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I have a pet that ate some holly-tone fertilizer and is

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I have a pet that ate some holly-tone fertilizer and is sluggish, struggles to get up

Veterinarian's Assistant: I'll do all I can to help. What sort of animal are we talking about?

50lb 8 year old male border collie

Veterinarian's Assistant: OK. The Expert will know if the Border collie will be able to digest that. What is the Border collie's name and age?

Bossman, 8

Veterinarian's Assistant: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Bossman?

He vomited some of it up. has illiosoas injury which I thought was the lameness originally.

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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian replied 3 months ago
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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian replied 3 months ago

I'm sorry to hear of this with Bossman. Both inorganic and organic (such as the Holly-Tone products) can cause gastrointestinal distress in the form of inappetence, vomiting and/or diarrhea, but the organic ones can also cause iron toxicity due to the presence of feather, blood, or bone meal and also predispose to pancreatitis. How long ago did Bossman ingest the fertilizer, please?

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