WARNING! Zinc poisoning in dogs!

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  1. jacko

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    Thanks for the info.. i didn't know that... :yikes:
     
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    Thanks for sharing this. I had never heard of this before.
     
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    Re

    Danggggggg....
     
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    Oh, I didn't know that coins could be dangerous. Thanks for sharing!
     
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    We just learned of this today from a commercial warning about this. I figured this may be the perfect spot to post this.

    They also mentioned something else, but the Fixodent caught our attention since DH has used it for several years now.

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    Radiodense material is easily seen on radiographs of the GI tract in animals with zinc-containing foreign bodies. Changes in the CBC, chemistry profile, urinalysis, and coagulation profile reflect the degree of toxicity to various organ systems. The hemogram typically reveals a regenerative hemolytic anemia characterized by changes in erythrocyte morphology. The leukogram often shows a neutrophilic leukocytosis secondary to stress, pancreatitis, and a regenerative bone marrow. Serum chemistry changes that are seen secondary to hepatic damage include elevations in bilirubin, the transaminases, and alkaline phosphatase. As zinc accumulates in the pancreas, increases in amylase and lipase can be seen following pancreatitis and pancreatic necrosis. Glomerular damage and renal tubular epithelial necrosis result in elevations in BUN, creatinine, amylase, and urine protein. Hemoglobinuria can be differentiated from hematuria during urinalysis; the urine color will not clear after centrifugation in the presence of hemoglobinuria. Prolongation of prothrombin time and activated partial thromboplastin time can result from toxic effects on the synthesis or function of coagulation factors.
     
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    A horrible way to go. I can't imagine the pain. ^^^
     
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    oh wow...that is scary how something that small can cause so much harm. Thank you for posting this! very useful information to know! vet bills can be very expensive if your dog is not insured, and if something like this ...it's good to prevent it (by not leaving pennies or other small dog consumable items on the floor) or to figure out what the problem is sooner than later.
     
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    Thank you for the helpful info. yeah i also wanna know if cats are attracted to pennies. Thanks... :D
     
  11. Dog-Training-Outlet

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    Yes and the kiddos too...my son swallowed one when he was two and had to have it removed.

    What percentage of vets do you think are aware of this?
     
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    Pennies aren't toxic just for dogs. They are toxic to humans too. The problem with intoxication like this is that, unfortunately, not always diagnosed in time. The symptoms may include anemia, liver damage, kidney failure, and so on...
     
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    That's funny. I've read an article about how zinc is good in treating diarrhea and pneumonia. Can it be safe or useful in small amounts?
     
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    Thanks for sharing this useful information. Will surely share this with my friends and relatives who have pets.
     
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    Thanks for the info! I'll keep the spare change away from my dog now!
     
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    can i ask some thing????
     
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    That's a good thing to know...........:)
     
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    What do you want to ask ashlandkennel???????
     
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    Its not just coins, even small items like nuts, staples,zippers, some parts of toys, some jewellery and even som lotions have zinc in them and can cause zincpison in doga. Cats too can get affectd by zinc poisoning.
     

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