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Dog ate daily wormer Smartpak!!!

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  • Dog ate daily wormer Smartpak!!!

    My vacuum-cleaner rescue mutt (medium sized) ate two wells of CW daily wormer out of Smartpak. This was yesterday, I believe, as I just found the evidence this AM where she'd stashed it in the hay. I know it was her, as she also ate carrots at the same time and she was the only one with access to the barn.

    So far, she's totally normal in behavior, eating, drinking, pooping.

    Should I not worry? Be thankful she wormed herself? Or ....??
    Proud member of the "Don't rush to kill wildlife" clique!

  • #2
    If it were me, I'd cunsult a vet or the manufacturer just to be safe.
    Owned by a Paint/TB and an OTTB.
    RIP Scoutin' For Trouble ~ 2011 at 10
    RIP Tasha's Last Tango ~ 2010 at ~23
    RIP In Sha' Allah ~ 2009 too young at 5


    • #3
      I would definitely, definitely consult a vet. Even just for peice of mind.
      I have gone through a de-worming fiasco with my JRT. I wish so badly that I had noticed, and by the time he started vomitting (almost 12 hrs after he ate it) the main damage was done.
      He's fine now, but if I had of known earlier, it wouldnt have been nearly as bad.
      In my case, as I was deworming, my little guy (unbeknownst to me) went around and decided to clean up after all the horses who happened to spit theirs out. It didnt even cross my mind how silly it was to have dogs around while doing that....though there were 4 dogs at the barn that day, and he was the only braniac who decided it was tasty!
      He ended up going completely blind and was on IV meds for 3 days at the emerg clinic...poor little bugger. Thankfully he has gained about 75% of his vision back.
      I now keep him far away from the barn for at least 3 or 4 days after de-worming.
      As you probably know now, be very careful about leaving stuff like that in the open for dogs to grab!


      • #4
        Call vet and follow instructions.
        Once my aussie Kippy ate my cat's entire supply of ketaconozole. Vet said don't worry about dog, she was fine, but I had to get a new supply of cat drug.
        Same dog Kippy ate the entire 4 day weekend supply of heartworm pills for herself and my other 2 dogs. Same story, Kippy was fine.
        You can get the tube of charcoal paste from Jeffersequine or Jefferslivestock, and give to dogs who eat stuff they aren't supposed to.
        But consult with vet before doing anything.
        (And have a bottle of vitamin K on hand for dogs who eat poisoned rats.)


        • Original Poster

          Vet says to keep an eye on her, but feels that the dose is small enough, that it should be fine. It is Pyrantel tartrate, so ivermectin poisoning is not a concern.
          Proud member of the "Don't rush to kill wildlife" clique!


          • #6
            Jingles just in case ~

            Jingles for your dog just in case ~ glad she seems fine ~

            Jingle Jingle Jingle & AO ~ Always Optimistic ~

            CC ~ how is your shoulder rehab coming along ?
            Zu Zu Bailey " IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE ! "


            • Original Poster

              Zu Zu-- well....my shoulder is doing so-so. I think my new normal is ouchy movement sometimes, with good range of motion, if you can stand the pain.

              I am getting injected this Friday, and back to PT (yippee!!) for a month to see if we can move me over this hump. I am nearly at my one year anniversary--January 27. Thankfully, I don't have a lesson that day.
              Proud member of the "Don't rush to kill wildlife" clique!


              • #8
                Just an FIY a good number to have available is the ASPCA's Animal Poison Control - they work out of the University of Illinois and they are fantastic.
                (888) 426-4435