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Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian
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Experience:  University of California at Davis graduate veterinarian with 45 years of experience
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Dr. Bruce, my son's german sheppard, 11 months old, 80 lbs

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Hi Dr. Bruce, my son's german sheppard, 11 months old, 80 lbs bit into a tide to go pen, I don't know how much he ingested, there was still a quarter to half liquid that poured out when we saw he had it, it was not a brand new pen so it had been used in the past.
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 2 years ago.
I'm sorry that your question wasn't answered in a timely manner. This product is a combination of solvents, surfactants, and oxygen bleaches. These aren't considered serious toxins to dogs but can be expected to cause minor gastrointestinal distress - inappetence, vomiting and/or diarrhea. Treatment involves diluting the product by forcing fluids or by offering tasty liquids to drink - broths, milk or cream and even soups. An over the counter antacid such as famotidine (Pepcid) dosed at 0.25 mg /lb and repeated in 12 hours should afford a distressed dog some comfort. No lasting adverse effects are expected. Please respond with further questions or concerns if you wish.