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They were exposed to BUG STOP main ingredient

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They were exposed to BUG STOP main ingredient gamma-cynhaloothrin. They r acting weird. Like a nervous twitch in their hind quarter. Tinker 4 lbs Molly 8 lbs. spreading was done around noon. Around 3:30 I left them out for abou 45 minutes in their 8 x 8 yard. Nothing to chew on. Just sitting and enjoying the beautiful day.
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?
Customer: Two dogs Molly 8 lbs. tinker 4 lbs.
JA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Molly?
Customer: No we have given them baths, and otherwise they seem ok. Eating ok. Playing or. Just a nervous twitch.
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 1 year ago.

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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 1 year ago.

That ingredient is a pyrethroid of low-toxicity but which can be problematic in small dogs and cats. Symptoms of pyrethroid intoxication include hypersalivation, licking behavior, generalized muscle tremor, agitation, and seizure. That twitching can represent a simple partial seizure (also called petit mal). There's no specific antidote to pyrethroid intoxication but it doesn't sound as if one is necessary at this time. They're othewise well and so the tincture of time should suffice. Most dogs normalize within 24-36 hours.

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Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 1 year ago.
Hi Barbara,

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

Dr. Michael Salkin