By Zoie Koostra

Pet Poisoning: Know the Signs and Symptoms


August 9, 2018

Sigrid Olson, Pathfinder

The Olson family dog Balto keeping a careful watch over the family while in the wilderness during the summer of 2017.

When the Olson family's dog Balto started acting sick in the mountains, they had no idea what could be affecting him - they just knew they needed to get him down right away. Even when he was brought into the vet, the mystery of what was causing Balto to vomit and have extremely high blood sugar remained.

"When he got here he was still not able to stand and had some really unusual lab work," Dr. Shoni Card, Balto's veterinarian said. "His blood sugar was super high, his kidney values were moderately elevated and his bilirubin and his pancreatic levels were elevated."

Balto had a very unusua...

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