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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 dog ate A leaf off my aglaonema plant has vomited twice

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my dog ate A leaf off my aglaonema plant has vomited twice eating lots of grass seems better what should I do
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. The Veterinarian will know if your dog will be able to digest that. What is the dog's name and age?
Customer: his name is ***** ***** yrs old
JA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Jonah?
Customer: he seems ok not wanting to eat grass has not vomited in about 45 min
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 1 year ago.

The Chinese evergreen aglaonema contains insoluble calcium oxalate crystals which can cause oral irritation, intense burning and irritation of the mouth, tongue and lips, excessive drooling, vomiting, and difficulty swallowing. Washing your dog's mouth out with copious amounts of water should suffice. Please move him away from an area where he can continue ingesting grass which will only irritate his gastrointestinal tract further.

This plant doesn't contain the soluble calcium oxalate crystals which are far more dangerous because they can irreversibly damage my patient's kidneys. Please respond with further questions or concerns if you wish.

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