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My bichon 12.8 lbs ate an old max force probably. Its the

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my bichon 12.8 lbs ate an old max force probably for roachs. Its the only thing around that a dog had chewed on. His nose is warm and he is shaking. I have him a teaspoon of peroxide after I found the chewed max force. There us maybe maybe 8-10 % of the back plastic missing and that could be on the floor, as we are in the midst of packing and moving. I was looking to see if he stole anything out of the freezer drawers. I keep chocolate high. Been there.
Submitted: 7 months ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Peter replied 7 months ago.

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?

Expert:  Dr. Peter replied 7 months ago.

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.

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