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My dog has just eaten about a third of a packet of very old

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My dog has just eaten about a third of a packet of very old snail pellets. He is a 5 month border collie. He is shaking and has been racing around.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  PitRottMommy replied 1 year ago.

Hello, JACustomer. I have been a Veterinary Nurse for over 15 years and would be happy to help you today. I'm reviewing your question right now.

Expert:  PitRottMommy replied 1 year ago.

1) Can you give me the brand name or active ingredient?
2) How long ago were these consumed?
3) How much does he weigh?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Defender
Half an hour ago
8-10 kilos
Expert:  PitRottMommy replied 1 year ago.

Defender's active ingredient is metaldehyde which is extremely toxic to dogs, which can result in death. Even a small amount can be lethal. There's more info here: http://www.petpoisonhelpline.com/poison/metaldehyde/

I would highly recommend that you take your dog promptly to a veterinary facility that can treat him immediately.

Expert:  PitRottMommy replied 1 year ago.

Carol, how is Bonzo doing today?