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Welcome and thanks for asking your question. My name is***** am a licensed veterinarian. I am not set up to make a live call. But, I am happy to answer your question on this thread. First I need to ask you a few questions so that I can be well informed and give you the best advice.
1- How long has it been since he was chewing on the bait?
Friend, the active ingredient in Maxforce is Fipronil which is a very safe medication in dogs, this will not be toxic. What I am concern is the plastic container. You see if he ingested the plastic it can become obstructed in the gastrointestinal tract. I would not try to induce vomiting, there could be sharp edges and damage the esophagus on the way out. This is what you can do:
1- Do not give things like pepto bismol.2- Do not induce vomiting.3- Change his diet for the next 3-5 days to rice (75%) and boiled boneless chicken or ground beef (25%). The idea is for the rice to help move the plastic out in the feces while protecting the intestinal tract. 4- If at any point you see the following symptoms: lethargy, anorexia, vomiting, constipated or diarrhea, etc. follow up immediately with a veterinarian. These are all signs of a possible obstruction or perforation of the intestinal tract. In the meantime, observe and change diet as above then wean back into regular diet.Please do not forget to rate my answer - I hope you found it to be excellent. If there’s more I can do, please use the reply tab and let me know. It’s my goal to provide you with excellent service." Thank you for your business and I hope to work with you again soon!Dr. Peter