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My puppy boxer 4 1/2 month ate android ant killer what can I

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My puppy boxer 4 1/2 month ate android ant killer what can I do?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. B. replied 1 year ago.

Hello & welcome, I am Dr. B, a licensed veterinarian and I would like to help you with your wee one today.

How long ago did he have this?

How much did he have? How much does he weigh?

What is the listed active ingredient?

Did he eat any non-edible packaging with the toxin?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
32 pounds,about two hours ago Amdro Ant Killer
Expert:  Dr. B. replied 1 year ago.

Hi again,

While I was waiting for your reply, I have checked into the product he has had. The active ingredient appears to be Hydramethylnon. The good news is that this tends to be a low toxicity risk unless they have had quite a bit. And if he did, then GI upset (appetite loss, vomiting, diarrhea) is what we'd likely see.

So, if he had a lot or just had this, we could induce vomiting (using 1ml of 3% hydrogen peroxide per pound of his weight) or bind this chemical with OTC activated charcoal (1-4g per pound of his weight every 8 hours for 24 hours). Both are options at this stage even if we are 2 hours on.

Otherwise, we'd just need to treat with supportive care to offset the stomach upset. To do so, you can consider offering a light diet option for a few days. Examples of an easily digestible diet include cooked white rice with boiled chicken, boiled white fish, scrambled egg, or meat baby food (as long as its free from garlic or onion powder). Ideally, we want to offer this as small frequent meals to keep the stomach settled.

Further to this, we can also treat with an antacid. There are a number of antacids that are available over the counter and pet friendly. I would advise only treating with one, but the two I tend to use are: Pepcid (More Info/Dose @http://www.petplace.com/article/drug-library/library/over-the-counter/famotidine-pepcid)or Zantac (More Info/Dose @ http://www.petplace.com/article/drug-library/library/over-the-counter/ranitidine-hcl-zantac).These are usually given 20 minutes before offering food (to allow absorption)and of course you want to double check with your vet before use if your wee one has any pre-existing health issues or is on any medications you haven't mentioned.

Overall, if this is the active ingredient he has had, then it does carry a low risk. So, we can use the above provided he has not eaten any plastic or packaging (since that could cause a blockage) to help settle that stomach and avoid any issue with this.

I hope this information is helpful.

If you need any additional information, do not hesitate to ask!

All the best,

Dr. B.

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