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If she is still highly agitated, and you feel that the debris from the slugs is bothering her, then you can bathe her in dish detergent to remove this type of debris. Do not get this in her face or near her eyes as this can cause signifcant corneal burns/ulcers.
If her skin appears red and irritated and this was my patient I might recommend try administering diphenhydramine (antihistamine) at 1 mg per pound which for her is probably half of the 25mg tablet every 12 hours. This has no bad side effect other than to cause drowsiness, which might not be a bad thing to calm her down right now. This helps counteract allergic reaction. If, however, she has obvious significant skin irritation, then this drug will probably not be enough.
Could the slugs have been exposed to any slug killer/bait? If so, then you need to monitor her closely for signs of toxicity (from eating/licking the slug) which might include excessive drooling, excessive tearing, shaking/trembling, vomiting or diarrhea. And if seen, then please have her seen by an emergency veterinarian right away.
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