How JustAnswer Works:

  • Ask an Expert
    Experts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional Answer
    Via email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site.
    Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
    Rate the answer you receive.

Ask Dr. Lee Your Own Question

Dr. Lee
Dr. Lee, Dog Veterinarian
Category: Dog Veterinary
Satisfied Customers: 5355
Experience:  7 years of experience in veterinary medicine and surgery
Type Your Dog Veterinary Question Here...
Dr. Lee is online now
A new question is answered every 9 seconds

My dog just licked up some Sevin Dust that I put on the grass.

Resolved Question:

My dog just licked up some Sevin Dust that I put on the grass. He's acting really funny now. Is there something I can give him (like maybe milk) that would make him throw it up?
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Lee replied 3 years ago.
Chat Conversation Started
Dr. Lee :

Hi. I'm Dr. Lee and will do my best to help.

Dr. Lee :

How much does he weight?

Dr. Lee :

And how much did he lick up?

Dr. Lee :

How is he acting now?

Dr. Lee :

And how long ago did he lick it?

Customer :

He weighs 6.75 lbs

Customer :

I'm not sure how much he licked up before I noticed.

Customer :

He keeps trying to lick everything, like he's trying to get it out of his mouth

Customer :

It was approx 30 minutes ago now.

Customer :

He also is spitting up a foamy spit.

Customer :

He's hiccuping some too

Dr. Lee :

Thanks for the info.

Dr. Lee :

Sevin Dust for dogs are not really toxic. For birds it is toxic.

Dr. Lee :

The ingestion of Sevin Dust will usually lead to transient GI upset.

Customer :

Could it have been a plant then? My mother has an exotic plant sitting outside.

Dr. Lee :

Plants ingestion can also lead to the same type of signs, depending on the type.

Dr. Lee :

What you are seeing is very common for this type of ingestions.

Customer :

I dont know what kind it is

Dr. Lee :

For now, I would suggest to allow him to drink as much water as possible.

Dr. Lee :

No need to give any medications etc.

Customer :

What can I do to help him?

Customer :

Ok....I've been trying to do that

Dr. Lee :

Simply monitor him for the next 4 to 6 hours.

Dr. Lee :

If he does not drink water and acts lethargic, or if you see lots of vomiting, then he will need to seek emergency treatment.

Customer :

Ok. If he gets worse I'll take him to the animal hospital in town. Thank you!

Dr. Lee :

But for the most part, this is transient and will go away in time. Sometimes it can take up to 12 to 24 hours.

Customer :

He's a bundle of energy - completely opposite of lethargic.

Customer :

Thank you for your advice.

Dr. Lee :

Then there is no worries for the time being. But close monitoring is definitely recommended.

Customer :

I'll do that. He's my baby.

Dr. Lee :

Do you have any other questions or concerns?

Customer :

None right now.

Customer :

Thanks again.

Dr. Lee :

One last thing:

Dr. Lee, Dog Veterinarian
Category: Dog Veterinary
Satisfied Customers: 5355
Experience: 7 years of experience in veterinary medicine and surgery
Dr. Lee and 2 other Dog Veterinary Specialists are ready to help you
Expert:  Dr. Lee replied 3 years ago.

One last thing, you should also be looking out for neurological problems. Ingestion of too much Sevin Dust can also lead to neurological problems, as it is a carbamate. Things to look for include salivation, lacrimation (tears), urination, defecation, anxiety, muscle weakness. If any of these occur, he will also need to go to the ER for treatment, which includes giving atropine and muscle relaxant.

 

 

JustAnswer in the News:

 
 
 
Ask-a-doc Web sites: If you've got a quick question, you can try to get an answer from sites that say they have various specialists on hand to give quick answers... Justanswer.com.
JustAnswer.com...has seen a spike since October in legal questions from readers about layoffs, unemployment and severance.
Web sites like justanswer.com/legal
...leave nothing to chance.
Traffic on JustAnswer rose 14 percent...and had nearly 400,000 page views in 30 days...inquiries related to stress, high blood pressure, drinking and heart pain jumped 33 percent.
Tory Johnson, GMA Workplace Contributor, discusses work-from-home jobs, such as JustAnswer in which verified Experts answer people’s questions.
I will tell you that...the things you have to go through to be an Expert are quite rigorous.
 
