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Ask the Vet About Poisoned Dogs and Cats

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Ask the Vet About Poisoning in Dogs and Cats
MichaelDym, V.M.D.
Michael Dym, V.M.D.
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine

As a practicing veterinarian, Dr. Dym has over 19 years of experience and dedication to enhancing the overall health and well-being of pets. His commitment and passion for pet health continuously drives him to learn more about the art and science of homeopathy through ongoing training and education.

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Date: Feb 19, 2020
Category: Poisoning
Pet Type: Dog
Topic: Quick breathing ( short of breath)

Question:My dog is poison by someone random and I just give him some charcoal tablets.. A hour ago...and at the first 15-20 he take a crap...what else can i do to stop this quick breathing?

Answer:I would need to examine him and know what he was poisoned with to really help you. Here is a phone number to poison specialist: ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center Phone Number: 1-(888) 426-4435

Date: Feb 11, 2020
Category: Poisoning
Pet Type: Dog
Topic: Crimson Clover

Question:Is Crimson Clover seed toxic to dogs

Answer:Not that I know of, but definitely ask a poison specialist like these folks for the best advice: ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center Phone Number: 1-(888) 426-4435

Date: Jan 30, 2020
Category: Poisoning
Pet Type: Dog
Topic: Cigarette butt

Question:My pug eat 1 cigarette butt. Will this make her sick or worse kill her

Answer:It won't kill her. It may make her sick though - to what extent depends on what kind of cigarette, how much she weighs, any preexisting problems, etc. Have all of that information ready when you contact a poison control specialist like these folks: ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center Phone Number: 1-(888) 426-4435

Date: Jan 29, 2020
Category: Poisoning
Pet Type: Dog
Topic: What to do

Question:Puppy was licking golden Marlin fly bait don't know how much it ingested

Answer:It depends on the exact concentration and active ingredients, exactly how much he ate, how much he weighs, any pre-existing problems, etc. Have all of that ready when you contact a poison control specialist like these folks : ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center Phone Number: 1-(888) 426-4435

Date: Jan 28, 2020
Category: Poisoning
Pet Type: Dog
Topic: Please help

Question:I don know if my dog maybe liked or ate a rat blue pallet make KOMBAT rat and mice pallets and we have not veterinarian close by our farm, what can I do to help him he have so symptoms yet. insadent happend +- 1 hour ago

Answer:It depends on the exact concentration and active ingredients, exactly how much he ate, how much he weighs, any pre-existing problems, etc. Have all of that ready when you contact a poison control specialist like these folks : ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center Phone Number: 1-(888) 426-4435

Date: Jan 16, 2020
Category: Poisoning
Pet Type: Dog
Topic: Advantage Multi for dogs side effests

Question:I gave my 3 year old 80 lb lab a dose of Advantage multi 24 hours ago. He has been lethargic and restless since. It is some better this morning as we have approached the 24 hours. I have looked on line for side effects and see these are some. I did call our vet last night for guidance. If he is not better I will take him today. My question to you is what have you seen with Advantage and HOW LONG will these symptoms last? Should they go away after 24 hours? The comments I see online seem to diminish these possible side effects and could not find a common time line when they should disappear. Any knowledge you can share would be appreciated. I will NOT be giving my precious boy any more of this. (We did give this to our previous lab 5+ years ago with no issue. Wonder if something has changed in their formula?)

Answer:No, that is not a common reaction for an 80 pound dog to have - it makes me think something else is going on. Call and discuss it with the manufacturer (Bayer) and see your veterinarian if his symptoms continue or worsen.

Date: Jan 14, 2020
Category: Poisoning
Pet Type: Dog
Topic: Pitbull puppy

Question:Hi I wanted to find out what can u give little puppy that has food poisoning that does not wanna eat or drink??Can u maybe give him something at home or what can u buy

Answer:If the puppy is vomiting, at home treatment is not recommended unless treatment at your vet is simply not an option at all. Here is a link to our article about treating parvo virus, with a section about at-home care: https://www.1800petmeds.com/education/parvovirus-treatment-dogs-30.htm

Date: Jan 3, 2020
Category: Poisoning
Pet Type: Dog
Topic: mushrooms

Question:Both my dogs actively search out mushrooms when we go out for potty walks. I have taken several out of their mouths and have to watch constantly. Why do they think this potentially poisonous object is so tasty? Is it as dangerous as I've been told?

