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my dog ate a reeses peanutbutter cup what should i do

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my dog ate a reeses peanutbutter cup what should i do??
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. BJ Hughes replied 2 years ago.

Dr. BJ Hughes :

Hi there --

Dr. BJ Hughes :

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Dr. BJ Hughes :

How much does your dog weigh? and was this a single standard size reeces cup?

Customer:

10 pounds yes standard reese cup

Dr. BJ Hughes :

Ok -- the level of milk chocolate in this is not enough for toxicity -- so that should be good news .

Dr. BJ Hughes :

However -- there may be a chance of vomiting, diarrhea, and even pancreatitis due to the filling.

Dr. BJ Hughes :

HOw long ago did this happen?

Customer:

7-8 minutesago

Customer:

what can i do??

Dr. BJ Hughes :

Ok -- you can either let this go and understand that there may be some stomach upset -- and if it continues for over 24 hours --then a vet visit may be necessary. And feed a bland food in small amounts for the next 24 hours -- cooked white rice is a good choice.

Dr. BJ Hughes :

Or you can either go to your vet as soon as possible for them to induce vomiting - and simply eliminate the problem. Or you can do this at home with hydrogen peroxide -- 3% -- give 1 teaspoon per 5 pounds with bread or bland food -- and usually vomiting will occur in 15 - 20 minutes

Dr. BJ Hughes :

if not -- it can be repeated once if it fails to produce vomiting the first time.

Customer:

thanks a lot name a few more bland food rice is not one of jojos favorite

Dr. BJ Hughes :

Either way would work -- I do not recommend induceing vomiting at home if your dog has any health issues.

Dr. BJ Hughes :

There are canned forms at the vet -- example is canned I/D from science diet.

Dr. BJ Hughes :

Bread is a possiblity but you do need to watch the amount. , as is potatos (cooked) --

Dr. BJ Hughes :

(sorry are )

Customer:

i dont have anty peroxide .got out of hospital yesterday for cardio version can't go to pharmacy at present can vomiting be in duced any other way

Customer:

no other way to induce vomiting

Dr. BJ Hughes :

There are instuctions for using salt -- but I am not a supportor of using this in a small dog. But if you are able to check on jojo through the night, give some bland food now (small amount) , and do not be surprised by a little vomiting or darrhea for the next 12 hours (which may or may not occur) . If any of this goes on for over 24 - 48 hours (vomiting, diarrhea, lethargy) -- then it will be time to see a vet

Dr. BJ Hughes :

There are not other good choices for inducing vomiting at home

Customer:

ok

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