If you’re worried that your dog may have gotten food poisoning, there are a few symptoms to look for. The two most common symptoms are diarrhea and vomiting. Other symptoms can include your dog getting lethargic and dehydrated, and your dog may also start to drool or start twitching. In serious cases, your dog may even begin having seizures. Also, be wary of their breathing and walking. Some dogs may start panting as a sign of becoming too dehydrated or warm, and they may get dizzy.
It is important to keep in mind that symptoms won’t show up until 3 or 4 days after your dog ate something they shouldn’t have. Since it does take a few days for symptoms to show up, it’s essential to keep an eye on your dog and to make sure that they don’t get into the trash, as well as keeping any human food out of reach.
Of course, dogs will try to eat something they shouldn’t, and it doesn’t always involve food meant for humans. Dogs can get into cleaning or gardening products, and they will try to eat some animal droppings and even dead animals. Dogs can also get food poisoning from expired dog food and treats, so be sure to check the expiration date of the dog food you currently have and any time you go to buy some more. Also, too much raw meat can potentially cause food poisoning, and it’s best to limit the number of bones you feed your dogs.
If you observe dog food poisoning symptoms in your pet, call your vet and let them know the symptoms your dog is experiencing and try to pinpoint what may have given your dog the food poisoning. If food poisoning is not severe, you may be able to treat it at home by giving them plenty of water. If the food poisoning is more severe, don’t try to wait it out and instead take your dog to the vet immediately so that they can provide the proper care.