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Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian
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Experience:  University of California at Davis graduate veterinarian with 45 years of experience.
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My Cross Border Terrier/ Shi tzu has eaten either 1 or two

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My Cross Border Terrier/ Shi tzu has eaten either 1 or two picnic bars.. I think it was one but it could have been two.. what should I be doing ?
Assistant: I'm sorry to hear that. The Veterinarian will know if the terrier will be able to digest that. What is the terrier's name?
Customer: Her name is Maddie
Assistant: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Maddie?
Customer: She will be three yrs old in November , she has been a very healthy little dog

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If you're referring to the chocolate covered Picnic candy bars, there isn't enough milk chocolate in them to intoxicate your dog. The theobromine in milk chocolate becomes toxic - causing vomiting, agitation, and tremors soon after ingestion - at a bit less than 1 ounce per pound of body weight and even two of the bars doesn't nearly approach that amount. As with ingesting anything unusual transient gastrointestinal distress in the form of inappetence, vomiting and/or diarrhea can arise but Maddie wasn't intoxicated and will remain safe. There's no need to induce emesis or treat in any manner. Please respond with further questions or concerns.

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Customer: replied 5 months ago.
Thank you for your expertise and help, I will rest easy tonight .. one question though can you please confirm that I received this help because I agreed to one payment to be taken from my card.. one screen that showed up on my laptop was stating monthly payments and I did not agree to that... Thank you

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