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My small dog named. just ate my daughters home made slim.

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My small dog named jack. just ate my daughters home made slim. which has borax in it. what is going to happend?

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

His name is ***** ***** i think he is 4 yrs old. hes a mix of cha weenee and i think dash hownd

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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian replied 8 months ago

Borax (boric acid, borates) is of very low toxicity to dogs. Please clarify "slim." for me. Slime? If so, Jack will remain safe. There's no need to induce emesis or treat in any manner. Please respond with further questions or concerns.

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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian replied 8 months ago

If so, Jack will remain safe. As with ingesting anything unusual transient gastrointestinal distress in the form of inappetence, vomiting and/or diarrhea can arise but he wasn't intoxicated. There's no need to induce emesis or treat in any manner. Please respond with further questions or concerns.

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