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My dog ate chlorhexadine gluconate. Sadie 6months 50lbs. 6…

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My dog ate chlorhexadine...

My dog ate chlorhexadine gluconate

Veterinarian's Assistant: 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?

Sadie 6months 50lbs

Veterinarian's Assistant: How old is Sadie?

6 months

Submitted: 4 months ago.Category: Dog Veterinary
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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Bruce, Veterinarian replied 4 months ago
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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Bruce, Veterinarian replied 4 months ago

Thank you for this question about Sadie. What was the chorhexadine gluconate on? Was it in a bottle that got spilled and she drank it? How long ago did this happen?

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
Bottle, she drank 3oz, soap, 2 hours
Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Bruce, Veterinarian replied 4 months ago

How is she acting at this time? Is she licking her lips or seeming uncomfortable in her oral cavity? Since this happened, has she ate or drank?

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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Bruce, Veterinarian replied 4 months ago

Chlorhexidine gluconate in lower concentrations is used as a dental rinse for dogs - it is typically around 0.12% in those solutions. At higher concentrations, it has the potential for some corrosive injury to the oral cavity. It could cause ulcers that could take around 12 hours to fully show up. With and ingestion like the, I would rinse out the oral cavity and monitor for development of ulcers. If they develop, then treating them should be done through your vet as needed.

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
She seems normal, hyper, playful, eating an drinking, not licking her lips
Customer reply replied 4 months ago
What should I do
Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Bruce, Veterinarian replied 4 months ago

If she's acting just hyper, I wouldn't be overly worried about that. I wouldn't want to see her seeming painful with her mouth, not wanting to eat, licking a lot, etc. If she's comfortable, eating well and drinking well - then it doesn't seem to be an issue.

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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Bruce, Veterinarian replied 4 months ago
Hi,
I'm just following up on our conversation about your pet. How is everything going?
Dr. Bruce
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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Bruce, Veterinarian replied 4 months ago

I'm curious to hear how Sadie is doing at this time. I would love to hear back about her.

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
She's her normal self, playful, chasing the cats, being a puppy
Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Bruce, Veterinarian replied 4 months ago

That is awesome that she's her normal self. This turned out the best way possible and what I was hopeful for. Give Sadie a good petting for me since I can't and tell her to stay out of trouble!

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