How concerned do I need to be if there is a small chance my 3-month-old puppy may have licked up some Combat Ant Killing Gel?
My 3-month-old puppy may have ingested a small amount of Combat Ant Killing Gel, which includes the poison Fipronil (0.001%). Fipronil is used in many pet products in higher concentration to kill fleas; obviously, not to be administered orally, but Wikipedia
suggests what helps it to kill fleas and ants and such is that it affects glutamate receptors, which do not exist in mammals.
The topical solutions containing Fipronil are often absorbed through the skin, so I don't think this is a highly deadly poison to dogs, even puppies. The Combat website's pretty unhelpful when it comes to poison control. Puppy seems quite happy and puppyish now, but I'm wondering if, to be safe, I need to rush him to a vet - and I'm not even sure a vet would do anything but bill me for an emergency visit. What to do?
BTW, I had blocked off the area where the gel was applied, so he was not supposed to have access to the area. I told the SO why the area was blocked off, but somebody
obviously wasn't listening and moved the block. *harumph*