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Postby pitgrrl » Thu Feb 12, 2009 8:14 pm

How much salt did you actually give? Was it in fact 4 tablespoons as you posted before? Could you see how much is left in the shaker and estimate from that how much you gave?

According to a study of cases at the APCC of homemade playdoh ingestion, a dose of salt >1.9 g/kg can be toxic and >4 g/kg can be lethal. 15 ml of salt weighs about 18 g. So if the dog ate about 75 ml of salt, the dose would be 3 g/kg so signs of hypernatremia (ataxia, tremors, seizures) can be seen.

1 Tbs. = 15 ml = 18g

4 Tbs would therefore be 72g of salt

If the dog is 40lbs (72g divided by 40lbs/19kg aprox.) this would mean he ingested 3.78g/kg.
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Postby Rivera » Thu Feb 12, 2009 8:26 pm

Maybe i was exaggerating. I'd say it was 2-3 tbs.

Its been 2 hours ish since i gave him the salt and hes doing fine now.

im so glad hes doing ok. For a second, i almost thought i was going to lose him :crybaby: :crybaby: hopefully he continues to do ok.....

i appreciate everyone's help .

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Postby Eclipsor » Fri Feb 13, 2009 3:29 pm

Wow, it was traumatic just to read this thread. lol

I'm glad things are fine now.

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