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My dog drank a small amount of espom salts water that I was

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My dog drank a small amount of espom salts water that I was bathing in. He is puppy and weighs about 26 lbs. Maybe drank 1/4-1/2 cup.
JA: I'll do all I can to help. What is wrong with your puppy?
Customer: My puppy drank a small amount of epsom salts water that I was bathing in. He is about 26 pounds and drank about 1/4 to 1/2 cup. Is this dangerous to him?
JA: Where does your puppy seem to hurt?
Customer: Nowhere yet. I am concerned it may be poisonous.
JA: Did you see what your puppy ate?
Customer: There was also some lavendar oil in the water. Is that dangerous?
JA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about your puppy?
Customer: No. Just above. I have to leave the house in 15 mins for work so would like to know if this is an emergency or I can just expect him to be okay.
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. B. replied 1 year ago.

Hello & welcome, I am Dr. B, a licensed veterinarian & I would like to help you with your wee one today.

How long ago did this happen?

How much Epsom salt and lavender oil did you add to the bath?

How is he just now? Any drooling, vomiting, appetite loss?