Scotts Weed and Feed
I had 4
little dogs, two of which were pure maltese and the other two mixed with maltese.
They were a family and all different ages.
spread a Scott's brand lawn feeder/week killer. He told me that after he soaked
it ..then it was suppose to be safe for my little dogs.
noticed one of my dogs chewing and sucking on his feet feverishly. We took all 4
in for their routine teeth appt..and I spoke to the Vet about the feet.
He wrapped them after applying some medicine.
Soon we received a phone call from the Vet.
He said the blood tests he took (because some of the dogs needed teeth
extracted) came back showing severe liver damage in Binky and also Binky's
offspring, Petunia. But Petunia's
count or whatever was not as severe.
Binky was put
on medicine. Binky continued to
chew on his feet and then started shivering as though he was afraid.
Again we took him back in. The
liver test results were worse. Then
Binky had large round sore-like areas on his tummy. Again we took him in..and
again his liver problem was getting worse.
Medicine did nothing.
not get out of his bed, nor eat anymore. We
had to put him to sleep.
Of course by now the lawn was free of the pesticide as it
was a month ago. Since Petunia did not show any symptoms we felt all the little
dogs were safe now.
told the Vet all along that I thought it happened because my little Binky must
have gotten some of it on his feet....thus it traveled into his body via the
chewing and sucking..the Vet said he didn't think so.
since the product killed all the grass and left all the weeds my husband was
furious. My husband complained to
the company. They sent him more of
the stuff free and a free ..better spreader..telling him he must have put too
much on the lawn.
Since the Vet
said he didn't think it was from the product my husband put more on the lawn
with the new spreader . Since he
knew how I felt about it he soaked it way more then before.
my little Petunia was chewing and sucking her feet. Liver tests did not show
that her liver problem to be any worse.
soaked her feet, wrapped her feet...all to no avail..
I told the Vet my Suspicions once again but he said.no I don't think so
...again. Soon Petunia stopped with the feet...but started again the next time
my husband sprayed.
terrified I will lose her too. During
all of this the older mother of Petunia had terrible arthritic pain, almost
blind etc.. and had to be put to sleep. The
half brother of the maltese was even older and had a severe heart problem...he
too was suffering for a very long time and we put him to sleep.
still...daily... I only have
Petunia now. Please Steve..is there
anything you think I could try..to get the poison affect off her little
paws...if its still there..or ever was. or to at least keep her from feverishly
chewing and sucking on them every waking hour.
She is eating
and otherwise seems ok...though she isn't as active. She is not a puppy either but seemed like one before. I'm
so worried Steve. I'm afraid to get
any more liver tests...afraid of what the vet might find.
bookmark this sight and waiting for your
comments or things I could try.
By the way.. I used baking powder ..lots of it.. in sink
with water and let her feet soak.. tried gasoline..too knowing she might suck it
off.. nothing works
My little doxies were going through the same
"foot" chewing. They were
chewing until there was blood. I
believe it was from pesticide drift from the next yard.
We tried pills and washing with soap to no avail.
Then I decided to try enzymes and
every time I saw one of them chewing, we would spray their feet and pads.
I knew it couldn't hurt because the enzymes are safe on open wounds and
if our dogs licked some of it up it wouldn't hurt them.
The good news is that within a week their chewing declined
significantly and paws showed healing. I
was grateful because I read somewhere that the foot chewing could get so bad
that some vets end up cutting off the paws.
We don't put anything on our yard and know that weeds are
to be pulled not poisoned. But if
there is any paw chewing or unusual scratching, I always spray them with
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