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I think my dog eat 1 small mothball she is 85 pounds

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I think my dog eat 1 small mothball she is 85 pounds
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Altman replied 1 year ago.

Welcome to Justanswer! I am Dr. Altman and happy to assist you both today!

Are these mothballs 100% naphthalene or are they 99% paradichlorobenzene?

Expert:  Dr. Altman replied 1 year ago.

Naphthalene mothballs, or old-fashioned mothballs, are considered the most toxic type of mothball. Modern PDB mothballs are less toxic but still can cause illness, especially when ingested.

Clinical signs of mothball poisoning include vomiting, mothball-scented breath, pale or brown gums, weakness or lethargy, difficulty breathing, tremors, seizures, and organ failure (e.g., liver, kidneys).

Expert:  Dr. Altman replied 1 year ago.

With dogs who ate up to 1.5 g/kg of paradichlorobenzene did not develop problems.

In your dog this would be 4.5 ounces of mothballs, which would probably be at least a dozen.

So if only one was ingested monitoring is warranted but if you suspect more than one was ingested considering inducing vomiting if this occurred in the last hour

My suspicion is that Millie will be just fine with no issues whatsoever

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Expert:  Dr. Altman replied 1 year ago.

I am glad to see you were able to view my responses earlier, how is Millie doing? I would love an update...

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Expert:  Dr. Altman replied 1 year ago.
Hi Donna,
I'm just following up on our conversation about Millie. How is everything going?
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