Why Ingesting A Spot-On Is Bad News! - Dr Ingrid Goodman
June 16, 2016•6 min
Spot-ons Given Orally…Does It Really Matter?
A 6-month old Labrador puppy became a real-life ‘Sleeping Beauty’ after her owners mistakenly poured a well-known flea & heartworm treatment down her throat…instead of onto her back, in what’s thought to have been an ill-conceived money-saving experiment.
Emergency Vets at the Animal Referral Hospital initially feared the comatose pup would require a lengthy hospital stay under constant supervision until the effect of the drugs wore off…and then they came up with a much speedier, albeit expensive alternative, ‘Intralipid’.
Dr Ingrid Goodman joins us to explain what happened.
Successful use of ILE therapy has been reported anecdotally in veterinary patients for ivermectin, moxidectin, permethrin, loperamide, baclofen, bupropion, marijuana, and sertraline toxicoses. http://veterinarymedicine.dvm360.com/case-11-1
Specific Veterinary usage of Intralipid therapy: