Satan's bolete is toxic for dogs

Boletus satanas toxic

The Satan's bolete is mainly found in deciduous forests (e.g. under beech or oak trees) and mainly in southern Europe. The cap of the Satan's bolete is usually curved and light grey, grey-white to grey-olive in colour. The stalk is usually bulbous at the base and the colour can vary from light yellow to dark reddish. The pores are yellowish, orange-red to later dark red, depending on the age of the mushroom.

All parts of the Satan's bolete are poisonous to dogs.


Satan's bolete is also known as:
  • Devil's bolete
Satan's bolete with typical red colouring on the stem

What should I do if my dog ate Satan's bolete?

How toxic is Satan's bolete?

Toxicity:toxic (toxic)
Toxic parts:All parts of the Satan's bolete are poisonous to dogs.
Toxic time:summer, autumn
Antidote:Unknown
POISONINGS REQUIRE QUICK REACTION:
If your dog shows symptoms of poisoning, it is always an emergency! Time is critical for your dog's life. You should immediately call your vet or the animal emergency services and make sure that a vet is on site and then go there immediately. For the treatment, it helps the vet a lot to know what your dog has ingested.

Occurrence Satan's bolete

Plant species:mushroom
Occurrence:Forests
Areas:Europe
Flowering time:-
Fruit ripening:-

Symptoms

The following symptoms occur in case of poisoning with the Satan's bolete:

  • vomiting
  • colic
  • watery diarrhoea
  • severe fluid loss

Treatment

The vet will always try to remove the ingested poison from the body and alleviate the specific symptoms of poisoning.

There are different methods to remove the poison from the body:

1. ACTIVATED CHARCOAL: Activated charcoal can absorb toxins. If possible, it should be administered within 2 hours after ingestion of the poison, so that the toxin does not enter the bloodstream.
2. LAXATIVES: The vet may combine the administration of activated charcoal with a laxative.
3. VOMITING: The vet can also induce vomiting using medication to remove the toxin from the body. 

To alleviate the symptoms, the vet may give infusions or even an anti-nausea medication.

More information on dog poisonings can be found here: 

Preventing, identifying and treating poisoning in dogs

 

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