This section is from the book "Sporting Dogs. Their Points And Management In Health, And Disease", by Frank Townend Barton. Also available from Amazon: Sporting Dogs; Their Points and Management in Health and Disease.
Mercurial poisoning but seldom occurs, and when it does, it is chiefly the result of the continued medicinal use of the drug, or as an over-dose.
Dogs seem particularly susceptible to the action of mercurial compounds, so that this drug requires to be given with circumspection.
An excessive discharge of saliva from the mouth and loosening of the teeth are amongst the most prominent signs.