URTICACEAE, NETTLE, POISONING IN DOGS
 
Description    Members of the plant family URTICACEAE, which includes nettles, have hollow hairs that when contacted by an animal inject toxic substances into the skin. Skin reactions are common, more serious systemic signs are rare.
 
Species   Canine
 
Signs   Anorexia, Arrhythmia, Ataxia, Bradycardia, Disoriented, Dysmetria, Dyspnea, Excessive salivation, Generalized weakness, Inability to stand, Mouth, oral mucosal or tongue pain, Skin erythema, Skin pain, Skin wheal, Tetraparesis, Trembling, Tremor
 
References   Kittow NC. A case of canine poisoning with New Zealand Tree Nettle (Ongaonga, Urtica ferox). N Z Vet J 2013;61:60 [Web Reference]
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