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Swallowed sonic boric acid : Eeyore 6 months : No all shots

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Swallowed sonic boric acid
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. The Veterinarian will know if the dog will be able to digest that. What is the dog's name and age?
Customer: Eeyore 6 months
JA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Eeyore?
Customer: No all shots current
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Joey replied 1 year ago.

Hello I am Dr. Joey. Thanks for trusting me to help you and your pet today. I am a licensed veterinarian with over 16 years of experience. I look forward to working with you.

So, the good news is this is relatively well tolerated. If only a small amount was eaten, then we can get him through this without a problem. With a small amount eaten, the absolute best first step if this just occurred within th east hour is to induce vomiting (I can give you hints to do this at home or you can take him in to be seen on emergency and have the emergency vet do this). That removes a lot of the product. The ER vet may administer some activated charcoal out of safety.

If a very large amount was eaten, then you need to have him seen on emergency. We still want to induce vomiting, but you he should be hospitalized with intravenous fluid therapy. The organ that must deal with the ingestion is the kidneys and this needs to be monitored for a day or two with the emergency vet and your regular vet. As well with high ingestions, we may see some severe symptoms such as Signs update digestive tract (vomit/diarrhea) to neurological signs such as seisures and tremors.

I am at a point I need to know what questions you have. I hope that the information I provided has been helpful.

Please let me know if for any reason you need further clarification, have more questions, or were expecting a different type of answer.

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