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DateSep 19, 2021
CategoryPoisoning
Pet TypeDog
TopicMy dog ingested crab apples
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Question:

Hello my 100lb, 12 year old American bulldog ingested crab apples in my backyard. He is now lethargic and panting mildly heavy. He vomited and had diarrhea once… a few hours ago. Since then he is drinking normally and has a little appetite also he is urinating normally. His only symptoms are lethargy and panting… Should I be concerned….

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Yes, the vomiting and lethargy are concerning, especially at his age. If he were just having diarrhea from it, I would worry less but given the vomiting and lethargy, I would go ahead and have your local veterinarian check him out if it continues.

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DateSep 6, 2021
CategoryPoisoning
Pet TypeDog
TopicFlea and tick medicine reaction
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My dog can’t move and his color is purple. We put flea and tick medicine on him about 5hours ago. What can we do to help him? There is no emergency vet clinic open near us.

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An emergency vet will be open, you just might have to travel and wait for a long time but this sounds like an emergency. 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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DateSep 1, 2021
CategoryPoisoning
Pet TypeCat
Topicpoison
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cat got turpentine on foot. cleaned it good. did not see ingest. what should i do?

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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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DateAug 31, 2021
CategoryPoisoning
Pet TypeCat
TopicAdvantage 2
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My nephew put Advanage 2 for dogs on the cat? what can we do?

Answer:

Wash it off as thoroghly as you can and consult your local veterinarian for 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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DateAug 9, 2021
CategoryPoisoning
Pet TypeDog
TopicPotential toxicity
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Question:

How to treat a dog that has swollen a fipolin pour on

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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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DateAug 9, 2021
CategoryPoisoning
Pet TypeCat
TopicPosion
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Question:

If my cat eats a bat's wing will it die

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Usually not. I need a LOT more information to really give you any more advice though so consult your veterinarian, who knows your cat's vaccine status, age, underlying conditions, etc. for the best advice.

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DateAug 5, 2021
CategoryPoisoning
Pet TypeCat
TopicShe has eaten poison
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What to do to save her

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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 active ingredient ready when you contact them.

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DateJul 24, 2021
CategoryPoisoning
Pet Typenull
TopicGrape
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My dog is 35 lb and accidentally ingested one red seedless grape off the floor. Should we take him to an emergency vet or is that likely too small of a dose to do harm?

Answer:

Most dogs can eat grapes to their heart's content with no side effects. A VERY small % of dogs seem hypersensitive to them but it would take more than one grape for a toxic exposure in a 35 pound dog. 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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DateJul 22, 2021
CategoryPoisoning
Pet Typenull
TopicLg dog flea medicine
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It's been 24hrs and he is not seizing anymore I gave him what water he could get down with dropper all night he got up and actually drank water out of his bowl and is no longer violently trembling will he be okay?

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I would need a LOT more information and to do a physical exam and probably some blood work to really be able to help you with this so see your local veterinarian as soon as you can.

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DateJul 22, 2021
CategoryPoisoning
Pet Typenull
TopicPeppermint oil
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Is it safe to use essential oil peppermint oil around my cockatiel in a diffuser.

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I am solely a small animal (just dogs and cats) veterinarian so contact a veterinarian that specializes in exotics for help with your cockatiel. You can often find them at your local veterinary school or on websites like Justanswer.com.

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DateJul 17, 2021
CategoryPoisoning
Pet Typenull
TopicMy mother in law gave my dog spill
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Ok my mother in law gave my dog a pill I have no clue what it is I can't find anything on the pill identifier about it can u help it is peach oblong with p then it has a line then 25 there is no other markings on the back can u please tell me what it is an is it ok to give to my dog

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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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DateJul 5, 2021
CategoryPoisoning
Pet Typenull
TopicThrowing up. Lethargic
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Is MSG HARMFUL TI DOGS?

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Well, yes, depending entirely on the quantity they consume and how much the dog weighs.

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DateJul 2, 2021
CategoryPoisoning
Pet Typenull
TopicBug bombs
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My cat was exposed to a bug bomb and I want to know if she will be ok

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It depends on the active ingredient, how your cat was exposed and to what quantity. Have all of that information ready when you contact a poison control specialist - here are a few options: ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center Phone Number: 1-(888) 426-4435 or Pet Poison Hotline or websites like JustAnswer.com

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DateJun 25, 2021
CategoryPoisoning
Pet Typenull
TopicActive ingredients
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HI why is it important for vets to know the active ingredient in a poison ? how does this help ??

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It is obviously essential to know what the active ingredient is in a toxin is to be able to say how it will adversely affect the pet.

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DateJun 15, 2021
CategoryPoisoning
Pet Typenull
TopicMy dog ate Pothos
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Help! My dog ate some Pothos levies and vomiting and not eating any food for a day. We took her to the vet and went through ultrasound, blood works, etc, she still has fluid in her stomach and liver functioning abornormal. Please help if you have any experience of this kind of case. My dog currently is 12 years old. She was healthy and active, a mix of Labrador and bodercillic. Thank you so much. Lifang Tsou

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You will need to talk to a veterinary toxicologist about that. Here are some ways to get in touch with one: ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center Phone Number: 1-(888) 426-4435 or Pet Poison Hotline or websites like JustAnswer.com or some veterinary schools have one, so call your local veterinary school.

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