Dog Veterinary

Ask a dog vet and get answers to your dog health questions

Ask a Dog Veterinarian,
Get an Answer ASAP!

My dog ate about a quarter piece of trident cinnamon gum. He…

Customer Question
My dog ate about a...
My dog ate about a quarter piece of trident cinnamon gum. He weighs 34 pounds. Should I be concerned?
Submitted: 8 months ago.Category: Dog Veterinary
Show More
Show Less
Ask Your Own Dog Veterinary Question
Answered in 7 minutes by:
10/3/2017
Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian replied 8 months ago
Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian
Category: Dog Veterinary
Satisfied Customers: 34,296
Experience: University of California at Davis graduate veterinarian with 45 years of experience
Verified

You're speaking to Dr. Michael Salkin. Welcome to JustAnswer. I'm currently typing up my reply. Please be patient. This may take a few minutes.

Ask Your Own Dog Veterinary Question
Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian replied 8 months ago

That gum contains 170 mg of xylitol per piece - 45 mg in a quarter of a piece. 45 mg/34 lbs = 1.3 mg/lb. It takes doses greater than 35-45 mg/lb for hypoglycemia to arise due to xylitol ingestion. There's no need to induce emesis or treat in any manner. Please respond with further questions or concerns.

Ask Your Own Dog Veterinary Question
Was this answer helpful?

How JustAnswer works

step-image
Describe your issueThe assistant will guide you
step-image
Chat 1:1 with a dog veterinarianLicensed Experts are available 24/7
step-image
100% satisfaction guaranteeGet all the answers you need
Ask Dr. Michael Salkin Your Own Question
Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian
Category: Dog Veterinary
Satisfied Customers: 34,296
34,296 Satisfied Customers
Experience: University of California at Davis graduate veterinarian with 45 years of experience

Dr. Michael Salkin is online now

A new question is answered every 9 seconds

How JustAnswer works:

  • Ask an ExpertExperts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional AnswerVia email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site. Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction GuaranteeRate the answer you receive.

JustAnswer in the News:

Ask-a-doc Web sites: If you've got a quick question, you can try to get an answer from sites that say they have various specialists on hand to give quick answers... Justanswer.com.
JustAnswer.com...has seen a spike since October in legal questions from readers about layoffs, unemployment and severance.
Web sites like justanswer.com/legal
...leave nothing to chance.
Traffic on JustAnswer rose 14 percent...and had nearly 400,000 page views in 30 days...inquiries related to stress, high blood pressure, drinking and heart pain jumped 33 percent.
Tory Johnson, GMA Workplace Contributor, discusses work-from-home jobs, such as JustAnswer in which verified Experts answer people’s questions.
I will tell you that...the things you have to go through to be an Expert are quite rigorous.

What Customers are Saying:

It was so professional, so personally concerned (as we were) and you answered all of our questions. George and I are so happy that I found "JustAnswer" on my Google search -- you are now in my "Favorites" list! And, yes we do love our kitty - she makes our life complete!

Bev & GeorgeBoca Raton, FL

Wonderful service, prompt, efficient, and accurate. Couldn't have asked for more. I cannot thank you enough for your help.

Mary C.Freshfield, Liverpool, UK

This expert is wonderful. They truly know what they are talking about, and they actually care about you. They really helped put my nerves at ease. Thank you so much!!!!

AlexLos Angeles, CA

Thank you for all your help. It is nice to know that this service is here for people like myself, who need answers fast and are not sure who to consult.

GPHesperia, CA

I couldn't be more satisfied! This is the site I will always come to when I need a second opinion.

JustinKernersville, NC

Just let me say that this encounter has been entirely professional and most helpful. I liked that I could ask additional questions and get answered in a very short turn around.

EstherWoodstock, NY

Thank you so much for taking your time and knowledge to support my concerns. Not only did you answer my questions, you even took it a step further with replying with more pertinent information I needed to know.

RobinElkton, Maryland

< Previous | Next >

Meet the Experts:

Dr. Debbie

Dr. Debbie

Dog Veterinarian

904 satisfied customers

Companion animal veterinarian practicing for over 10 years.

Dr. Andy

Dr. Andy

Medical Director

16,412 satisfied customers

UC Davis graduate, emphasis in dermatology, internal medicine, pain management

Dr Scott Nimmo

Dr Scott Nimmo

Dog Veterinarian

10,633 satisfied customers

BVMS, MRCVS. { Glasgow UK }

Dr. Gary

Dr. Gary

Dog Veterinarian

10,086 satisfied customers

DVM, Emergency Veterinarian, BS (Physiology)

Dr. Bruce

Dr. Bruce

Veterinarian

9,681 satisfied customers

15 years of experience as a small animal veterinarian

Dr. Scott

Dr. Scott

Veterinarian

9,615 satisfied customers

15 years of small animal, equine and pocket pet medicine and surgery.

Rebecca

Rebecca

Dog Veterinarian

8,713 satisfied customers

More than 30 years of companion animal practice.

