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Hi there and welcome to Just answer!! I am Dr. Altman, a licensed veterinarian and I am happy to answer your questions.
Yes, hibiscus can be toxic to dogs...
From the ASPCA website: "Hibiscus species can be potentially toxic, possibly causing significant gastrointestinal upset that could lead to dehydration. Drooling, loss of appetite and depression are also possible. Typically, these effects are seen in cases of single exposures to a significant amount of the plant material, rather than the chronic ingestion of small amounts. However, due to its toxic potential, we advise keeping hibiscus out of your dog’s reach."
thank you , she is lethargic and basically laying around like she is overheated
Is there a chance she ingested a hibiscus flower or did you catch her with one?
she ingested one
OK, so likely this is a result
yes most likely
Has she had any indication of nausea (licking lips, increased salivation, retching) or diarrhea?
no she has not had any of those symptoms. It has been less than one hour
Is there any gurgling of her stomach at all?
It might be warranted to induce vomiting to get it out of her system if it has been less than an hour
Do you have any hydrogen peroxide?
How much does she weigh?
20 pound boston terrier
7 months old
So she should get 2 tsp of hydrogen peroxide then agitate her stomach by giggling it or walking...repeat in 15 minutes if no response
ok thank you!