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Borates/boron

Severity scale:
Caution
This toxin is considered to be a moderate risk. However, your pet's medical history, age, weight, and breed could put him/her at higher risk. It is advised that you contact whiskerDocs or your primary veterinarian for further guidance about any steps you may need to take to ensure your pet's safety. If you choose to, you may monitor your pet closely, but the onset or worsening of any of the below symptoms warrants a trip to the emergency room.

Pesky cockroaches can be a bother but, before you start spraying your house, check the ingredients. Borates/Boron is usually an ingredient in these products. If swallowed, induce vomiting and seek veterinary care. If contact with skin is made, wash the area with water and mild soap.

Toxic to: 
Dogs and Cats
Brand names: 
Found in roach killers, flea products, fertilizers, herbicides, antiseptics, disinfectants, and contact lens solutions.
Symptoms: 
Drooling, diarrhea (possibly bloody), abdominal pain, walking drunk, weakness, seizures, shock, bleeding, and coma
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