Saturday, December 7, 2019
Here is California it's been raining. It's just a matter of time before we start seeing DeathCaps. North of us in Canada they are having major problems. Check out the links below.
A Simple explanation of how the Death Cap kills.
Amanitin enters the body through the mouth, is absorbed in the stomach and small intestine, and is transported directly to the liver, where it kills a bunch of cells. Some of it is flushed into the kidney, where it kills a bunch of cells and is pissed out of the body. Some is taken up into the gall bladder, where it gets dumped into the bile, which is released. That amanitin is again absorbed by the intestine, and goes through the same cycle. That's why it takes a few days for amanitin to kill the liver and kidney. It's the repeat exposure that kills.
Dr. Todd Mitchell came up with a brilliant idea: let's flush the poison out so it doesn't keep killing. He keeps people over-hydrated, so most of the amanitin is flushed out the kidneys, and gives them silibinin (or silymarin, the more crude extract of the milk thistle) that binds up the amanitin and keeps it from circulating. Unfortunately silymarin is not approved for use in the United States by the FDA. Todd MItchell heads a critical trial on the use of silibinin in the US which has become known as the Santa Cruz Protocol. Unfortunately this protocol is still a not available for dogs. Hopefully soon the FDA and the veterinary world will approve it for use.
• Pick them, bag them and throw them out.
• Go to "Death Cap Poster" in this blog's menu bar.l Print out the poster and put them up where you've seen the mushrooms growing. More might come up.
• Call your local news stations and newspapers. Ask them to do a story on Death Caps warning the public.
• Take posters to your vets office and ask them to post them at their front desk.
REMEMBER: If you suspect your dog or child has eaten a DeathCap Mushroom
the first 24 hours are critical...
it can be the difference between life and death.
BAG THEM AND THROW THEM OUT...
AND DON'T LET YOUR DOG SEE YOU DIGGING THEM UP,
FOR IT WILL ONLY PEAK THEIR INTEREST.
IT IS MY HOPE
THAT LITTLE DONATO, BRUTUS, OTTO , COSBY, BELLA & TRUFFLES,
AND LITTLE DIXIE
WILL CARRY THIS MESSAGE
AROUND THE WORLD
AND KEEP ALL OF OUR PUPS AND DOGS SAFE