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Deb- He ate half a btl of gummi melatonin. Terrier, 22 lbs,

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He ate half a...

He ate half a btl of gummi melatonin

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

Terrier, 22 lbs, 2 yrs old

Submitted: 6 months ago.Category: Dog Veterinary
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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian replied 6 months ago

Thankfully, melatonin is non-toxic to dogs even when ingested in egregious amounts. There's no need to induce emesis or treat in any manner. Please respond with further questions or concerns.

I regret that my state board of veterinary examiners doesn't allow me to speak to customers by phone in this venue but other experts in this category may be able to assist you in this regard. Please let me know if you'd like another expert to do so and I'll opt out of this conversation. Please stay in the conversation if you wish.

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Customer reply replied 6 months ago
there is no health threat to be concerned about?
Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian replied 6 months ago

Correct. His inappropriate ingestion should go unnoticed. Please continue our conversation if you wish.

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Customer reply replied 6 months ago
Okay. Thank you very much. Very scary.
Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian replied 6 months ago

You're quite welcome. I understand. I can't set a follow-up in this venue so please return to our conversation - even after rating - with an update at your convenience. You can bookmark this page for ease of return.

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