ZINC TOXICITY IN THE DOG
 
Description    Zinc Toxicity has been reported in dogs when objects made of zinc were ingested. Acute renal failure due to tubular necrosis can occur.
 
Species   Canine
 
Signs   Anorexia, Bloody stools, feces, hematochezia, Bradycardia, Constant or increased vocalization, Dehydration, Diarrhea, Dryness oral mucosa, Dullness, Dyspnea, Excessive salivation, Fever, Generalized weakness, Heart murmur, Hematemesis, Hemoglobinuria or myoglobinuria, Hepatosplenomegaly, Hypothermia, Icterus, Inability to stand, Increased respiratory rate, Lacrimation, Melena or occult blood in feces, stools, Mucous, mucoid stools, feces, Oliguria or anuria, Pain on external abdominal pressure, Pale, Pica, Prolonged capillary refill time, Red or brown urine, Tachycardia, Vomiting or regurgitation, Weak pulse
 
References   Lee Y-R. Treatment of zinc toxicosis in a dog with chelation using d-penicillamine. J Vet Emerg Critical Care 2016;26:825 [Web Reference]
Cowan V. Characterizing 1341 cases of veterinary toxicoses confirmed in western Canada: A 16-year retrospective study. Can Vet J 2016;57:53 [Web Reference]
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