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If my dog ate some gak what should I do he is acting very

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If my dog ate some gak what should I do for him he is acting very strange
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 1 year ago.

The borax (sodium borate) in GAK is moderately toxic in quantities of more than one gram per 1000 g of body weight (approximately one gram per 2 pounds of body weight). It's very unlikely that Chubby were intoxicated. The other ingredients are non-toxic but certainly could cause transient gastrointestinal distress - inappetence, vomiting and/or diarrhea. Please clarify what "acting very strange" looks like to you.

Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 1 year ago.
Hi Ruby,
I'm just following up on our conversation about Chubby. How is everything going?
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