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Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian
Category: Dog
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Experience:  University of California at Davis graduate veterinarian with 44 years of experience
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My ***** ***** shorty puppy 8wks old chewed on my horses tube

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My ***** ***** shorty puppy 8wks old chewed on my horses tube of wormer
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. Strange behavior is often perplexing. I'm sure the Veterinarian can help you. Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Russell?
Customer: Quest plus name of wormer
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Submitted: 6 months ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 6 months ago.
Do you believe that any of the Quest (moxidectin) was ingested? If so, we need to induce emesis promptly.
Customer: replied 6 months ago.
Yes I believe so
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 6 months ago.
How long has it been since he ingested it, please?
Customer: replied 6 months ago.
He is winning & staggering around
He has thrown up twice
Customer: replied 6 months ago.
About 3hours
Customer: replied 6 months ago.
What do i need to do?
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 6 months ago.
Thank you. It's too late for you to induce emesis. You need to bring him to a veterinary ER for supportive care. There's no specific antidote but we can treat the symptoms which will include tremors, ataxia ("drunken sailor"), seizures, vomiting, and hyperesthesia (overly sensitive to stimuli).
Customer: replied 6 months ago.
We live hour & a half away from a veterinarian .
Will he live
Customer: replied 6 months ago.
???
Customer: replied 6 months ago.
Do we have time to make it?
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 6 months ago.
We lose some of these dogs to avermectin poisoning. There is a wide margin of safety for this particular avermectin but she's a little dog and we don't know how much of this wormer she ingested. The sooner you can have her attended to the better her prognosis but whether or not she can be saved is impossible for me to determine at this time.