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Hello, you are through to Dr Linda, a UK based vet with 10 years of clinical experience.
I'm sorry to hear this and understand your concern for Moppy and Cookie.
Did they ingest neat patio cleaner or did they walk on the patio after it was cleaned?
Have they shown any signs such as vomiting, drooling, diarrhoea, fast breathing or lethargy?
And was this cleaner diluted with water and used for cleaning the patio?
As this product is marketed as pet safe and, given the way they were exposed to it, I think it is unlikely it is the issue. This is especially true if you did not witness them lick at the floor.
Are their gums pink and wet?
Have you recently changed their diet?
Sorry, what do you mean by this? That they licked the patio after it was cleaned?
Thank you, ok.
As the chemical was wet when they walked on it (I did not realise this, I thought it had been allowed to dry), there would be a potential risk.
Can you see any redness or ulcers on their tongues or gums?
Do they feel hot to the touch?
Any fast breathing?
If you offered e.g. warm chicken or fish would they eat this?
So from all we know, I think a chemical toxicity is sounding unlikely.
It is quite possible this is heat related, or caused by something else such as a viral infection.
I would continue to tempt them to eat with foods like fish and chicken and offer plenty of water.
Watch closely for further signs such as vomiting, diarrhoea, oral lesions, fast breathing etc.
If not better in the morning, a vet check is sensible, so we can ensure we are not missing anything. If concerned, the vet can run blood and urine tests to assess organ function.
Not at all and please let me know if there is anything else.
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