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I am sorry to hear you are worried about Ellie. How much does she weigh? How long ago did she eat the salt?
The toxic dose of salt is 4 grams per kilogram (2.2 pounds) of body weight; she got about 7.5 grams. If she is 5 pounds or more, she did not get a toxic dose.
My earlier research on the internet said 1 tablespoon of salt was 7.4 grams, but just to be sure I weighed a tablespoon of salt on my gram scale, and got 17 grams, which is more of a concern. How long ago did she get it?
That means she got 5.65 grams per kilogram, which is a toxic dose.
This can lead to high levels of sodium in her body, and she may need to be monitored and given IV fluids.
I am sorry I gave wrong information before. I was suspicious so I weighed it here, and now I am more concerned.
Gosh I hope you see what I am sending; I am worried about your puppy since I did more research. I would want you to get her to a veterinary clinic right away, if she got a tablespoon of salt and did not vomit.
How is your puppy doing?