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DateJan 21, 2022
CategoryPoisoning
Pet TypeCat
TopicCat ate some poisonous creature
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Question:

Cat ate a poisonous creature 2-3 days ago. He has stopped eating food but drinking water. He just vomitted the intestine.

Answer:

If it is still adversely affecting him 2-3 days later, I would go ahead and see your local veterinarian for bloodwork and treatment. If that just isn't an option at all, a good probiotic pectin-based paste may help seetle his stomach like this one: https://www.1800petmeds.com/Proviable-prod12083.html

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DateJan 4, 2022
CategoryPoisoning
Pet TypeDog
TopicMy Four Dogs ate poison. It's a mix breed of germansherpard and Bulgarian Sherpas along with two mixed breed of pitbulls.
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Question:

My Dogs are poisoned They started by gasping breath and they cough like a thick mucus is stuck on their throats. They pooed black reddish poo and it smells very bad . Their tongues are brown and inside mouth is pale , they are very sick . They are always asleep and they lost weight and they are weak .

Answer:

The symptoms you describe are severe enough to warrant an immediate trip to see your veterinarian for a diagnosis and appropriate treatment. When a toxicity issue arises and you need immediate help, here are a couple of options: ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center Phone Number: 1-(888) 426-4435 or websites like JustAnswer.com.

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DateJan 2, 2022
CategoryPoisoning
Pet TypeCat
TopicPoison Detox
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Is it still helpful to give a cat Charcoal and non flavor Pedialyte to help them in a detox effort. The laundry detergent pod was in the bottom of a bag so at first after finding vomit I thought it was just an upset stomach. Then i thought it had a detergent fragrance. I started flushing him with water from a syringe. I have him at least 4 of them and he vomited again. Then he seemed to be resting. I read to rinse him so then i did. I dryed him off and he sat on radiator cover then his bed. Its next morning and I am not sure weather it will help to give him the charcoal or if that will just cause him more sickness. The other problem is he may have eaten a piece of wood the other day he grabbed something off the floor. He also has only a bit of diarrhea last night. I will take him for an xray tomorrow to see if any blockages or if any intestinal problems. He is not hungry and is lathargic yet I did see him stand and give one streach which made me hope for him. Should I give Charcoal and or pedialyte ? Or could that just make him suffer ? Being this is a twofold problem and I am confused and regular vet is closed by the time I realized everything. Thanks for your advise in this matter. He is my baby boy

Answer:

When a toxicity issue arises and you need immediate help, here are a couple of options: ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center Phone Number: 1-(888) 426-4435 or websites like JustAnswer.com. Have the exact brand and active ingredient and amount that he ingested when you call - they will need that to help you.

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DateJan 1, 2022
CategoryPoisoning
Pet TypeDog
TopicHUMMUS
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15 mth old 66lb GSD ate about 1/2 a 1 tsp of restaurant hummus last night. Wretching this morning and managed to throw up small bright yellow foamy liquid. Now shes sleeping im concerned

Answer:

Since she is vomiting and lethargic, I would recommend going ahead and seeing your local veterinarian. When they are vomiting, it's tough to treat them with over-the-counter products because everything is oral. Your veterinarian will have injectable medications to treat her. If that isn't an option, resting her stomach from food and giving a good probiotic like this one may help: https://www.1800petmeds.com/Proviable-prod12083.html

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DateDec 30, 2021
CategoryPoisoning
Pet TypeDog
TopicSick
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Question:

Help

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Obviously, I would need a LOT more information to help you. When a toxicity issue arises and you need immediate help, here are a couple of options: ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center Phone Number: 1-(888) 426-4435 or websites like JustAnswer.com.

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DateDec 26, 2021
CategoryPoisoning
Pet TypeDog
TopicHeartworm meds
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Question:

My dog ate 5 heartworm meds at one time

Answer:

Whether or not this is a toxicity concern depends on many variables: what kind of medication that contains what active ingredients, any medical concerns your dog may have, other medications s/he may be taking, etc. When a toxicity issue arises and you need immediate help, here are a couple of options: ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center Phone Number: 1-(888) 426-4435 or websites like JustAnswer.com.

