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My puppy pug just downed a lizard... She seems okay now, but…

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Hi Lisa, my puppy...

Hi Lisa, my puppy pug just downed a lizard...

Veterinarian's Assistant: I'll do all I can to help. What is the matter with your puppy?

She seems okay now, but I'm not sure if I should be worried -- are lizards toxic? (Florida)

Veterinarian's Assistant: Where does your puppy seem to hurt?

She isn't hurt. She ate a lizard.

Veterinarian's Assistant: OK. No obvious pain. The Expert will know if your puppy will be able to digest that. What is the pug's name?

Chica.

Veterinarian's Assistant: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Chica?

She is in puppy training, but she hunts down the lizards in the enclosed pool (tsome how sneaking in).

Submitted: 11 months ago.Category: Dog Veterinary
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Dog Veterinarian: Dr Scott Nimmo, Dog Veterinarian replied 11 months ago
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Customer reply replied 11 months ago
Thanks. She is sleeping on the floor; nothing unusual.
Dog Veterinarian: Dr Scott Nimmo, Dog Veterinarian replied 11 months ago

Hello again,

I have worked out an answer for you below.

1. This is very unlikely to cause Chica any health problems of any sort, really this is just natural puppy behaviour, my own cats do this all the time and I have never known it cause them any adverse symptoms, and in my experience the same thing applies to dogs.

2. Given the above there are no special measures you need take. But in any case I should be available online for you the next four or five hours today so please do not hesitate to get straight back to me in the very unlikely event that Chica's condition changes in any way or if you would like to talk things over with me further.

Regards,

Dr Scott
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Customer reply replied 11 months ago
Okay, thanks.
Dog Veterinarian: Dr Scott Nimmo, Dog Veterinarian replied 11 months ago

No problem, very glad to be advising you.

Please let me know how things go ...

Regards,

Dr Scott
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Dog Veterinarian: Dr Scott Nimmo, Dog Veterinarian replied 11 months ago

Hello again,

I am just checking back in to see how Chica is getting on after our recent dialogue concerning the lizard issue ...

Please get back to me and let me know how things are going.

Regards,

Dr Scott
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Dog Veterinarian: Dr Scott Nimmo, Dog Veterinarian replied 11 months ago
Hi,
I'm just following up on our conversation about your pet. How is everything going?
Dr Scott Nimmo
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Customer reply replied 11 months ago
Hi Dr Nimmo, sorry for the delayed response. She seems to be fine. Thanks so much!
Dog Veterinarian: Dr Scott Nimmo, Dog Veterinarian replied 11 months ago

Hey no problem, the main thing is that Chica is OK ...

Kindest regards,

Dr Scott
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