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Experience:  University of California at Davis graduate veterinarian with 45 years of experience
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My dog ate about half a bag of meringue powder, which has

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Hi, my dog ate about half a bag of meringue powder, which has sugar, dextrose, dried egg whites, cream of tartar, alfin, salt, Hexametaphospate, Calcium Sulfate, Locust Bean Gum, Xanthum Gum, Artificial Flavor.
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. The Expert will know if your dog will be able to digest that. What is the dog's name and age?
Customer: His name is ***** ***** he's 5 years old.
JA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Rex?
Customer: He weighs about 50 lbs., is a beagle/boxer mix.
Submitted: 1 month ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 1 month ago.

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Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 1 month ago.

Thankfully, there's nothing toxic in that ingredient list. As with ingesting anything unusual transient gastrointestinal distress in the form of inappetence, vomiting and/or diarrhea can arise but Rex wasn't intoxicated and will remain safe. There's no need to induce emesis or treat in any manner. Please respond with further questions or concerns.

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
Ok, thank you. I read somewhere that cream of tartar was toxic to dogs, so I wanted to double check.
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 1 month ago.

No, cream of tartar is potassium bitartrate - a nontoxic stabilizer in recipes containing egg whites. You're quite welcome. Please continue our conversation if you wish.

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
Ok, thank you again, that's a relief. Have a good night.
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 1 month ago.

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Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 1 month ago.
Hi,

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

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