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My 4 month old puppy started playing with the plastic bottle

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Customer: ***** ***** my 4 month old puppy started playing with the plastic bottle of Boric acid powder she chewed off the top and the powder scattered all obver the floor...I bathed her and I dont know if any went into her mouth but I must asume some did what can I do
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Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Loretta replied 11 months ago.

Good Morning and welcome! I am Dr. Loretta, a licensed veterinarian and I am happy to answer your question.

If your puppy ingested any of this powder, this could be toxic to him by causing contact burns and digestive disturbances. If it has been within 2 hrs, it is best to induce vomiting by giving your puppy hydrogen peroxide at 1 teaspoon per 5 pounds of his weight. You can safely do this 3 times until your pppy vomits up the contents of his stomach.

Only a few licks will be harm less but watch for excessive salivation, vomiting and/or diarrhea. If you see these, take your puppy to your vet for an exam and possible treatment. In most cases such as this with a minor amount of the powder, your puppy will be fine.

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Sincerely, ***** *****

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
Should I wait after I first give her Hydrogen Peroxide
Customer: replied 11 months ago.
Do I keep giving it until
Expert:  Dr. Loretta replied 11 months ago.

Give the peroxide and wait 15 minutes...if she does not vomit, do this again and wait another 15 minutes...you can safely do this 3 times. This will remoe any of this toxin so it is important....good luck!