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Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian
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Experience:  University of California at Davis graduate veterinarian with 44 years of experience
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Puppy ate about 1/2 ounce of Copenhagen pouches, Tax, He

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puppy ate about 1/2 ounce of Copenhagen pouches
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. The Veterinarian will know if the puppy will be able to digest that. What is the dog's name?
Customer: Tax
JA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Tax?
Customer: He weighs 62 lbs CHoc lab 14 months old
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Submitted: 5 months ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 5 months ago.

Inducing emesis with 45 mL (3 measuring tablespoons) of 3% hydrogen peroxide would be prudent. A small poultry baster placed between Tax's cheek teeth and cheek should facilitate dosing. He should vomit within 15 minutes. If not, the same dose should be given once again. Nicotine is toxic to dogs at 0.5-1 mg/lb; 4 mg/lb can be lethal. A 40 lb dog would become very sick after eating one cigarette; eleven cigarettes could be fatal. I regret that I don't know the nicotine content of those pouches. How long ago did Tax ingest the 1/2 ounce? Symptoms of intoxication include vomiting, diarrhea, tremors, ptyalism (excessive drooling), miosis (smaller than normal pupils), agitation, seizures, and death.