My 20 # XXXXX ate about 5 oz of m&m peanut candy. Will that harm him?
Type of Animal: Cockapoo
Name of Dog: Teddy
Welcome to JustAnswer! I am a licensed veterinarian and specialist and will do my best to assist you today!Weight: normal;font-style: normal;font-variant: normal;text-decoration: none;">Based on the estimated chocolate amount, body weight, and experience, this should cause stomach upset at most.If this just happened, to minimize risk - If you would like to try some at home care - to make your dog vomit at home (LINK HERE)- you can use hydrogen peroxide. The general dose is 5 mls/ 5 pounds- not to exceed 15mls (one teaspoon equals 5 cc or 5 ml).You can give a second dose in 15 minutes if the first dose does not work.If very concerned - you can consider going to the local ER. They likely have a medication (Apomorphine - LINK HERE) which causes vomiting in a much more reliable fashion - can then perform an examination - heart rate and blood pressure, and also administer activated charcoal to reduce side effects of ingestion and absorption.Common therapies to consider for stomach upset if seen include:1) A bland diet such as boiled chicken and rice (2/3 rice and 1/3 chicken).2) With diarrhea, higher fiber diets such as Hill’s W/D or even adding a fiber source such as bran or canned pumpkin (not pumpkin pie filling) to the normal diet to increase the fiber content to help firm up the stool.3) Famotidine (Pepcid A/C) - LINK HEREI hope this is helpful!!!This is meant to be a running dialogue, and for this reason it is very IMPORTANT that you reply using the REPLY TO EXPERT button if more information is needed at any time BEFORE rating.Positive RATING (EXCITED FACE or 5 STARS) and bonus if happy is appreciated as this is the only way I know you have received the information and I receive credit for my time.Please remember to ONLY rate my answer when you are 100% satisfied. IF you feel the need to rate "Poor Service" or "Bad Service", please STOP and reply to me via the REPLY TO EXPERT button with the issue you have. I will be happy to continue further and do everything I can to provide you with the service you seek.Join thousands of satisfied customers by adding me to your bookmarks/favorites: CriticalCareVet. Just type your future question in the text box to direct it to my personal attention.With this communication - we are here to guide you in making the best decision for your pet. This is for informational purposes only. We are not allowed to diagnose and prescribe medications - rather provide a course of action to speak to your veterinarian about - and any medical therapy and treatment should only be performed after an in-person examination with your veterinarian as a professional-client relationship has not been established on the site. While information may be discussed, this is not intended as an encouragement for you to self treat your pet, rather information online, and any treatment provided should only be performed after consulting your veterinarian.
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