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Rebecca, Dog Veterinarian
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Our 2 year old golden retr ate some onions last week - had

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our 2 year old golden retr ate some onions last week - had issues with the toxic reprocussions of that. she was getting better - yesterday she was getting back to the NORMAL state. I put out some ant poison in the back yard where she stays (liquid spray) I let it sit a while, then watered the area down to dilute. after I put her back in the yard - she came in later a little lethargic, she then vomited a little bit of her food, since she has been lethargic and then this morning she peed some blood. i checked the area where the ant poison was and it looks at though it had not been tampered with by ELLA. not sure what the issue really is. Only EMERGENCY VET is available out of town.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Rebecca replied 1 year ago.


I am sorry to hear about Ella's problems. I am a veterinarian and will do my best to help.

How was she treated for the onion toxicity? If you check her gums, are they pink in color or do they look pale?

Can you tell me the active ingredient in the ant spray, or the brand name? Some are more toxic than others but most ant sprays are fairly safe. Knowing the active ingredient will tell me what symptoms to expect if she did get some.

Blood in the urine can be a sign of a bladder infection, but can also be a sign of "hemolysis" (red blood cells breaking up inside the blood vessels) which is seen with onion toxicity.

Since she got the onions a week ago, it seems unlikely this is from the onions, unless she got into more onions. If her gums look pale, or anything less than bright pink, I would be worried about her. Let me know how her gums look, and what treatment for the onions was done.

Expert:  Rebecca replied 1 year ago.

How is Ella doing? I hope you were able to see what I wrote.

Expert:  Rebecca replied 1 year ago.
I'm just following up on our conversation about Ella. How is everything going?
Expert:  Rebecca replied 1 year ago.

I have not heard back from you. Was this helpful? Can you let me know how she is doing?