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Dr. Michael Salkin
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My dog ate what looked like a dead, smushed toad in the street.

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My dog ate what looked like a dead, smushed toad in the street. Looked like a couple of days old at least. He is a 50 lbs Doberman pup. We like in Jax Fla. Thx
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. The Veterinarian will know if your Doberman will be able to digest that. What is the Doberman's name?
Customer: Zeus
JA: Anything else I can tell the Veterinarian before I connect you two?
Customer: No
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Submitted: 6 months ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 6 months ago.
My primary concern is toxicosis associated with toads of the genus Bufo in your area. When these are ingested, it's prudent to induce emesis with 3% hydrogen peroxide dosed at 45 ml (3 measuring tablespoons) by means of a small poultry baster placed between Zeus's cheek teeth and cheek. He should vomit within 15 minutes. If not, the dose should be repeated. This is predicated upon his ingesting the toad within 2 hours.Ingested toads can cause severe changes in Zeus's blood pressure, arrhythmias (irregular heart rates), and electrolyte disturbances. How is Zeus currently acting, please?
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 6 months ago.

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

Dr. Michael Salkin

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