These are generally non poisonous. Do you have any more in your yard? I’d pick a few and bring them with you to the vet. You could just grab a few, run up to the vets and show them the mushroom and ask if you should bring the dog in from the vehicle. You don’t need an appt for that.It was a mushroom from the yard, growing up in the lawn. It looked like a traditional human food mushroom.
****, I wish I thought of that. There were two right near each other. The second I picked and tossed immediately. I wish I kept it or took a picture. This was about 7 hours ago. I took him to work with me and have been monitoring for signs I googled. So far so good.I’m not saying it is or isn’t poisonous, and clearly said to take the dog and the mushroom to the vet.
We have mushrooms that grow in our yard, but they aren’t poisonous. I know mushrooms aren’t something to be messed with. I sent mine off and had it tested so I would know if I needed to remove them, remove the dog(s) access to that area, or induce vomiting if one was consumed. Came back perfectly editable to both animals and humans, but I still won’t eat one! And I tell the dogs to leave it if they go sniffing around.
But generally, if you have your dogs and a mushroom both at the vets, instead of calling and waiting to see what they say, you have a better chance of that dog being seen ASAP. Just much less words because I’m a teeny bit loopy from pain meds.
No diarrhea, hard and solid and consistent with the RAW hybrid diet I have him on. I agree, it's almost impossible to get rid of them and also follow your dog in lock step in the backyard. I am always with him, but I let him roam.When Shasta was a pup, she would snag one once in a while. Horrible diarrhea for 1-2 days.
It looks like it is almost impossible to get rid of them without removing and replacing the top layer of soil.
Thanks everyone. I have a vet appointment Monday. His second set of shots. I will gather up every mushroom I can find and bring them with me.
Frisco is fine. Tormenting the heck out of me at his usual 7-10 PM witching hours. Today showed no signs of being lethargic, diarrhea, panting, goopy eyes or drooling.
I’m certainly not minimizing the danger. I should have brought him in. I certainly will if there is a next time.
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My husband is a Mycologist (mushroomer), and really most mushrooms we see around, with the exception of the Destoying Angel, (Amanita) aren't poisonous, most are edible and some are choice edible. I have about 5 good mushroom books here, but without a picture...can't help a lot.
If what you saw looked like a regular store mushroom, it's probably a Field/Horse/meadow mushroom, they are delicious, out now or soon depending on where you live. They have pink gills if fresh and the gills turn brown the older they get. The difference is quite stark between the regular edible Field mushroom, and the Amanita/Destroying Angel, aside from sporeprints.
Regular Field mushrooms don't have a skirt, Anamita does.
Get pictures if you can. If the dog isn't sick by now, he is probably fine.