How worried should I be if my puppy ate part of leaf sprayed by RoundUp?
April 22, 2013 11:43 AM Subscribe
I have a 5 month old lab mix, about 22 lbs. Yesterday I sprayed some weed on our porch with RoundUp, and my SO went through and weedeated afterward, but failed to sweep remanents of weeds that were scattered out all crime scene like. This morning took puppy out for walk and he IMMEDIATELY grabs something off the porch and eats it. All of the pieces scattered were probably smaller than a thumb print, but he swallowed it before I could get to him.
posted by Quincy to Pets & Animals (12 answers total)
We are short at work today and I cannot leave to go check up on him, but I am getting increasingly paranoid as the day goes on. My dad should be home to check on him within the hour, but I am making myself sick with worry that he is going to be sick. RoundUp is pretty vague about the dangers and I can only really gather that it is "safe" after dried. Does anyone have any experience with this at all? What are the chances it will make him sick? If it does do I need to take him into the vet or will it pass, as long as I make sure to keep him hydrated? I only sprayed that area because it is a place that in my mind the dogs don't go, but clearly I had overlooked that issue. I will not be using RoundUp again after this scare, will be using only entirely pet safe non toxic products. But what to do now?