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Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian
Category: Dog Veterinary
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Experience:  University of California at Davis graduate veterinarian with 45 years of experience
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My dog just eat an ant trap not all of it

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My dog just eat an ant trap not all of it
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 2 years ago.
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There isn't enough insecticide inside these traps to seriously affect our dogs. The housing is more problematic than the contents particularly if your dog is small and might have a problem passing the pieces of the housing.
How big a dog is yours, please, and which trap product was it?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
48 pounds 10 months old
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
What should I do
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
I believe it was the raid it's in the gray container with like at a come a point spike
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 2 years ago.
Thank you. It's unlikely that a dog of that size would have a problem passing ant trap/spike pieces but persistent vomiting and inappetence - indications of gastrointestinal obstruction - should prompt having X-rays performed.
Please continue our conversation if you wish.
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Thank you for your time
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 2 years ago.
"Watchful waiting" is appropriate at this time. Inducing emesis might be dangerous. Feed and water as usual, please.
You're quite welcome. I can't set a follow-up in this venue and so would appreciate your returning to our conversation with an update - even after rating - at a time of your choosing.