Toxic Ingestion

Tierrasanta Veterinary Hospital: San Diego's Premier Animal Hospital

As one of the top animal hospitals in San Diego, our team of experts at Tierrasanta Veterinary Hospital is well experienced when it comes to assisting your four-legged friends. It does not matter what ailment your pet may be experiencing. Our team is on hand and ready to handle any issue that comes our way. 


When your pet is in distress, you want to know that they are in the best hands possible. Emergency medicine, pet surgery and internal veterinary medicine are available provided by registered technicians that have dedicated themselves to this field. That's what makes our animal hospital the perfect choice when your pet is experiencing unusual ailments. Our team has helped many animals over the years and hopes to continue assisting San Diego area pets for years to come.

Toxic Ingestion Assistance

This is a very terrifying experience for any pet owner and a trained veterinarian is required to handle it. There is no telling what can happen when toxic ingestion is not properly diagnosed and addressed in a timely manner. There are a number of signs that pet owners should remain aware of at all times when concerned about a toxic ingestion.

Common Signs of Toxic Ingestion

The signs can vary, depending on the type of poison that the animal has encountered. If the animal has ingested chocolate, they will typically experience tremors, heart issues, and convulsions. An animal that has accidentally consumed human drugs like ibuprofen will go through kidney failure if they are not treated immediately. Diarrhea and sickness are the most common symptoms of this type of ingestion.

Rat poison leads to bruising and bleeding for the animal. Grapes and raisins must be avoided because they are likely to cause kidney failure. Even something as simple as onions will leave your animal experiencing severe nausea and a sizable amount of drooling. If any of these symptoms start to become more pronounced in your pet, please be sure to contact our team immediately.

Seek Veterinary Assistance ASAP

Don't make the mistake of waiting until the last minute when your pet is experiencing the symptoms of a toxic ingestion. The telltale signs of toxic ingestion must be taken with the utmost level of seriousness. Let the experts at Tierrasanta Veterinary Hospital assist you and your pet whenever unfortunate events such as these take place. For more tips on the dangers of toxic ingestion or to book an appointment for veterinary care, call us today at (858) 292-6116.

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