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Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian
Category: Dog
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Experience:  University of California at Davis graduate veterinarian with 45 years of experience
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Dog was chewing on ant trap JA: I'm sorry to hear that. Strange

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dog was chewing on ant trap
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. Strange behavior is often perplexing. I'm sure the Veterinarian can help you. What is the dog's name and age?
Customer: Athena, she is 10 months
JA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Athena?
Customer: No she is healthy and up to date on shots. the ant trap was Raid Max
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 1 year ago.
Regardless of the type of insecticide in the trap, there isn't enough of it to intoxicate a dog. We're actually more concerned about the housing of traps that were chewed and swallowed and which might be difficult to pass through the GI tract. If that hasn't occurred, however, Athena will remain well. In this case the active ingredient is avermectin which in much higher amounts is used as a heartworm preventative and mange treatment in the form of ivermectin.Please respond with further questions or concerns if you wish.
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 1 year ago.

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

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