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We have husky he just ate one slice of star fruit what can I…

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Hi, We have husky...

Hi, We have husky he just ate one slice of star fruit what can I do?

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

William he’s all most 3 years old

Veterinarian's Assistant: How old is William?

2 and half

Submitted: 3 months ago.Category: Dog
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Dog Specialist: Heath Wilkerson,
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Hi. Dr. W here. I'm sorry to here this.

Carambola, or starfruit, contains oxalates which, in renal impaired dogs and people can cause a problems. Also,

the problem is there is a neurotoxin involved too that might be a problem.

The safest bet is to induce vomiting within 30-45 minutes of ingestion. You can give a couple of tablespoons of hydrogen peroxide to do this. Then after he vomits it up, you shouldn't have to worry.

To be safe, your vet might also want to run bloodwork and ua in 24 hrs and if any elevations of bun/creatinine, then they might give IV fluids for a day or 2. But this probably won't be necessary.

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Thank you very much for answering my questions, have great night
Dog Specialist: Heath Wilkerson,
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You're welcome. please let me know if the vomiting worked and if you need anything else (if you have time)

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Hi just checking it to see how everything is going? Also please rate this post 5 stars, so the website will show it's been handled. Thanks

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