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My dog accidentally ate our toothpaste it's flouride free

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My dog accidentally ate our toothpaste it's flouride free and all organic products
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. The Veterinarian will know if your dog will be able to digest that. What is the dog's name and age?
Customer: it is the dr. bronners all one toothpaste her name is ***** ***** she is 1year old
JA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Oni?
Customer: the toothpaste contaied glycerin,aloe leaf juise,hydrated silica, calcium carbonae,xanthum gum, sodium bicarbonate, potassium cocoate, peppermint oil, menthol,coconut,dlour, coconut oil, tocopherol, citric acid,stevia
Submitted: 9 months ago.
Category: Pet
Expert:  Dr. John replied 9 months ago.

Hello. Thanks for writing in. My name is***** and I would be happy to help you. I am not set up to do phone calls but would be happy to answer any questions you do have online. If you get a request for a phone call, it is from the website and not myself. In order to give an informative and concise answer, it may take a few minutes before I respond back to you, so don't be alarmed if you don't hear back immediately if you have responded back to me within 10 minutes of my response. I do have a couple more questions, though, to see if I can better assess your situation.

How long ago did she ingest this?

How much did she ingest?

Customer: replied 9 months ago.
5 mins ago she ingested a pea sized amoutn
Expert:  Dr. John replied 9 months ago.

Thanks for the information. There are 3 products that can raise concerns here, but it is unlikely that she ingested any of these in a significant amount. Calcium carbonate can temporarily raise calcium levels in the blood, but that is more of a concern if it is long term or if she ingested a lot. Peppermint oil can cause some liver and kidney toxicity, but chances are that there is not enough here to be an issue. Menthol can also be toxic, but it takes A LOT in order to have signs of toxicity. Chances are she will be fine. If you want to play it on the safe side, you can give 1 teaspoon of 3% hydrogen peroxide per 5 lbs of body weight (or 1 tablespoon per 15 lbs) orally to induce vomiting. This can be repeated in 10 minutes if there is no vomiting. I probably wouldn't do it with my dog, but some people want to take all the precautions. Otherwise, just monitor for a decrease in appetite, weakness, difficulty breathing, vomiting, diarrhea or bloody stool. 1-2 episodes of vomiting and diarrhea for 36-48 hours doesn't usually bother me as long as the appetite is good. If the symptoms are worse, have her seen by your vet. Please let me know if you have any other questions or concerns. Hope this helps.

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