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My dog are a bottle of Terro Ant Killer. Will it hurt him?

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My dog are a bottle of Terro Ant Killer. Will it hurt him? He is a Golden Doodle he weighs 34 pounds 7 months old.
Submitted: 4 months ago.
Category: Cat Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 4 months ago.

The Terro Ant Killers rely on borax to kill ants. It would take an enormous amount of borax to intoxicate a 34 lb dog. I would expect transient gastrointestinal distress in the form of inappetence, vomiting and/or diarrhea from ingesting such an unusual "food" but he wasn't intoxicated if he ingested the contents of a 1 ounce bottle. If he ingested the bottle too, please let me know.