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My puppy ate detachol!

Discussion in 'Drugs & Medications' started by Shayla, Apr 10, 2019.

  1. Shayla

    Shayla Forums Novice

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    Help all! I was removing glue mats from my sheltie's ears and my puppy swallowed a small mat covered in detachol. It was just a small ear mat, maybe 1/2 by 1/4". Has this ever happened to anyone? Thanks!
     
  2. Caro

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    Oh no, poor you. Darn puppies are so quick

    I've never had your specific problem, although many other things.
    Here's the safety guide https://www.vitalitymedical.com/pdf/detachol-msds.pdf. It looks like it should be ok. Just don't let her throw up and make sure she drinks enough to flush it through.

    Personally I'd call the vet just to double check.
     
  3. Ann

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    No kidding, puppies will eat anything, and lightning fast! I've never had this happen, but as Caro said, I think you're OK. Keep an eye on her and I would call your vet as a safeguard and ask for their advice.

    When things like this happen, you can also call your local emergency vet. Depending on where you live, most areas have one and they're open 24/7, usually very good about answering questions like this. The ASPCA also has a poison control hotline for pets you can call any time. The number is 888-426-4435.
     
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  4. RikyR

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    Not naming any names, but some still do it when they are grown up!
     
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  5. Shelby's mom

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    I would call your vet 1st. The poison control line charges for a phone consult....unless your dog ate weeds recently sprayed with Roundup. Then the fee is waived and paid for by the Roundup manufacturer. And by the way it is OK if they eat the sprayed weeds.....not that we had any experience with this . LOL.
     
  6. Ann

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    Wow, that charge is new! Thanks for that info, Shelby's mom. I can't believe they're charging now.

    If there's an emergency vet in your town, most of them will advise by phone for free if it's after hours, or tell you if they think the dog needs to come in. Your personal vet would be my first choice too, if they're available.
     
  7. Shelby's mom

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    It was a few years ago when Shelby ate the sprayed weeds. When we called they needed our credit card before anything else. If I remember correctly the cost was about $60.00. But like I said that fee was waived and paid for by Round Up. I can imagine they probably get a lot of phone calls for this.
     
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