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Dr. Loretta, Dog Veterinarian
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My dog (12 yrs., 52 lb. in good health Vizsla) may have

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Good Morning,
My dog (12 yrs., 52 lb. in good health Vizsla) may have swallowed a Salicylic acid disc this morning (40% strength contained in a disc used for removing plantas warts or foot calluses)
Can you shed any light whether i should bring him to a vet or just keep an eye on him.
Rick Morley
Scottsdale, Az.
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Loretta replied 2 years ago.

Good Afternoon Rick and welcome! I am Dr. Loretta, a licensed veterinarian and I am happy to answer your question.

These discs contain a large amount of aspirin which can cause stomach ulcers in dogs. If this was within 2 hrs of ingestion, induce vomiting by following these instructions:

Give 1 teaspoons of peroxide per 5 pounds of weight and wait 15 minutes. If no vomiting, then try it again. You can do this 3 times safely.

If this has been longer, your guys is at risk for an ulcer which can cause devastating digestive issues for your guy, since he is older. I would recommend, to be safe, Rick, that you take your guy to your vet for observations. Any vomiting or anorexia will show there is a problem.

Does that make sense to you?

Please let me know if you have ANY other questions. My goal is to give you 100% satisfaction and if you are not yet satisfied, please REPLY so I can clarify for you.
Sincerely, ***** *****

Expert:  Dr. Loretta replied 1 year ago.
I'm just following up on our conversation about your pet. How is everything going?
Dr. Loretta