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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 pack of Trident Cinnamon artifically flavored

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My dog ate a pack of Trident Cinnamon artifically flavored gum. An 18-stick pack. He is a 75-pound basset.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
We think he ate it within the last two or three hours.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
It has been almost 20 minutes. Can I get an update on the time? I am considering taking Winston to the animal hospital.
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 1 year ago.
I'm sorry that your question wasn't answered in a timely manner. Please let me know if you still need help. Trident contains the toxic substitute sugar xylitol at 0.17 grams/piece. 18 pieces x 0.17 grams = 3.06 grams 3.06 grams/34 kg (75 lbs) = 0.09 g/kg or 90 mg/kg which is enough to cause hypoglycemia in Winston. Symptoms can appear between 30 minutes - 12 hours - weakness, lethrgy, vomiting, disorientation, ataxia, seizures - and some dogs don't show sings of hypoglycemia but do develop liver injury. May I have an update on Winston, please?
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 1 year ago.

I'm just following up on our conversation about Winston. How is everything going?

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