 
 

What Customers are Saying:

 
 
 
  • It was so professional, so personally concerned (as we were) and you answered all of our questions. George and I are so happy that I found "JustAnswer" on my Google search -- you are now in my "Favorites" list! And, yes we do love our kitty - she makes our life complete! Bev & George Boca Raton, FL
< Last | Next >
  • It was so professional, so personally concerned (as we were) and you answered all of our questions. George and I are so happy that I found "JustAnswer" on my Google search -- you are now in my "Favorites" list! And, yes we do love our kitty - she makes our life complete! Bev & George Boca Raton, FL
  • Wonderful service, prompt, efficient, and accurate. Couldn't have asked for more. I cannot thank you enough for your help. Mary C. Freshfield, Liverpool, UK
  • This expert is wonderful. They truly know what they are talking about, and they actually care about you. They really helped put my nerves at ease. Thank you so much!!!! Alex Los Angeles, CA
  • Thank you for all your help. It is nice to know that this service is here for people like myself, who need answers fast and are not sure who to consult. GP Hesperia, CA
  • I couldn't be more satisfied! This is the site I will always come to when I need a second opinion. Justin Kernersville, NC
  • Just let me say that this encounter has been entirely professional and most helpful. I liked that I could ask additional questions and get answered in a very short turn around. Esther Woodstock, NY
  • Thank you so much for taking your time and knowledge to support my concerns. Not only did you answer my questions, you even took it a step further with replying with more pertinent information I needed to know. Robin Elkton, Maryland
 
 
 

Meet The Experts:

 
 
 
  • Dr. Debbie

    Dog Veterinarian

    Satisfied Customers:

    902
    Companion animal veterinarian practicing for over 10 years.
< Last | Next >
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/DE/debkatreyn/2011-11-28_33650_682e.64x64.jpg Dr. Debbie's Avatar

    Dr. Debbie

    Dog Veterinarian

    Satisfied Customers:

    902
    Companion animal veterinarian practicing for over 10 years.
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/VE/vetforyou/2012-6-20_33122_PearlPhoto.64x64.jpg Dr. Andy's Avatar

    Dr. Andy

    Medical Director

    Satisfied Customers:

    13796
    UC Davis graduate, emphasis in dermatology, internal medicine, pain management
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/doggfone1/2009-07-16_133633_vet_pic.jpg Dr. Scott's Avatar

    Dr. Scott

    Veterinarian

    Satisfied Customers:

    9550
    12 years of small animal, equine and pocket pet medicine and surgery.
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/RY/rydergar/2012-6-6_192240_IMG0328.64x64.JPG Dr. Gary's Avatar

    Dr. Gary

    Dog Veterinarian

    Satisfied Customers:

    7758
    DVM, Emergency Veterinarian, BS (Physiology)
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/AN/andrewDVM/2012-4-27_12585_iStock000011751407XSmall.64x64.jpg Dr. Drew's Avatar

    Dr. Drew

    Dog Veterinarian

    Satisfied Customers:

    6598
    Small Animal Medicine and Surgery
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/1I/1ISUDVM/2011-3-1_22028_Honeymoon2005075294928803490646858.64x64.jpg Dr. Bruce's Avatar

    Dr. Bruce

    Veterinarian

    Satisfied Customers:

    6377
    13 years of experience as a small animal veterinarian
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/BI/bigislandvet/2013-2-21_214244_IMG0357.64x64.JPG Dr. Michael Salkin's Avatar

    Dr. Michael Salkin

    Big Island Vet

    Satisfied Customers:

    6049
    University of California at Davis graduate veterinarian with 41 yrs. of experience.