< Previous | Next >

Related Dog Veterinary Questions
I just got a rescue puppy that is 5 weeks and 2 days old. He
I just got a rescue puppy that is 5 weeks and 2 days old. He is a Shar-pei/Husly mix. He was turned over to the rescue I foster for. He was diagnosed with hypoglycemia by the previous owner's Vet. He … read more
Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin
Veterinarian
34,296 satisfied customers
I have a 7.5 week Shih Thuz who is experiencing diarrhea,
I have a 7.5 week Shih Thuz who is experiencing diarrhea, had 2 stools yesterday but I got her to eat and she then had a formed stool. Today she has have soft stools and now it is diarrhea, brown, no … read more
Dr. Peter
Dr. Peter
Doctors Degree
45 satisfied customers
Second opinion] My 64lb golden retriever ate a homemade
Second opinion] My 64lb golden retriever ate a homemade muffin with xylitol in it. there is a 1/2 cup in total in the 18 muffins. so far she is ok but i know its very bad for dogs… read more
Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin
Veterinarian
34,296 satisfied customers
Hes very sleepy and wobbly. I know they can get the
I know they can get the hypoglycemia thing and he was just neutered this past week. His names finn and hes 6 months … read more
DocPaul
DocPaul
Doctoral Degree
714 satisfied customers
I just accidentally gave my 4.5lb chihuahua a double dose of
Hi! I just accidentally gave my 4.5lb chihuahua a double dose of gabapentin which the vet prescribed for pain. We give it to him in liquid form— 0.1mls each time— my partner and I both accidentally ad… read more
DrSarah
DrSarah
Veterinarian
DVM
526 satisfied customers
Acts as if she's in pain, moving slowly. Will not take her
acts as if she's in pain, moving slowly. Will not take her carpofen or eat her dinner. Has the shakes. … read more
PitRottMommy
PitRottMommy
Veterinary Nurse
Associate Degree
10,700 satisfied customers
My dog ate 1 kids fiber gummy vitamin. Gracie and she is 11,
My dog ate 1 kids fiber gummy vitamin. JA: I'll do all I can to help. The Expert will know if your dog will be able to digest that. What is your dog's name and age? Customer: Gracie and she is 11 JA: … read more
Dr. Altman
Dr. Altman
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
1 satisfied customers
My 38 pound cocker spainiel had a tiny bit of xylitol from
My 38 pound cocker spainiel had a tiny bit of xylitol from earring half a supplement vitamin with xylitol in it. She has displayed no unusual symptoms and it's been 1 hours. Is she out of danger? … read more
Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin
Veterinarian
34,296 satisfied customers
I'm worried about something my new puppy just did. Is there
Hello I'm worried about something my new puppy just did. Is there a vet available? … read more
Dr. Jo
Dr. Jo
Veterinarian
BA
2 satisfied customers
My dog ate Orbit gum with Xylitol. He is a 70 lb. lab/pit
My dog ate Orbit gum with Xylitol. He is a 70 lb. lab/pit mix. He is at the vet now. What do I expect? … read more
Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin
Veterinarian
34,296 satisfied customers
My dog has a seizure almost the same time at night. 3:30am.
My dog has a seizure almost the same time at night. 3:30am. Is it most likely epilepsy or hypoglycemia since it is the same time? Not every night, usually about every 3 days, and she is not eating her… read more
Rebecca
Rebecca
Dog Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
8,713 satisfied customers
My dog just suffered a spinal FCE on Tuesday last week.
My dog just suffered a spinal FCE on Tuesday last week. While at the emergency vet they did blood work and said that she had low blood sugar. They called today after having her fast over night that he… read more
Heath Wilkerson
Heath Wilkerson
ER/ICU & Exotic Animal Veterinarian
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
416 satisfied customers
15 lb dog ate 5 mg melatonin 10 min ago. Induce vomiting or
15 lb dog ate 5 mg melatonin 10 min ago. Induce vomiting or not? … read more
Dr. Peter
Dr. Peter
Doctors Degree
45 satisfied customers
Our 10 yr old diabetic dachshund just had a seizure, his
Our 10 yr old diabetic dachshund just had a seizure, his first. I put a little honey on his gums. He seems OK, just rolling around like usual. He has been blind for 3 yrs, not a candidate for eye surg… read more
Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin
Veterinarian
34,296 satisfied customers
My dog ate a few pieces of already chewed gum out of the
My dog ate a few pieces of already chewed gum out of the trash can and it did have xylitol in it so I wanted to see if the xylitol would still affect her since it was already chewed … read more
Dr. Altman
Dr. Altman
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
1 satisfied customers
Earlier today my dog ate at most a whole pack of trident
Hi, earlier today my dog ate at most a whole pack of trident spearmint gum. He probably ate at most 15 pieces of gum maybe less or more I wouldn't know. It's been about 2 hours since he ate it and is … read more
Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin
Veterinarian
34,296 satisfied customers
My dog ate some Orbit gum yesterday afternoon, Paxley, she's
My dog ate some Orbit gum yesterday afternoon JA: I'll do all I can to help. The Expert will know if your dog will be able to digest that. What is the dog's name and age? Customer: Paxley, she's 7 JA:… read more
Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin
Veterinarian
34,296 satisfied customers
My dog got ahold of already chewed xylitol gum, I got most
My dog got ahold of already chewed xylitol gum, I got most of it out but not sure if he swallowed any … read more
Dr. Altman
Dr. Altman
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
1 satisfied customers
Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Show MoreShow Less

Ask Your Question

x