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Possibly ingested up to an ounce of clear machine oil. 20 lb

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Possibly ingested up to an ounce of clear machine oil. 20 lb rat terrier.
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. The Veterinarian will know if the rat terrier will be able to digest that. What is the rat terrier's name and age?
Customer: Kiba is 2 years old.
JA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Kiba?
Customer: No, he's okay at this point, happened about 20 minutes ago.
Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 10 months ago.

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Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 10 months ago.

Do you know if the machine oil is vegetable or petroleum distillate based?

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
It's for a nail gun so I would say distillate.
Customer: replied 10 months ago.
Petroleum bases.
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 10 months ago.

An ounce of such a light petroleum distillate can intoxicate a 20 lb dog. You mustn't induce emesis but, instead, bring Kiba to a vet at your earliest convenience. Here's a review of this kind of poisoning for you:

Treatment involves diagnostic testing and decontamination with activated charcoal. Please continue our conversation if you wish but I'd rather you were on your way to the vet.

Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 9 months ago.

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

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