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20 lb pug just chewed up silverfish DEKKO bait packet

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20 lb pug just chewed up silverfish DEKKO bait packet containing 20% boric acid and 80% inert ingredients...did not swallow paper container (2"x2") just chewing into wet wad. The packet did contain warning about ingestion or getting on skin. Anything we should do next?
Dog seems fine
Submitted: 2 months ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Rebecca replied 2 months ago.


I am sorry to hear you are worried about Emma getting this bait. My name is Rebecca. I am a veterinarian and will do my best to help.

Boric acid is not terribly toxic to dogs. If they eat enough, there can be vomiting. How long ago did she get it? If she is not vomiting, she probably did not get enough to affect her. If she got the entire package, all the boric acid in one package, she got about .01 mg of boric acid per kilogram of her body weight (all doses and toxic doses are calculated in mg per kg), and that is a very low dose. She should be fine.

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Expert:  Rebecca replied 2 months ago.

I hope you were able to see my response; I have not heard back from you! Let me know how Emma is doing and if I can answer any more of your questions.

Expert:  Rebecca replied 2 months ago.

How is Emma doing? Was my answer helpful?