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My dog may have swallowed some activyl. Will this hurt her

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My dog may have swallowed some activyl. Will this hurt her
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Peter replied 1 year ago.

Welcome and thanks for asking your question. My name is***** am a licensed veterinarian. I am happy to answer your question today. First I need to ask you a few questions so that I can be well informed and give you the best advice.
There may be a slight delay between your follow ups and my replies as I type out a thorough reply for you.

1- Do you know how much she ingested?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Maybe just a little from the container
Expert:  Dr. Peter replied 1 year ago.

Friend, the active ingredient (Indoxacarb) in activyl has a very wide safety margin when ingested; if she only had a small amount like a lick from the container this will not be fatal for your dog; at worst you may see some mild vomiting otherwise she will be fine. I would keep an eye on her if she vomits this is what you can do:

1- Do not give things like Pepto Bismol or imodium. Start her on Pepcid AC (famotidine) 0.1-0.2 mg per pound body weight every 12 hours for the next 1-2 days. You can buy Pepcid AC over the counter in any pharmacy.

2- No food or water for 6-8 hours. Need to give her gastrointestinal tract time to rest.

3- After 6-8 hours offer a small amount of water. Wait half hour, if no vomiting, offer small amount of rice (50%) and boiled boneless chicken or ground beef (50%) 4-6 times a day. Keep on this diet for several days then wean into regular diet.

4- If she continues to vomit after doing the above she will need to be seen by your family veterinarian for a hands on examination.

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