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I just noticed my dig chewing on a Logic toothpaste an I

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I just noticed my dig chewing on a Logic toothpaste an I reckon she may have managed to ingest about 20-30g. My dog us 11kg
JA: I'll do all I can to help. How much does the dog weigh?
Customer: 11 KG
JA: When was this? Has she thrown up since chewing the toothpaste?
Customer: she just did it- I thought she was chewing on bone until I checked
JA: And what's the dog's name and age?
Customer: Breta, around 4-5 (rescue mux)
JA: Is there anything else the Vet should know?
Customer: I don't think so
Submitted: 15 days ago.
Category: Vet
Expert:  Linda Simmon replied 15 days ago.
Hello, you are through to Dr Linda, a UK based vet.To confirm, this is the dog specific tooth paste?
Customer: replied 15 days ago.
Expert:  Linda Simmon replied 15 days ago.
Ok, good.Unlike human tooth pastes, there is no mint or xylazine contained.Unfortunately, there are no toxicity studies, so while it is unlikely any adverse effects will occur, it is impossible to know for sure.To be safe, your local vet could induce vomiting now, eliminating all risk. This is an especially good idea if tha container was also chewed and some plastic was ingested.
Customer: replied 15 days ago.
That's fine, online is fine,no
Expert:  Linda Simmon replied 15 days ago.
Ok, good.I have just typed my reply above which is also in your email inbox.
Customer: replied 15 days ago.
It's metal so she just put holes in, no plastic chewed
Customer: replied 15 days ago.
Is it too risky to just watch her?
Expert:  Linda Simmon replied 15 days ago.
Not necessarily.As I say, it is quite possible that this isn't a toxic paste but we don't know for sure. So the safest thing would be to induce vomiting.However, if you wish to take a wait and see approach we would advise offering a bland diet of chicken and rice for 48 hours and watching closely for any adverse reactions such as vomiting, lethargy, a reduced appetite etc.This window stays open so you can keep me updated and ask any further questions you may have.
Customer: replied 15 days ago.
Thanks, ***** ***** try that
Expert:  Linda Simmon replied 15 days ago.
Take care.