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My 40 lb 7 month old puppy ate 4 portulaca flowers. Is that

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my 40 lb 7 month old puppy ate 4 portulaca flowers. Is that toxic and what should I do?
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. Did you see what the dog ate?
Customer: 4 portulaca flowers
JA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about the dog?
Customer: no, 7 months old 40 pounds
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Submitted: 6 months ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Rebecca replied 6 months ago.


I am sorry to hear you are worried about your puppy. How long ago did he eat these flowers? Is he acting sick at all?

My name is Rebecca. I am a veterinarian and will do my best to help. The leaves of this plant have calcium oxalate in them, which can irritate the mouth and throat, causing gagging and drooling. I can't find that the flowers are toxic, however.

Let me know how he is doing and how long ago he ate the flowers.

Customer: replied 6 months ago.
He ate 2 yesterday and 2 today and is acting fine
Expert:  Rebecca replied 6 months ago.

I expect he will be fine. I can't find anything indicating these flowers are dangerous but since the leaves can be, I would try to keep him away from the plants if you can.

Please let me know if this helpful and if you have more questions.

Expert:  Rebecca replied 6 months ago.

How is your puppy doing?

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