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ACORNS - from the Oak tree (see Oak) the green acorns appear to be the most dangerous. Acorns and the leaves contain large amounts of tannic acid together with small amount of volatile oil - urgent veterinary treatment needed. Symptoms - Usually a high temperature, colic with impaction. Constipation followed with intermittent diarrhoea.
Treatment: seek professional veterinary advice, the vet may advise the administration of liquid paraffin and/or stomach tube.

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