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.
Photo below: Ximi BEFORE Intralipid
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 from the ARH joins us to explain what happened.
Photo above: Ximi BEFORE Intralipid
Photo below: Ximi AFTER Intralipid
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: