Family urging awareness of potential pet poisoning hazards

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EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (WEAU) -- A family is urging pet owners to be aware of potential poisoning hazards for animals after their dog dies from eating mushrooms.

Scott and Jody Erdman rushed their dog to a vet, but he died hours later. They reportedly said their six-month-old dog, Bosco, vanished on December 21. The family was having a picnic in the woods. The black Labrador retriever became violently ill that night, and was drooling and staggering. The North American Mycological Association says Bosco ate a mushroom called Amanita pantherina. It says dogs often eat it and survive, but Bosco was more sensitive to it because of his age.

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