my tiny male got into Fire Ant Killer

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Sebastian my tiny male Yorkie got into Fire Ant Killer late yesterday. Read Izzy Doberman's blog to find out what happened.  It has some good info just in case you might need it!

http://growingupdoberman.blogspot.com/2010/05/sebastian-got-into-fire-an...

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Oh boy! I can understand the concern. My female Min. Schnauzer got into a fire ant bed when she was a puppy. My late sister was visiting at the time and Heidi (the Schnauzer) being a curious puppy, she stuck her nose in the bed. Of course like Yorkies, they have beards and the fire ants were everywhere in the beard.

My sister quickly drove into town after we talked to the vet. She came home with three different types of Benadryl. Her poor face was so swollen, her eyes almost closed. After about 30 minutes, the swelling went down and she was fine. She also never went near an ant bed again.

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Yes he got a few ant bites and me too as I tried to find them. B/c there were so few we knew then he was on there long enough for a taste. the taste it's self probably made him vomit. I think God was watching and we were blessed if this tiny dog had gotten very much he would have been in the hospital or dead. They (yorkies) are so stubborn  ::) like schnauzers!  :D

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And are always sticking their noses where they don't belong.

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Yes lol but they were breed to hunt through burrows I do believe! Have a good day!

shew it is already humid here in south Ms.

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Judy, thank you for the poisen control info. I didn't know that about peroxide. Sofia rarely if ever sticks her nose in anything, and we're careful about pesticides in an around the garden.. but we do run her in the fields and you just never know what might interest her there.. The care takers here have a vengence against the snakes ( even the good ones)  rabbits, golphers and other critters who creat havoc on "THEIR" golf course and have been known to put poisen bait out on the course.. .. Our closest vet is forty five mins. away and not always available, so I will keep the peroxide on hand along with the syringe..
thank you so much..you might have saved some lives with your information.

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Thanks Kate! That is why I shared it cause I thought ppl need to know this.

And wasn't that a miracle? really? I mean that is poison big time.  ??? and you do know about NOT giving Ibuprofen right?

A few weeks back Tabitha, my daughter, gave her Roxie a 9 week old pit bull Tylenol after a shot made her feel feverish. I told her she should not have done that...So I called the vet to check and he said she would be fine, but don't do it again! That is is in the book not too. He also said No Aspirin, NO Motrin and NO Ibuprofen ever. What is OK is childrens Benadryl!