Ask the Vet About Poisoned Dogs and Cats

Ask the Vet About Poisoned Dogs and Cats
Dr. MichaelDym
Dr. Michael Dym

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: Aug 4, 2020
Category: Poisoning
Pet Type: Cat
Topic: Cat poisoning
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Question:My cat have scabies so apllied lupiscab on her body but he was eat it from her legs and then for 5 hour she is vomiting, now she is not eating anything what I will do? Here don't have any vet and due to lockdown I can't do anything please help

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.

Date: Jul 24, 2020
Category: Poisoning
Pet Type: Dog
Topic: My dog possibly ate Dilitizem 250mg
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Question:How do I treat this?

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

Date: Jul 21, 2020
Category: Poisoning
Pet Type: Dog
Topic: dog chewed part of black flag yard flea and tick spray. threw up foam about 10 min ago. chewed up handle.
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Question:she weighs about 10 lb about 10 yrs. has not thrown up anymore

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

Date: Jul 20, 2020
Category: Poisoning
Pet Type: Dog
Topic: Possible Poisoning
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Question:my dog has been sick for about 4 days now. She isnt interested in food but today I got her to drink a little bit of water on her own. Im giving her charcoal tablets & she throws up black charcoal after a few hours after taking them. She is still urinating. She just had a small calm seizure a few minutes ago but other than that is acting okay. Im giving her syringes of water orally to try and keep her hydrated. If she was poisoned, it had to have been from someone throwing something in my yard because my sister lives 4 doors down and the same thing happened to her puppy a few days ago. Please help.

Answer:With vomiting especially, it's going to be hard for me to recommend anything for you without examining her and getting a detailed history because there are so many causes of vomiting. Add to that, they vomit up a lot of what you try to give them orally or don't absorb it well, so seeing your veterinarian is ideal at this point. Here is a link to our article about various causes of vomiting and potential treatments, both over-the-counter and prescription: https://www.1800petmeds.com/education/vomiting-causes-dog-cat-36.htm

Date: Jul 18, 2020
Category: Poisoning
Pet Type: Dog
Topic: Sick Dog
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Question:I got a question i have a sick dog and has been poisoned i assumed. Shes throwing up a clear and white fluid i guess from the water. and any food i give her i dont stay down long.and her poops are bloody but not bad. What is some home remedy i can do before it gets worse?.Because to be honest i think the vet is expensive.

Answer:It's going to be hard for me to recommend anything for you without examining him and getting a detailed history because there are so many causes of vomiting and bloody diarrhea. So see your veterinarian if it continues and/or worsens. Here is a link to our article about various causes of vomiting and potential treatments, both over-the-counter and prescription: https://www.1800petmeds.com/education/vomiting-causes-dog-cat-36.htm

Date: Jul 14, 2020
Category: Poisoning
Pet Type: Dog
Topic: Suspect poisoning
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Question:What do I do if I suspect my neighbor poisoned my dog? I have taken him to the vet and awaiting results of blood work.

Answer:Since that is illegal, you can try contacting your local police department (they will probably need proof) and/or your local humane society.

Date: Jul 12, 2020
Category: Poisoning
Pet Type: Cat
Topic: Centraguard dewormer
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Question:I accidentally gave my 15 lb. Cat centraguard orally instead of topically. He did the frothing at the.mouth and drooling then was outside for a couple hrs. He is with me now and seems fine..what can I do to make sure he is fine? Thanks

Answer:It's too late now to rinse it out of his mouth, but he should be fine. They have to factor in with cats, that they may immediately lick it off when you put it on them. Contact the manufacturer's (Merial) veterinarian for the best advice - they are always very helpful.

Date: Jul 12, 2020
Category: Poisoning
Pet Type: Dog
Topic: Chocolate bar
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Question:Hi so i have this dog and she is 15 pounds. She accidently ate 3 pieces of a chocolate bar. Is she gonna be okay or is she gonna die?!!

Answer:It depends entirely on how big the "bars" are and what kind of chocolate they are made of (milk vs dark vs other, 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

Date: Jul 11, 2020
Category: Poisoning
Pet Type: Dog
Topic: My maltese is acting strange..he will eat but he is just laying and he's grunting
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Question:What could be wrong with him

Answer:What you describe is very general, so i is hard for me to guess without examining him and probably running some blood work on him, so see your veterinarian if it continues or worsens.

Date: Jul 9, 2020
Category: Poisoning
Pet Type: Cat
Topic: Cat poisoned
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Question:I gave my cat a squirt of TruDogs mouth spray, I thought it was for cats too until she produced a large amount of foamy saliva Immediately after. This is the ingredients, grapefruit seed extract, peppermint oil, grape seed extract, grain alcohol, rosemary oil, thyme oil and need seed oil. What do I do now? I have activated charcoal caplets should I give her that?

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

Date: Jul 3, 2020
Category: Poisoning
Pet Type: Dog
Topic: Poison
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Question:My dog ate fly bait what do I do

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

Date: Jul 2, 2020
Category: Poisoning
Pet Type: Dog
Topic: German Shepard
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Question:My puppy is about 3 months old an she got into some bug posion she threw up an drank alot of water she has used the bathroom peed an everything but I. Worried what do I do

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

Date: Jul 2, 2020
Category: Poisoning
Pet Type: Dog
Topic: I believe my 4 month old Husky ate part of a poisoned ground squirrel. She alsorolledinit.
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Question:I'm not positive of it but she is very lethargic and not interested in food at all. Her stool was a bit loose but not bad. Should I treat herathome or is it dangerous enough to take her to the vet. She doesn't appear to be in any discomfort.

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

Date: Jun 28, 2020
Category: Poisoning
Pet Type: Dog
Topic: Ingested toxin?
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Question:I live in a camper van have a small collapsible sink that I accidentally left on the floor. There was a small amount of tooth paste (Desert Essence Activated Charcoal Toothpaste) and the remainder (about 6oz) of a peanut butter and jelly smoothie. My dog drank about 2/3 of the liquid before I saw and got him to stop. He’s been acting fine but I noticed he peed the bed while sleeping. He has recently been doing that after drinking a lot of water. In this case I wasn’t sure if it’s because he drank a good amount of the above mentioned fluid or if he has ingested some sort of toxin - likely from the tooth paste? Ingredients are as follows - Calcium carbonate, glycerin, purified water, wintergreen leaf oil, tea tree leaf water, charcoal coconut powder, sodium lauroyl sarcesinate, cellulose gum, ubiquinone (coenzyme Q10), eco-harvest tea tree leaf oil, bamboo leaf/stem extract, witch hazel extract, baking soda, sea salt, calcium ascorbate, zinc citrate, phytic acid, stevia rebaudiana leaf/stem powder. The tooth paste has a warning : if you accidentally swallow product, contact a health care provider immediately. He has done this exact thing before with the same tooth paste but nothing happened. I’m thinking it’s his urine incontinence but not sure (vet apt. scheduled for his recent bed wetting).

Answer:The ingredient we worry the most about in toothpaste and peanut butter is zylitol and I don't see that, so something else is probably going on. To check all of those active ingredients, you will have to contact a poison control specialist like these folks: ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center Phone Number: 1-(888) 426-4435 or websites like JustAnswer.com.

Date: Jun 27, 2020
Category: Poisoning
Pet Type: Dog
Topic: Poison
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Question:How do I know what made my dog so deathly sick.its like if she is dieing

Answer:Your veterinarian might be able to run blood work and tell.

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