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My dog ate organic fertilizer, Munger 4, No

My dog ate organic...

My dog ate organic fertilizer

Veterinarian's Assistant: 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?

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3/12/2018
Dr. Michael Salkin
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Customer reply replied 1 month ago
Feather meal. Steamed bone meal. Bat guano. Marinebird guano. Sulfate of potash from langbenite. Cottonseed meal. Sea kelp

How much does Munger weigh and can you give me an idea of how much was ingested. Both organic and inorganic fertilizers can cause gastrointestinal distress but the organic fertilizers can contain enough iron to cause iron toxicity in dogs and they predispose to pancreatitis.

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Customer reply replied 1 month ago
I don't know how much she ate. 4 or 5 tbs. 55 lbs
Customer reply replied 1 month ago
Maybe a little more than 5 tbs

Thank you. That wouldn't be enough to intoxicate a dog of her size. How long ago did she ingest it and how is she currently acting, please?

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Customer reply replied 1 month ago
How much would she have to eat
Customer reply replied 1 month ago
She ate it maybe 10 min ago
Customer reply replied 1 month ago
Are you there ?

It's very subjective as it would be predicated upon the product. To be safe, I would induce emesis with 45 mL (3 measuring tablespoons) of 3% hydrogen peroxide given with a small poultry baster placed between her cheek teeth and cheek. She should vomit within 15 minutes. If not, please repeat the same dose.

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Customer reply replied 1 month ago
Ok. I'm walking her right now. Seems ok
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Customer reply replied 1 month ago
Says on bag keep out of reach of children AND dogs
Customer reply replied 1 month ago
Didn't mean caps

Good to hear. You can simply monitor her at this time. I would have expected her to be symptomatic (inappetent, vomiting, diarrhea) if she had ingested enough to cause GI distress.

Thank you for your kind accept. I appreciate it. Please continue our conversation if you wish.

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