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Is Water softener salt toxic to dogs

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Is Water softener salt toxic to dogs
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 1 year ago.
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It's common table salt - sodium chloride - which can be toxic when ingested in excess. Severe clinical signs referable to the nervous system include ataxia ("drunken sailor"), seizures, and coma. Increased respiratory rate, muscular weakness, and dehydration are also seen and would be apparent before the central nervous system signs mentioned above.
Please respond with further questions or concerns if you wish.
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 1 year ago.
Hi,

I'm just following up on our conversation about your pet. How is everything going?

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