Dogs love to explore their environment, even if it’s only the backyard garden. There’s always something amazing to find there! But sometimes dogs try to eat things they shouldn’t. For instance, they may try to eat berries from a tree they find. Dogs are curious and so want to see if these are some new great food! However, can the berries from a tree make a dog sick?
Has your dog eaten berries from a tree? Are you worried the berries from a tree will make your dog sick? If so, you’ve come to the right place. We understand it can be scary when your dog eats something like this.
We’ve put together some information about berries from trees and whether or not they can make a dog sick. Let’s get started!
What are Berries from a Tree?
There are many types of berries that grow on trees. The berries may contain yummy fleshy fruit and seeds. The berries may be safe; however, it’s also possible the tree berries could be toxic.
What happens if a dog eats berries from a tree? Will the berries make a dog sick?
Berries from a Tree & Dogs
If you know what the tree is and that the berries are not poisonous, then your dog may be OK. It’s important to monitor him for any concerning symptoms. These may include diarrhea and vomiting that last longer than 12 to 24 hours. It may also include an allergic reaction if the dog is allergic to the berries.
However, if you’re not sure what the berries are, then it’s possible they are toxic to your dog.
Symptoms of Berry Toxicity in Dogs
You may notice these symptoms if your dog has eaten toxic berries from a tree:
- Excessive salivation
- Trouble breathing
If you notice any of these symptoms in your dog, then call the vet immediately. This is an emergency.
Be sure to let the vet know (if possible) how many berries the dog has eaten. Then tell the vet about what time this happened. It can help to take a sample of the tree and berries to the vet. If that’s not possible, then take a picture of the berries and the tree. This may help the vet determine what type of berries your dog has eaten.
The vet may induce vomiting or use activated charcoal. There’s also a good chance your fur baby will need an IV for fluids and to administer medications. Depending on the severity of your dog’s condition, he may need to be hospitalized for a few days.
The prognosis is best for dogs who receive prompt medical treatment. So, be sure to get your fur baby to the vet. His life depends on it!