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My daughters' small dog...25 pounds, ate his Seresto flea

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JA: Hi. What is your issue regarding?
Customer: my daughters' small dog...25 pounds, ate his Seresto flea collar today while she was at work. I told her to call the Petoison Hotline and while she is doing that I am chatting with you. We are 4 hours away and I feel so helpless and deeply worried. Help, p,ear?
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. The Veterinarian will know if the will be able to digest that. Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about the?
Customer: Sorry for the typos....I'm stressed. Her fog, Schroeder, is 3 years old in perfect health....on no meds....the collar is from last year and was worn for 3 months.
Submitted: 5 months ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 5 months ago.

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Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 5 months ago.

According to the safety data sheet on that product, the mixture of ingredients are of no significant toxicity. The collar itself, however, can potentially obstruct the small intestine unless it were masticated into small pieces that could pass unaided through a 25 lb dogs GI tract. Inducing emesis might be of value if X-rays revealed the collar to still be in his stomach. This would entail bringing him to an on-call vet to be X-rayed at your daughter's earliest convenience.

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