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My 80 pound lab ate a whoopee pie and I gave him peroxide to

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My 80 pound lab ate a whoopee pie and I gave him peroxide to make him puke it up. I gave him 7 teaspoons about 20 minutes ago and he's just laying down like normal. I tried to get him to walk around to get it all mixed together, what should I do now?
Submitted: 1 month ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 1 month ago.

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Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 1 month ago.

Nothing. There isn't nearly enough theobromine in the chocolate in a Whoopie Pie to intoxicate a dog the size of Fudge. As with ingesting anything unusual transient gastrointestinal distress in the form of inappetence, vomiting and/or diarrhea can arise but Fudge wasn't intoxicated.

It takes 80 ounces of pure milk chocolate, 27 ounces of pure dark chocolate, or 13 ounces of pure cocoa to intoxicate Fudge. A Whoopie pie can't contain such amounts. Please respond with further questions or concerns if you wish.

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
Okay. So, he's fine with the peroxide I gave him?
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 1 month ago.

It's a bit smaller of a dose than I would give an 80lb dog (45 mL/3 measuring tablespoons is recommended for his size). His stomach lining will be transiently irritated but he needn't be treated. Hold off on feeding him for at least 6 hours to give his GI tract a rest. Please continue our conversation if you wish.

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
Thank you so much!
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 1 month ago.

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Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 1 month ago.
Hi,

I'm just following up on our conversation about Fudge. How is everything going?

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