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    wild mushrooms in backyard

    Hi! I recently discovered some wild mushrooms growing in my backyard. I am wondering if mushrooms are poisonous to dogs like they can be to humans, and if so, what I should do about them so that my dog is safe in the backyard. Thanks!


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    Re: wild mushrooms in backyard

    Excellent question!

    Toxic mushrooms are toxic for dogs as well as humans, and even non-poisonous species can cause allergic reactions.

    Most of us can't distinguish the dangerous varieties. Since they can pop up over night, we have to patrol our yards daily and remove ANY mushrooms.

    I'm having a problem with this in Esther's outdoor kennel run. She's out there during the day if I'm not with her. Parts of it are well-shaded with a thick, straw bed and the areas around her pool are damp most of the time. I have to remove mushrooms daily.

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    Re: wild mushrooms in backyard

    go pick those mushrooms..... and get them out of the dog area and yard....

    when Kaelyn was young she ate some mushrooms.... she was not the only almost dead dog at the vets that weekend.... another dog did the same thing.... we almost lost kaelyn who was swollen and covered in hives and going into organ failure with a high high temp.

    go pick those mushrooms..... and get them out of your yard..... its a hard job and with two acres fenced here its a pain in the neck but its important to do and we now do it every year.....

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    Re: wild mushrooms in backyard

    This might become another summertime sticky in the dog health subforum.

    A Google search under dog mushroom poisoning will turn up accounts of dogs dying from mushrooms.

    We may need another subforum called, "Things that can kill your dog that you wouldn't have thought of."

    Thanks for bringing this up, Marley.

    BTW, one of the sites I looked at - I think the ASPCA poison site - advised that, if you suspect any kind of poisoning, to get off the computer and call the vet. A dog that eats ANY kind of mushroom could be at risk, since most of us have no idea which ones are toxic.

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