If consumed, calamine lotion can be harmful for dogs, according to veterinarian Dr. Marie Haynes. Calamine lotion applied to a dog's itchy skin is easily licked off, and if consumed repeatedly, can be toxic for dogs.
Dr. Haynes explains that while licking a small amount of calamine lotion off the skin is unlikely to harm dogs, if reapplied and licked off again, the medication can build up in their systems to toxic levels. Calamine has high levels of zinc as well as an acid compound similar to acid in aspirin, which can lead to internal bleeding and even death for dogs or cats that consume it, states the American Humane Association.Learn More
Maggot exposure can lead to a condition called cuterebra in dogs that causes a variety of medical symptoms that can lead to complications if not treated. According to PetMD, symptoms of cuterebra infection include warbles that contain the maggot directly beneath the skin, cough, fever and shortness of breath.Full Answer >
Undercooked or raw pork may infect a dog with trichinosis, a disease that infects pigs with roundworm. However, uncontaminated pork in itself is not harmful to most dogs, though some breeds have difficulty digesting its rich and fatty content. Pancreatitis is another disease that dogs on a high-fat diet are at risk of.Full Answer >
According to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, cinnamon is not toxic to dogs. It is also safe for cats and horses.Full Answer >
Dogs sneeze when they are excited to communicate to their playmates that their interaction is just play, or simply to let another animal or human know that they want to play. The play sneeze, or excited sneeze, is a way for a dog to convey his intentions to those around it.Full Answer >