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Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian
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Experience:  University of California at Davis graduate veterinarian with 44 years of experience
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My mini golden doodle ate one cough drop in the wrapper,

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my mini golden doodle ate one cough drop in the wrapper
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. The Veterinarian will know if the dog will be able to digest that. What is the dog's name and age?
Customer: tucker 1
JA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about tucker?
Customer: nope
Submitted: 2 months ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 2 months ago.

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Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 2 months ago.

It's highly unlikely that the ingredients of any one over the counter cough drop would be harmful to Tucker. As with ingesting anything unusual, transient gastrointestinal distress in the form of inappetence, vomiting and/or diarrhea can arise but Tucker wasn't intoxicated.

How much does Tucker weigh and which cough drop (ingredients if you can post them) was ingested, please?

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
Active Ingredient: Menthol 9.1 mg
Inactive Ingredients: eucalyptus oil, beta carotene, flavors, glucose syrup, honey, soy lecithin, sucralose, sucrose, waterTucker is 18 pounds.
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 2 months ago.

Thank you! While menthol isn't well-tolerated by dogs, it takes an egregious amount of menthol to intoxicate a dog. Tucker might develop a minor tummy ache but will remain safe. Please continue our conversation if you wish.

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
Great thank you so much! So nothing I should do or give him?
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 2 months ago.

Correct! Tucker's going to live!!!

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Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 1 month ago.
Hi,

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

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