TOBACCO POISONING, NICOTINE TOXICITY, IN DOGS
 
Description    Tobacco contains the toxic alkaloid nicotine.
 
Species   Canine
 
Signs   Ataxia, Back spasms, Colic, Cyanosis, Diarrhea, Dullness, Dysmetria, Dyspnea, Excessive salivation, Forelimb lameness, Forelimb spasms, Generalized lameness or stiffness, Generalized weakness, Head, face, neck spasms, Hindlimb spasms, Inability to stand, Increased respiratory rate, Miosis, Opisthotonus, Pain on external abdominal pressure, Seizures or syncope, Tachycardia, Trembling, Tremor, Vomiting or regurgitation
 
References   Vig MM. Nicotine poisoning in a dog. vet hum toxicol 1990;32:573-575
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