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May have ingested some Gamma-Cyhalothrin. Doesn't want to

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May have ingested some Gamma-Cyhalothrin. Doesn't want to eat or drink and we noticed some mouth shuddering.
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. The Veterinarian will know if the dog will be able to digest that. What is the dog's name and age?
Customer: Pepper, 2 years.
JA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Pepper?
Customer: She is a pit bull.
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. G. replied 11 months ago.

Hello, my name is***** am a licensed veterinarian and I will try and help you as best as I can.

Please allow a few minutes for me to read your responses and for me to respond back.

Expert:  Dr. G. replied 11 months ago.

I am sorry to hear this happened.

How much did she ingest?

How long ago did this happen?

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
2 days ago. Not sure how much. We spread on our lawn. A few hours later we let the dogs out. She is the only one sick, but my wife told me she likes to eat grass.
Expert:  Dr. G. replied 11 months ago.

I see.

At this point it is too late to do anything to prevent absorption of the drug. You typically want to decontaminate the GI tract within a couple hours after ingestion. Care right now would be supportive based on what signs come up (vomiting, decreased appetite, etc).

It generally has a very low toxicity, however any dog or human can have a reaction to any medication or chemical. Since she does not want to eat or drink and you think you are seeing mouth shuddering (which could be focal seizures), I would have her checked by your vet today and they can do a good exam and possibly check baseline bloodwork to make sure there is no ill effect from the medication. These can sometimes cause liver injury which can lead to issues with the GI tract and sometimes neurologic changes.

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
Ok thanks.
Expert:  Dr. G. replied 11 months ago.

You are very welcome.

I wish you both the best.

Have a great day!

Expert:  Dr. G. replied 11 months ago.

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Expert:  Dr. G. replied 10 months ago.

I'm just following up on our conversation about your pet. How is everything going?

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