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Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian
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Experience:  University of California at Davis graduate veterinarian with 44 years of experience
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Our 8 wk old pit puppy ingested some already cured expansion

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our 8 wk old pit bull puppy ingested some already cured expansion foam, and is now shaking and lethargic.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
please hurry, After vomiting, she wouldn't drink anything. Dolly seems very sick to me, and her breathing seems labored. She is now sleeping, with a blanket over her. We anxiously await your advice . Thank you
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Upon closer inspection, it may be possible that Dolly ingested Round Up Poison Ivy Killer. The tube that connected the spray nozzle to the bottle was bitten through, but the bottle had not been knocked over, so the amount our puppy could have ingested, would have been minimal. she has shown no improvement.
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 1 year ago.
I'm sorry that your question wasn't answered in a timely manner. Please let me know if you still need help. If my patient becomes symptomatic - vomiting and inappetence, mainly - of gastrointestinal obstruction from a foreign body such as the foam, X-rays or ultrasound of her gastrointestinal tract are the initial diagnostics of choice. The Round Up contains both glyphosate and triclopyr. Glyphosate has a wide margin of safety in dogs. Triclopyr was found to be of very low toxicity in Beagle studies.