Answer:It can be, just like with people, so continue to deny their access to it.

Date: Jan 3, 2020
Category: Poisoning
Pet Type: Dog
Topic: Ate chocolate

Question:My 8 pound dog ate a chocolate Cadbury egg. Should I be worried?

Answer:Milk chocolate is no where near as toxic as dark or baking chocolate but as small as your dog is, I would contact your veterinarian. Here is a good article about chocolate toxicity, written by another veterinarian, from a site that I trust - it has a chocolate toxicity calculator at the bottom where you enter the weight of your dog and the exact amount and type of chocolate to see toxicity potential: https://veterinarypartner.vin.com/default.aspx?pid=19239&id=4952115

Date: Dec 31, 2019
Category: Poisoning
Pet Type: Cat
Topic: Cat Stepped on Cleaning Wipes

Question:Cat walked in the wet residue of Seventh Generation Wipes. I soaked her feet in water and dried them with a paper towel. There isn't any noticible symptoms but I noticied one of the ingredients, eucalyptus oil, is toxic to cats. Its likely heavily diluted and I don't smell the cleaner on her at all. What should I do?

Answer:I would wash them with soap and rinse as well to cut through the oil better. As far as exact toxicity, you will need to speak with a veterinary toxicologist - have the package with you because they will need the exact active ingredients with their concentrations, etc and her weight. Here is one number to call: ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center Phone Number: 1-(888) 426-4435

Date: Dec 20, 2019
Category: Poisoning
Pet Type: Dog
Topic: Possible Poisoning

Question:we had someone clean our house today and all was fine until later on my dog started to flinch when I would go near her as well as start to lose her balance. It got worse about 10 minutes later and since she has been the same. Not good balance and sensitive to any movements. No vomiting of the sort as of right now. I also hear her stomach rumbling so we do not know if she ingested something or inhaled from the fumes.

Answer:It depends on the exact concentration and active ingredients in the cleaning products, exactly how much she ingested, how much she weighs, any pre-existing problems, etc. Have all of that ready when you contact a poison control specialist like these folks: ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center Phone Number: 1-(888) 426-4435

Date: Dec 17, 2019
Category: Poisoning
Pet Type: Dog
Topic: Butter

Question:My dog at a container of butter. Will it kill him?

Answer:Probably not but it will upset his stomach. See your veterinarian if it is excessive.

Date: Dec 14, 2019
Category: Poisoning
Pet Type: Cat
Topic: Ate Cement

Question:My cat drunk water out of a bucket filled with cement at the bottom and all around it. He is drooling, has a big lump on the side of his face, is walking slow and limp. But he is still eating, sitting outside, using the cat tray and doing normal things. I don't have any money to take him to the Vet. What can I do at home to help him get better?

Answer:I would need to examine him to really determine what is going on. It sounds more like he has an abscess and needs an antibiotic injection from your veterinarian. Tell them that you have financial constraints and most will work with you.

Date: Dec 12, 2019
Category: Poisoning
Pet Type: Dog
Topic: Activated charcoal

Question:Can I give my 40 lb. American bulldog puppy human 520mg cap?

Answer:Activated charcoal is indicated for some toxins but not for all - to recommend it, I would need to know more about what is going on. Here is a phone number for a poison control specialist: ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center Phone Number: 1-(888) 426-4435

Date: Dec 5, 2019
Category: Poisoning
Pet Type: Dog
Topic: Lavender

Question:A,vet on TV last week said that dogs should not be around it as it could kill them in a short time so do not use lavender on your dogs.

Answer:That's a little extreme, but until we know more about it's toxicity, it is better to keep it away from them.


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