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My 8 week old puppy ate a little bit of a philadendrion (sp)

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My 8 week old puppy ate a little bit of a philadendrion (sp) leaf,,,,I think maby they are toxic.
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Dog Veterinarian: Jess K, Dog Veterinarian replied 2 years ago
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Hello, this is Dr. Jess.I am sorry to hear about your pup! Is she acting normally right now? Howlong ago did this happen?

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Dog Veterinarian: Jess K, Dog Veterinarian replied 2 years ago

These plants can cause oral and GI irritation problems, though toxicity is not common. The plant has tiny calcium oxalate crystals inside, which are like tiny needles, which can embed themselves in the oral cavity. The most common problem would be excessive drooling, pawing at the mouth, decreased appetite, and in rare cases vomiting. In very rare instances the pharynx may swell as well which may cause issues breathing.

What is recommended is to rinse your puppies mouth well with milk, and then get him to drink some milk as well, or eat some cottage cheese. This will help to remove the crystals and decrease pain. Symptoms usuallly resolve within 24 hours.

If you feel your pup is very uncomfortable despite this, or he is vomiting repeatedly, then I would recommend brining him to your vet.

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Dog Veterinarian: Jess K, Dog Veterinarian replied 2 years ago

If you have any other questions, please let me know.. If you do not have any other questions, please take a moment to RATE our conversation so we can know if you were satisfied with your service and I can get credit for helping to answer your question. Thank you and good luck!

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Dog Veterinarian: Jess K, Dog Veterinarian replied 2 years ago

Hello, just checking to see if you got my response and how your puppy was doing?

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Dog Veterinarian: Jess K, Dog Veterinarian replied 2 years ago
Hi Ramona,
I'm just following up on our conversation about Gretchen. How is everything going?
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