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Respiratory arrest following ingestion of wild mushrooms in 3 dogs (2006–2011)


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To describe the clinical course, treatment, and outcome of 3 dogs with respiratory arrest following mushroom ingestion.

Case Series Summary

Three dogs were presented for mushroom toxicosis that developed respiratory arrest. Two of the dogs were treated with diazepam just prior to the development of respiratory arrest; 1 dog received no medications prior to respiratory arrest. Of the 3 dogs, 1 was euthanized and the remaining 2 recovered fully with assisted and mechanical ventilation.

New or Unique Information Provided

This is the first documentation of respiratory arrest associated with mushroom toxicosis in dogs.