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DateDec 25, 2021
CategoryPoisoning
Pet TypeCat
TopicCatprofen
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Question:

I gave a small dose of my dogs meds to my injured kitten and I think I poisoned her :(. What do I do to help her? Her appointment with the vet is in Monday not sure if she'll make it that long.

Answer:

I would need to know exactly what medication she ate, how much, what her symptoms were before and after you gave it, etc. to really offer you any kind of useful advice, so see your local emergency clinic today if she is still having problems. When a toxicity issue arises and you need immediate help, here are a couple of options: ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center Phone Number: 1-(888) 426-4435 or websites like JustAnswer.com.

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DateDec 18, 2021
CategoryPoisoning
Pet TypeDog
TopicAvocado pit
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Question:

My 1 year old mini schnauzer may have eaten an avacado pit.

Answer:

When a toxicity issue arises and you need immediate help, here are a couple of options: ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center Phone Number: 1-(888) 426-4435 or websites like JustAnswer.com.

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DateDec 18, 2021
CategoryPoisoning
Pet TypeDog
TopicHelp
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Question:

What can I give her

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I would need to know what she was poisoned with to really help you. When a toxicity issue arises and you need immediate help, here are a couple of options - they would be the best ones to advise you right now as well: ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center Phone Number: 1-(888) 426-4435 or websites like JustAnswer.com.

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DateDec 13, 2021
CategoryPoisoning
Pet TypeDog
TopicNovosti
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Novosti

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DateDec 10, 2021
CategoryPoisoning
Pet TypeDog
TopicPoisoning
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Question:

What do I do if my nursing dog ate a whole bar of rat poison? How do I increase her chances of survival without going to the vet?

Answer:

It depends on which kind of rat poison she ate. Most are extremely toxic, but require different antidotes and treatments. Some require Vitamin K1 as a treatment (but it won't help if she ate a different kind of rat poison) : https://www.1800petmeds.com/Vitamin+K+1+Chewable+Tablets-prod11958.html When a toxicity issue arises and you need immediate help, here are a couple of options - they would be the best ones to advise you right now as well: ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center Phone Number: 1-(888) 426-4435 or websites like JustAnswer.com.

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DateDec 7, 2021
CategoryPoisoning
Pet TypeCat
TopicFlea medicine toxicity
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How can I treat dog flea treatment toxicity in my 4 month old kitten? I have no way or funds to take to a vet. As soon as I realized that I used the wrong flea treatment I bathed kitten using dawn dish soap.

Answer:

What you have done is about all you can do at home. If the kitten isn't eating, see your veterinarian for treatment. (Most have payment plans and will do their best to stay in your budget)

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DateDec 2, 2021
CategoryPoisoning
Pet TypeCat
TopicShaking head to toe
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Question:

Possibly ate something What can I do

Answer:

It depends on what s/he ate. See your veterinarian if it continues or worsens. When a toxicity issue arises and you need immediate help, here are a couple of options: ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center Phone Number: 1-(888) 426-4435 or websites like JustAnswer.com.

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DateNov 17, 2021
CategoryPoisoning
Pet TypeCat
TopicHelp for poisoning
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Question:

My cat is having seizures and I’m afraid she may have ingested poison. I don’t have the money to take her to a vet. What can I do from home? Please help!! Thank you

Answer:

If the toxin is causing her to seize, it has been absorbed, so there is nothing that will really help that is a home remedy so seeing your local veterinarian is ideal. Let them know that you have financial constraints and most will work to try to stay within your budget. When a toxicity issue arises and you need immediate help, here are a couple of options: ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center Phone Number: 1-(888) 426-4435 or websites like JustAnswer.com.

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DateOct 23, 2021
CategoryPoisoning
Pet TypeCat
Topicactivated charcoal
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Question:

how much do i give a 6 week old female kitten and where do i get it

Answer:

I would need to know a lot more about your situation to really help you. When a toxicity issue arises and you need immediate help, here are a couple of options: ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center Phone Number: 1-(888) 426-4435 or websites like JustAnswer.com.

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