To all Papillon owners, and all pet owners, this can happen to anyone + at any time. Here is the story written by Road's End Zarina's owner:
I asked our local Garden Center what I should use for slugs and snails since I had papillons. They said this Sluggo product was pet friendly.
They gave me Diazepam to give her if she started to have tremors. So far I haven't had to use any of the Diazepam and I just checked her temp which was 100.2. She's been sleeping pretty much since I brought her home around 5:00. She's vomited some of the water she's drank mixed with the charcoal.
The vet said it looked like it was caught in time not to have caused any neurological problems. Thank Goodness! We could see the Sluggo pellets in her vomit so it's pretty obvious that's what caused it.
My heart was still pounding when I came home from the Vet. Oh, and one funny thing she did.........we have a little water dish and a big one. When she got home she went to the large water dish and stepped in it and laid down in the water all curled up. Not sure why she did that. It was just strange to see her do that.
I will never ever use anything like that again anywhere in my yard, I went out tonight and scraped up every bit of it I could find and threw it away.
Zarina is definitely feeling better this morning. She ate a little breakfast and is more alert, but still not her usual "tearing through the house" self. But I expect it will take a couple days for her to regain her energy. I'm just staying at home and watching her close. I feel so bad that she had to go through this. I should have known better no matter what the product said.
My conclusion is, and was: if it kills any animal, it will do harm to you, or your 4-legged friends.