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I have a yellow lab im house sitting that just ate a bag of

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I have a yellow lab im house sitting that just ate a bag of hershey kisses foil and all
JA: Thanks. Can you give me any more details about your issue?
Customer: He's a big lab and the bag was foil wrapped little chocolate pieces 11 ounces. Just happened
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Submitted: 9 months ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Peter replied 9 months ago.

Welcome and thanks for asking your question. My name is***** am a licensed veterinarian. I am not set up to make a live call. But, I am happy to answer your question on this thread. First I need to ask you a few questions so that I can be well informed and give you the best advice.

1- How long has it been since he ate it?

2- Was it dark or milk chocolate?

3- How much does he weigh?

4- Do you have hydrogen peroxide 3%?

Customer: replied 9 months ago.
not sure how much he weighs but yes he's pretty big, it was milk chocolate, and it's been 15 min
Customer: replied 9 months ago.
hydrogen I have it
Expert:  Dr. Peter replied 9 months ago.

Let's try to induce vomiting with peroxide. This is what you can do:

To induce vomiting this is what you can do:

1- Give him 1 tablespoon of hydrogen peroxide orally to induce vomiting.

2- Allow him to walk for a minute and move his belly to mix stomach content with peroxide. If he does not vomit within 5-10 minutes, repeat it again. Can give a total of 3 times 5-10 minutes apart.

3- Please let me know if he vomits, I will be on stand bye for 20 minutes.

Customer: replied 9 months ago.
she's not throwing up
Customer: replied 9 months ago.
Walking a little, how long can it take
Expert:  Dr. Peter replied 9 months ago.

If he does not vomit within 5-10 minutes, repeat it again. Can give a total of 3 times 5-10 minutes apart.

Customer: replied 9 months ago.
this stuff doesn't seem to be phasing her
Customer: replied 9 months ago.
Salt?
Expert:  Dr. Peter replied 9 months ago.

No salt. How many times have you given the peroxide?

Customer: replied 9 months ago.
2
Expert:  Dr. Peter replied 9 months ago.

Give it a 3rd time. Let me know in 5-10 minutes if he vomits.

Customer: replied 9 months ago.
But now it's been like 30 or more min. Since she ate it, there are 2 other big dogs they may have shared it with her. The bag had 6 or 7 candies I guess missing
Customer: replied 9 months ago.
Is there any reason why she hasn't thrown up
Expert:  Dr. Peter replied 9 months ago.

Some dogs do not vomit with peroxide and we need to use other medication. If she does not vomit after the 3rd dose I would take her to the nearest veterinarian and they can induce vomiting with a medication called apomorphine.

Expert:  Dr. Peter replied 9 months ago.
Hi,
I'm just following up on our conversation about your pet. How is everything going?
Dr. Peter