Will mushrooms hurt my dog?
Mushrooms can kill dogs, and they can do so quickly! Many dogs are sickened and killed each year after eating poisonous mushrooms.
And depending on the type of mushroom and the size of your dog, it may not even take much to send you and your pooch rushing to the Animal ER.
Generally, an adult average sized dog at 12 months of age, weighs about twice their weight at 4 months of age, or 2.5x the weight at 14 weeks.
Adult giant breeds grow more slowly, take longer to mature, and don't reach adult growth until they're at least 16-18 months old.
A fairly accurate calculation you can do to predict an adult height for your puppy is to multiply her height at six months by 100 and divide that answer by 75.
For example, a puppy who is 8 inches at the shoulder when she is 6 months old should be between 10.5 and 11 inches at the shoulder when she is finished growing.
Check his ears.
If your puppy's ears stand up when he gets excited, they probably will stand permanently by the time he is 6-months-old.
Another way to tell if your pup's ears are likely to stand is by observing where they are set on the head.
(Don't worry about mushrooms sold in large-chain grocery stores – these are safe and considered non-toxic to dogs and humans).
Depending on what type of mushroom is accidentally ingested, poisoning can be seen even with just a small bite.
Long-term behavior changes are usually positive if the spay or neuter was performed at a young age.
For example, male dogs may become less aggressive.
This means that some dogs will "calm down" over the next few months, while others may take years to calm down.