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Reply to Cher's Post: Hi,What brand was the roach trap?
A:Hot Shot max attractsWas it a plastic 'disc' type?
A: PlasticDid he chew up and eat the whole thing, or did you find parts of it around?
A: Found plastic pieces around apt.When he threw up, what did it look like?
A: Yellow with black piecesHas he eaten since he threw up?
A: Yes he has eaten both meat and milk. He seems to be acting normal now.Thanks, birdget
Bridget,I apologize for the delay in someone getting back to you. I just noticed you hadn't received an answer.For the most part these ant traps that are in plastic are not toxic to dogs. If the dog ingests large numbers of them, then there might be more cause to worry, but just one or two should not contain enough poison to do anything at all. However, if your dog ingests the plastic portion, it can cause an intestinal obstruction which can be deadly. YOu can read about these and they symptoms of them on this website. http://www.petplace.com/dogs/gastric-stomach-foreign-body-in-dogs/page1.aspxFor your information, the following site goes over toxicity of the active ingredient in most baits and your dog would have to consume a large amount to have any toxic response. http://www.doyourownpestcontrol.com/hydra1.htmIndoxacarb which is used in fireant poison is the active ingredient in Hot Shot max attracts according to the following site and is indeed toxic in some cases. So if this poison is present in the bait eaten, then you should contact your vet or the ASPCA animal poison control. They have a database and toxicologist on call. They do have a $50 charge I believe though. Their No18884264435 http://126.96.36.199/search?q=cache:SeaaAmIPoQcJ:magritte.psur.cornell.edu/profiles/insect-mite/fenitrothion-methylpara/indoxacarb/indoxacarb_let_504.html+Hot+Shot+max+ingredient&hl=en&ct=clnk&cd=1&gl=usI know the above site says it hasn't proved acutely toxic, but there is some toxicity, so I do need to urge you to see your vet.Again, I apologize that your question was not answered quicker.