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Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian
Category: Dog
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Experience:  University of California at Davis graduate veterinarian with 45 years of experience.
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For the past 3 hrs my male chihuahua who is 2 Yrs old has

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For the past 3 hrs my male chihuahua who is 2 Yrs old has been running up and down, panting, heaving breathing and won't sit still, he's normally a bit lazy and sleeping at this time..... Its.like he's on speed...? He's occasionally jumping and sniffing his rear end... Steph
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 1 year ago.

Steph, is there a possibility of Mickey ingesting a prescription drug, chemical, insecticide, bromethalin-containing rodenticide or metaldehyde-containing snail bait?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Possible. We're staying at my mother in law house and he's been in her garden and that's when the symptoms started.... What shall I do
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 1 year ago.

Thank you. It's too late to induce emesis because Mickey is already symptomatic of such a toxicity. At this point, he's treated symptomatically and supportively by a 24-hour facility predicated upon his vital signs upon presentation. I would expect his being administered a sedating benzodiazepine such as diazepam (Valium) and activated charcoal (the universal antidote) stomach tubed into him. Please continue our conversation if you wish.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
in summary I should take him to a vet immediately? It's 1:30 am I'm the morning and I'm in unfamiliar city....
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 1 year ago.

Unless he spontaneously calms down, it would be prudent to have him attended to. We don't know if he's going to improve, worsen, or stay the same.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Okay thank you
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 1 year ago.

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Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 1 year ago.

Thank you for your kind accept. I appreciate it. May I have an update on Mickey, please?