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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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My Rottweiler ate slim fast powder

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My Rottweiler ate slim fast powder
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 2 years ago.
Please don't be alarmed. There's nothing toxic to dogs in the ingredient list for Slim Fast powder. She might suffer a bit of GI distress - inappetence, vomiting and/or diarrhea from ingesting such an unusual "food" but she's not in danger. There's no reason to induce emesis or treat in any manner. Please respond with further questions or concerns if you wish.
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
It's about 3 oz
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Still o k?
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 2 years ago.
Yes. That's equivalent to about 3 serving sizes for an adult. She might not be hungry at the same time she usually becomes hungry but she wasn't harmed!
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Actually is 4 or 5 oz OK?
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 2 years ago.
Yes...but I'd expect diarrhea from all the sugar present in 4-5 ounces...almost 4 ounces in 4.5 ounces of Slim Fast!
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 2 years ago.
Yes...but I'd expect diarrhea from all the sugar present in 4-5 ounces...almost 4 ounces in 4.5 ounces of Slim Fast!
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Thanks
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 2 years ago.
You're welcome. I can't set a follow-up in this venue and so would appreciate your returning to our conversation with an update - even after rating - at a time of your choosing.