Common signs that your dog has eaten mold include: Vomiting. Diarrhea. Muscle tremors.
Can moldy food kill a dog?
Ingesting even a small amount of mold can cause small muscle tremors and ataxia (which will cause your pet to look like he/she is drunk or having trouble walking) for a period of hours or days. A large amount of mold exposure can cause severe tremors, seizures and even death.
What is mycotoxin poisoning?
A mycotoxin (from the Greek μύκης mykes, “fungus” and τοξίνη toxini, “toxin”) is a toxic secondary metabolite produced by organisms of the fungus kingdom and is capable of causing disease and death in both humans and other animals.
What should you do if you have been exposed to black mold?
- avoiding the allergen whenever possible.
- a nasal rinse, to flush mold spores out of the nose.
- antihistamines, to stop a runny nose, sneezing, and itchiness.
- decongestant nasal sprays, a short term remedy for congestion.
- nasal corticosteroids, to reduce inflammation.
- oral decongestants, to reduce congestion.
What are the signs of mold poisoning?
- Runny or stuffy nose.
- Cough and postnasal drip.
- Itchy eyes, nose and throat.
- Watery eyes.
- Dry, scaly skin.
Can black mold make your dog sick?
Black mold may cause similar symptoms in dogs and cats as it does us. Some pets will be more affected than others, just like it is in humans. Symptoms generally fall under three categories and include respiratory distress, an allergic reaction, and toxic reactions.
What are the side effects of breathing in mold?
Some people are sensitive to molds. For these people, exposure to molds can lead to symptoms such as stuffy nose, wheezing, and red or itchy eyes, or skin. Some people, such as those with allergies to molds or with asthma, may have more intense reactions.