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Toxicology Brief: Sodium hypochlorite bleach ingestion in two dogs

In conclusion, sodium hypochlorite bleach ingestion is a potentially fatal toxicosis, and affected animals may present with severe clinical signs and metabolic derangements.

"Toxicology Brief" was contributed by Seth Chapman, DVM; Jennifer Pittman, DVM; Mary Nabity, DVM, DACVP; and Mark Johnson, DVM, DACVP, Department of Veterinary Pathobiology, College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX 77843. Dr. Pittman's current address is Veterinary Teaching Hospital, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Georgia, Athens, GA 30602. The department editor is Petra Volmer, DVM, MS, DABVT, DABT.

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