yes they are poisonous and can kill a dog. If your dog only ate a little than he should be alright. It also depends on your dogs age and size, and whether he has a strong immune system. Give your dog plenty of water and you might want to bring him to the vet if you see any problems.
I'm not sure how much he ate cause I wasn't home at the time. He's really quiet right now, but I'm not sure if that's because it's late and he just wants to sleep. God I'm so worried, and the vet doesn't open til tomorrow morning! =(
According to the ASPCA's website, tulips as well as all bulb plants are toxic to pets. I hope your dog is ok - I just went through the same thing, but our puppy had to spend the night at the pet hospital because he wouldn't stop throwing up and shaking - but he seems to be ok now.
I don't know anything about tulips. What does the bulb look like? All I know are the tulips were fully bloomed and probably even dead considering it was wrinkley. I meant to throw it away. Do bulbs still stay on the tulips or is the bulb there before it blooms? Does anyone know anything about tulips? I'm freaking. Please help! btw... thank you for those who have responded already.
Also... what may be the signs of poison? It doesn't look like he threw up. I just left him for an hour to go to dinner, so I'm sure I would find the vomit if he did throw up. He seems to be acting normal, but he just looks sleepy. I called the pet hospital and it's $70 just to make a visit. Any other tests would be extra. It's expensive, but maybe I should just take him just to be on the safe side. =( What do you think? Should I wait it out til tomorrow morning?
well signs could be diarrhea, inflamed eyes, vomitting, and coughing. tell u the truth if your dog is fine by tomorrow morning, I doubt he'll have any problems. But you might want to monitor him throughout the night. Good luck!
The bulb is at the bottom of the plant - kind of round with the stem coming out of it. Try not to worry too much, I know...easier said than done. I'll be thinking good thoughts for you and Riley tonight. If he's not vomiting now, that's a good sign.
If he is acting normaly, I would watch him overnight and see how he is when the vet opens. If he is so sleepy that he doesnt want to wake up, vomiting, diarhea, fever, sweliing, anywhere, seems to have abdominal pain or discomfort, gets overly restless, or any other odd behavoir, I would go tonight.
Does your vet have an emergancy number you could call? The animal hospital you called might could tell you how he should be acting if he did eat any. It looks like by this time he would be throwing up or something if he did get poisoned. I think there would be more signs than him just being sleepy. Good luck and hope that baby is going to be okay. I also looked on several web sites and did not see tulips listed.
Thanks for the support everyone! I've been like a frantic mom searching for info on the internet as well. I've done so well puppy proofing this place. He's getting so big so fast that I didn't even realize he could reach the coffee table. Since he's not really showing any symptoms (thank god and knock on wood!) I think I'll wait til tomorrow morning to take him to the vet for free. I just woke up the poor guy to play with him to see if he has the energy. He seems to be acting normal enough. I'll keep everyone updated. I don't know what I'd do without the little guy. I love him so much. So thanks from the bottom of my heart to all who tried to help.
I was just thinking if he chewed on some of the leafy part, and not the bulb, which that one web site said was toxin, maybe he will be fine. Like apples, they can have apple but the core is suppose to be toxin to them. Hopefully he didn't get any of the bad part. If they were delivered in a vase wasn't the bulb cut off from the flower?
Yes. Tulips, a bulbous plant species, are toxic and can cause gastrointestinal complications.
If the tulips are cut flowers in a vase (minus the bulbs)and the pup ate the flowers and/or stems he *should* be okay (I would still keep an eye on him though and call a vet). The bulb is the underground structure from which the flowers, stems, and leaves come; and the bulb is the most dangerous part of the plant if consumed. If what you have is a potted plant that includes the bulbs (at the base of the stems) then you have more to worry about. From what you wrote, it sounds to me that you have cut flowers in water - is this correct?
Lots of bulbous species are toxic to plants, especially lily of the valley. Many of these species are dangerous because they contain alkaloids.
Keep an eye on the pup and meanwhile I would do extensive research on which plants are toxic (the long list would surprise you) and keep only animal safe plants around, especially while your dog is still a puppy.