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Killing fire ants, collateral damage
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williamf    Posted 05-01-2003 at 02:30:58       [Reply]  [Send Email]
last weekend we were working on the flower bads. My part was mostly hauling wheelbarrows of mulch. I found a big fireant nest in one side of the pile. No prob, I just forked off the other side. Last load, I carried along a 16 oz. Solo cup of Amdro, the bait type poison. I sat the cup down, filled the wheelbarrow, and turned around to find the six thousand dollar dog with her snoot in the cup.
Near to panic, of course, but kept a firm grasp on head.
I called the Hotline 800 number on the bag, nice lady says, "How much did she eat?" 1/4 to half a cup. " How big is she?" Sixty pounds.
Well, she says, she may have an upset stomach in the next couple of hours, maybe even diarrea. Not bad, make sure she has water to drink.
It seams Amdro works by preventing nutrition, takes long exposure to starve the ants. A single dose is all but nontoxic.
In the end, it didn't even hurt her appetite.
Every once in a while, there's the happy ending.

Worried Dog Mom    Posted 05-12-2009 at 13:30:11       [Reply]  [Send Email]
My 1 yr. old Golden Retriever just ate about 1/4 cup of Amdro as well. Glad to see that I won't have to rush her to the vet for some kind of stomach flush:) It must smell sweet or something...

DeadCarp    Posted 05-01-2003 at 07:32:09       [Reply]  [No Email]
We were after rats in the grainery one time, and nailed chunks of bologna with squirts of ratnip on top, to a plank and shoved it back by the wall.
Trouble is - we shut our cowdog in the shed, she got hungry pulled the board and ate every one, including a whole tube of ratnip. She had stomach troubles for a week or 2, but healed up and went back to work okay. Dogs are resilient. :)

Six thousand dollar dog???    Posted 05-01-2003 at 04:34:31       [Reply]  [No Email]
You must have John Deeres too. LOL!

Randy    Posted 05-01-2003 at 04:11:48       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Our boxer got into the full plate of brownies and a whole bag of onions. I guess they say both are bad for them. Boy was he bloated, and the smells! It was a worry for a while too.
By the way, great website. Really enjoyed it.

Jim Adams    Posted 05-01-2003 at 17:27:23       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Randy, The Bride and I got a kick out of your telling about the Boxer eating the brownies. We left our 6 Mo. old Weimaraner, Susie, in the house while we went shopping. We didn't intend to be gone very long but got home a couple of hours later than planned.
Susie had eaten a fresh baked pan of Blue Berry Muffins, a whole box of Fig Newtons,most of a Pin Cushion my wife had made in High School(pins and needles all over the BR floor), the handle off my brief case, the power cord off my calculator and most of a paper cup and its contents including 12 22 long rifle cartridges and some matches.
Didn't seem to have any ill effects on the dog but I was very careful about cleaning up after her
before mowing the yard.

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