- Confine your pet to prevent self-trauma/injury.
- Contact your veterinarian immediately.
- Your veterinarian may instruct you to induce vomiting, however, do not induce vomiting unless instructed to.
Clinical signs occur in 6 to 24 hours following ingestion, most commonly within 12 hours
- Weakness or paralysis (especially in hindlimbs)
- Stiffness (especially in hindlimbs)
- Joint pain
- Uncoordinated or wobbly gait (ataxia)
- Reluctance to stand
- Difficulty walking
- Abdominal pain
- Pale mucus membranes
- Blindness (temporary)
If vomiting is severe, an anti-emetic may be required.Intravenous fluid therapy may be required if vomiting leads to dehydration. Pain relief may be required.
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