EXPLOSIVES, FIREWORKS TOXICITY
 
Description    Fireworks or explosives can cause signs of toxicity that depend on the contents of the material ingested.
 
Species   Canine
 
Signs   Abnormal proprioceptive positioning, Abnormal pupillary response to light, Anorexia, Arrhythmia, Ataxia, Bloody stools, feces, hematochezia, Bradycardia, Colic, Coma, Congestion oral mucous membranes, Diarrhea, Disoriented, Dullness, Dysmetria, Dyspnea, Excitement, Fever, Generalized weakness, Hematemesis, Hyperesthesia, Inability to stand, Increased respiratory rate, Melena or occult blood in feces, stools, Miosis, Pain on external abdominal pressure, Photophobia, Reluctant to move, Seizures or syncope, Sinus arrest, Sinus arrhythmia, Tachycardia, Tetraparesis, Trembling, Tremor, Vomiting or regurgitation
 
References   Gahagan P. Toxicology of Explosives and Fireworks in Small Animals. Vet Clin North Am Small Anim Pract 2012;42:361 [Web Reference]
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