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Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian
Category: Pet
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Experience:  University of California at Davis graduate veterinarian with 44 years of experience
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Swallowed toothbrush head her weight is 61 lbs, emmy,

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swallowed toothbrush head her weight is 61 lbs
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. The Veterinarian will know if the head will be able to digest that. What is the head's name?
Customer: emmy
JA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about emmy?
Customer: healthy and well attended to
Submitted: 3 months ago.
Category: Pet
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 3 months ago.

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Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 3 months ago.

I'm pleased to tell you that I would be very surprised if a 61 lb dog couldn't pass a toothbrush head unaided through her gastrointestinal tract. How long has it been since she ingested it? We can still induce emesis if it's been less than an hour - 45 mL of 3% hydrogen peroxide by means of a small poultry baster placed between Emmy's cheek teeth and cheek. She should vomit within 15 minutes. If not, please repeat the same dose.