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I had a water bottle cap with a mix of boric acid and sugar to kill ants in the bathroom which door should have been closed, my puppy got a hold of it and ingested the mix. How dangerous is this for him?

Veterinarian's Assistant: I'm sorry to hear that. The Expert will know if your puppy will be able to digest that. What is the dog's name?

Sakka

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

Hello again,

The chances are that Sakka will be just fine, however I have worked out a fuller answer for you below.

1. The good news is that Boric Acid is not that toxic to dogs, where a small amount has been ingested { Water bottle cap } then it could well be that your dog will not show any symptoms. Where larger amounts were ingested then you may see such symptoms as vomiting and salivation, but this should soon pass, more severe symptoms such as kidney failure only occur where very large amounts were ingested.

2. Given the above all you need do is to keep an eye on your dog, 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 if Sakka's condition changes in any way or you would like to talk things over with me further.

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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 Sakka is getting on after our recent dialogue concerning the boric acid incident ...

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 10 months ago
Hi,

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

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