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My dog ate part of a wasp nest saturated with Hot Shot wasp

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My dog ate part of a wasp nest saturated with Hot Shot wasp and Hornet spray. She is a 65 pound German sheperd and is not showing any ill effects at the moment. Does she need medical attention?
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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Amanda, Dog Veterinarian replied 1 year ago
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My name is***** and I can help you today. Give me a minute while I look up the active ingredients in this product.

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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Amanda, Dog Veterinarian replied 1 year ago

Okay. Good news! This product is relatively safe for dogs. I am assuming that it was sprayed a while ago and is was hopefully dry and the wasps were long gone from the nest.

If the product was dry on the nest, the only ingredient to worry about is the pyrethoid based insecticides. These must be ingested in large quantities to cause problems for dogs. The primary toxic effect you will see is muscle tremors and shaking. If you see this, she needs to go to the ER immediately.

If the product was still wet, there is a risk of toxicity from the mineral spirits that the insecticides are dissolved in. These can cause irritation to the mouth, esophagus and stomach.

Does this help? What other questions do you have?

Dr. Amanda

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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Amanda, Dog Veterinarian replied 1 year ago

Hi,

How is your pup tonight? Any symptoms of muscle tremors or shaking? Do you have any more questions for me? Please let me know how she is doing, I was worried about her today.

Dr. Amanda

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