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Hi there doc, Not to be repetitive,but I have a 6 yr

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Hi there doc,
Not to be repetitive,but I have a 6 yr old shi tzu who gnawed on a ant bait iii,last night,got sick twice today and has been really lethargic and just looks absolutely pathetic. She weighs in at about 12 lbs. currently. Is she in any danger? She didn't eat the bait but chewed on the trap. Help!
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  Sally G. replied 11 months ago.

Sally G. :

hello thank you for using this site to help you. I am not a Doctor, but have been trained in pet first aide and I can tell you that the only thing in an ant trap that is harmful is the trap itself, not the contents

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The trap if pieces were swallowed have the potential to cause an obstruction in the bowel which would make her ill

Sally G. :

What I would do is stop feeding for 24 hours, tomorrow night try a bland diet of boiled chicken (no grease /fat/skin) and cooked white rice. Give only a tablespoon to begin, wait four hours and give another if she held down the first tablespoon. If she refuses the bland diet or cannot hold it down you will know it is more serious than a virus

Sally G. :

If she continues to vomit, have a change in stool or is still lethargic through the day tomorrow, then see your vet by the evening. Through the fast she can have water

Sally G. :

Keep an eye on her temperature rectally ,normal should be between 100.5 and 102.5 if there is fever it can mean infection. Keep an eye on her gums, if they go pale or white see your vet. I would like to send a follow up with you in a couple of days to see how things are going is that okay?

Customer: Okay,I am a bit worried about her breathing,it seems a bit labored,but I'll take your advice for now.
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Expert:  Sally G. replied 11 months ago.
Peter your information about labored breathing just came through to me. If you feel she is having problems breathing then do not hesitate to have her seen. It could be that through vomiting she aspirated something into her lungs, this could have been a piece of the ant trap or particles of food from her vomiting.


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Expert:  Sally G. replied 11 months ago.
Hi Peter, since your information came through on the labored breathing I did consult with one of the Vets here. It is suggested that you take the dog's temperature and the respiratory rate. She feels that there is something else going on beside the ant trap. I am going to direct you to a site on how to take vital signs of a dog to assist you through the respiratory rate and temperature. You can use any thermometer, but take the temperature rectally. If Daisy is experiencing any troubled signs please see your ER Vet. I am sorry that I was unable to see your information on the breathing until after chat was closed. I could see you stepping in and out of chat which is what gave me cause to change over. I have set up a follow up for you for 3 days to see how Daisy is doing

Normal vitals

http://www.petplace.com/dogs/what-is-normal-in-dogs/page1.aspx

Here is a site on recognizing emergencies. again I am sorry that this information did not come through to me initially.

http://www.petplace.com/dogs/recognizing-an-emergency-in-dogs-who-and-when-to-call/page1.aspx


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Customer: replied 11 months ago.
I just wanted to let you know that my shi tzu,daisy made a full recovery based on your advice. While scary,we stuck too it and she is back to her spoiled rotten self! Thank you so much for your help. Peter and Amanda and Daisy too
Expert:  Sally G. replied 11 months ago.
I am so happy to hear that!




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Expert:  Sally G. replied 11 months ago.
HI Peter,
I am just checking in to see how Daisy is feeling.

Sally

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