When it comes to mushroom toxicosis in dogs, it is often very difficult to confirm the type of mushroom eaten. This is because mushrooms are very difficult to identify unless you are an avid mushroom picker or mycologist. However, keep in mind that there are thousands penis envy mushrooms of mushroom species in North America, of which less than 100 are poisonous. When in doubt, never eat wild mushroom and do not trust it.

Clearly, mushrooms sold in major grocery stores are safe and considered non-toxic to dogs (and humans). How to prevent fungal toxicosis in dogs? Encourage pet owners to check their yard at least once a week (when scooping up poop) to pull out mushrooms that may be growing in the backyard.

There are 5 main types of poisonous mushrooms, and they all work in different ways.

• The most dangerous type of mushroom contains amanitin toxins, which cause severe gastrointestinal symptoms (within 6-24 hours), a "false recovery" period (when your dog seems to get better), and then severe liver failure (at age 36). years). 48 hours after exposure to fungi). Kidney failure can also develop in the final stages. Examples of these deadly fungi include: fly agaric , galerina, lepiot, A. phalloids (death cap, angel of death), and A. ocreata.

• Another type of fungus contains muscarine and causes profuse LASTI signs (eg, salivation, tearing, urination, diarrhea) and neurological signs. They act in much the same way as organophosphates and  penis envy mushrooms carbamates. Examples of these fungal species include Inocybe spp. and also Clitocybe Dealbata.

• One type of mushroom contains muscimol and ibotenic acid and causes profuse symptoms such as ataxia, sedation, and even tremors or convulsions. Examples of these types of mushrooms include Amanita muscaria and A. panthera.

• The false morel ( Gyromitra spp.) causes profuse vomiting and diarrhea and is not usually fatal. In rare cases, it can cause seizures.