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M 25 lb dog (8 month old miniature american shepard) just

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M 25 lb dog (8 month old miniature american shepard) just ate 750 mb of magnesuim citrate.
Submitted: 15 days ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr Scott Nimmo replied 15 days ago.

Hi,I'm Dr Scott. Welcome to JustAnswer, I am working on your question now, you can expect a written reply sometime within the next ten minutes or so.

Expert:  Dr Scott Nimmo replied 15 days ago.

Hello again Catherine.

This should be no problem, however I have worked out a fuller answer for you below.

1. Please don't give this a second thought, this is not likely to be toxic to Dunkin. There are no special measures you need take, she should be just fine.

2. The reason I say the above is that according to the literature a single toxic dose study done on dogs with Magnesium only resulted in a minor gastroenteritis unless the dose exceeds 1200 mg per kg of bodyweight. { your dog weighs 11.36 kg }

3. But in any case I should be available online for you the next four or five hours today so please do not hesitate to get straight back to me in the very unlikely event that Dunkin's condition changes in any way or you would like to talk things over with me further.


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