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Her Dog Suddenly Died After A Walk - Vet Issues Warning

A 3-year-old Border Collie died within an hour after chewing on some water hemlock during a trip to the Horsetooth Reservoir in Colorado with her family. Though the family tried to take the dog to the hospital, it lost all motor function and died en route.

According to Hero Viral, water hemlock is one of the most lethal plants for a dog and is found near lakes, rivers, streams or in marshy areas. They can grow between 3 to 6 feet tall, bloom with white flowers and their leaves are narrow with spikey edges.

Though the plant isn’t something that dogs are usually drawn too, a few leaves worth can kill even a large dog within two hours. Farmers often monitor their farms for water hemlock to make sure their livestocks doesn’t get at it.

Symptoms occurs within minutes of ingesting water hemlock and include seizures, muscle twitching and drooling. Usually when a dog eats some they will seem nervous, their pupils will dilate and they will convulse before having respiratory paralysis, then dying.

If a dog ingests a non-lethal amount, there is a chance for survival though they will likely have permanent heart or skeletal muscle damage. Make sure you induce vomiting in your dog and call your veterinarian immediately if you suspect they ate water hemlock.

Source: HeroViral
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