Multiple insecticides including sprays, powders, dips, and topical medication. These include Duradip, DuraKyl Pet Dip and Spray, Ear Miticide, Goodwinol Ointment, and KC Ear Mite Drops.
Rotenone is prepared from extracts from the root of the Derris plant. It is commonly known as the derris root, tuba root, and aker tuba. It is found in products designed to treat pets for fleas, ticks, lice, or some types of mites. Rotenone is very toxic to pigs, snakes, and fish and should not be used if these species are in the household.
Dogs: 136 mg per pound of body weight. The toxic dose is less for other species.
Vomiting, lethargy, depression, ataxia, muscle tremors, seizures, respiratory failure, and death.
If the toxicity is due to skin contact, bathe the animal in warm water with dish soap. Rinse thoroughly and avoid allowing the animal to become chilled. If ingested, induce vomiting. Seek veterinary attention.
General treatment: The induction of vomiting may be continued, gastric lavage performed, and activated charcoal administered, if the product was ingested. In case of dermal exposure, treatment includes thoroughly bathing the patient and keeping the animal warm until completely dry.
Supportive treatment: Medications will be administered to decrease the seizures and tremors. Breathing will be monitored and assisted, if necessary.
Specific treatment: Unavailable.