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My 10 lb. female Miniature Schnauzer age 4 was fine an hour ago. We were outside, she was chewing on a plant then she threw up. 20 minutes later she is lethargic and drinking a lot of water and whimpering softly in pain every breath. To my knowledge this is not a poison plant but my husband was out spraying ant spray yesterday. I'm afraid it may have drifted onto these or something. I gave her a Pepto. What do I do?

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Hi,
This could be a Pyrithrin/Pyrithroid toxicity.Please do check the contents in the Ant spray.Most pets recover from pyrethrin intoxication within 24-48 hours,but recovery from pyrethroids may take longer.Actually there is no specific treatment avilable.Vomitting is good that it will expel some of the toxins.Symptomatic treatment including induction of vomitting,gastric lavage and atropine injection can be tried in consultation with your vet. If no improvement is seen within 24 hours of treatment, the pet should be reevaluated.  

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Large and Small Animal Medicine and Surgery, Farm Management,Preventive medicine http://binduanand.webs.com/

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A Senior Veterinary Surgeon with more than 25 years’ experience in the field of Veterinary Science and Animal Husbandry. Mixed animal Practice that will utilize my skills in medicine and surgery, public health, client relations, and developing relationships within the community, such as humane society

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Veterinary Consultant with Department of Animal Resources,Ministry of Environment,State of Qatar (Present). Animal Husbandry Department, Government of Kerala, India. Oakland's Park, Gloucestershire, United Kingdom. Severnside Veterinary Center, Gloucestershire, United Kingdom. Saud Bahwan Group, Sultanate of Oman. Trivandrum Regional Co-operative Milk Producers Union,Kerala,India.

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BVSc & AH (Bachelor of Veterinary Science and Animal Husbandry) 1990. College of Veterinary & Animal Sciences, Mannuthy, Thrissur, Kerala, India under Kerala Agricultural University. Certificates Of Accomplishments- Equine Nutrition- University of Edinburgh Principles of Public Health-University of California, Irvine. AIDS- Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia. General Environmental Health – EPHOC-Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine and the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Public Health. Food Protection-EPHOC-Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine and the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Public Health. Zoonoses:University of Minnesota-School of Public Health online. Food Safety:University of Minnesota-School of Public Health online. Occupational Safety and Health-EPHOC-Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine and the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Public Health. Rabies Educator Certified -Global Alliance for Rabies Control. Animal Handler & Vaccinator Educator Certified -Global Alliance for Rabies Control. Wildlife Conservation-United for Wildlife

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