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Keywords:

  • poisonous plant;
  • toxicology;
  • gastrointestinal injury;
  • bradycardia

Abstract

Objective

To describe a case of mountain laurel (Kalmia latifolia) toxicosis in a dog, including case management and successful outcome.

Case Summary

A dog presented for vomiting, hematochezia, bradycardia, weakness, and ataxia, which did not improve with supportive treatment. Mountain laurel ingestion was identified as cause of clinical signs after gastrotomy was performed to remove stomach contents. Supportive treatment was continued and the dog made a full recovery.

New or Unique Information Provided

This report details a case of mountain laurel toxicosis in a dog, including management strategies and outcome, which has not been previously published in the veterinary literature.