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My dog ingested chocolate so I gave her 60mL of Hydrogen

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My dog ingested chocolate so I gave her 60mL of Hydrogen Peroxide. She thew up a lot but I am worried I gave her too much
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. The Veterinarian will know if your dog will be able to digest that. Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about your dog?
Customer: She's 36 lbs if that helps!
Submitted: 1 month ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  PitRottMommy replied 1 month ago.

Hello, JACustomer. I have been a Veterinary Nurse for over 15 years and would be happy to help you today. I'm reviewing your question right now.

Expert:  PitRottMommy replied 1 month ago.

Your girl only required roughly 20mL of hydrogen peroxide. Fortunately overdosing does not often cause major symptoms. If she produced all the chocolate and has stopped vomiting, you can give her a dose of antacid and a bland diet to keep her stomach calm. If this fails, she may need to go on gastric protectants prescribed by your vet.

The first step is to administer a dose of regular pepcid (famotidine) every 12-24 hours. You will want to give 0.5mg/pound of body weight (a 10# ***** would receive 5mg, a 5# ***** would receive 2.5mg, etc). For this, you can visit any human pharmacy and buy the OTC brand name Pepcid, or you can use the cheaper, off-brand “famotidine” that’s available. Either will be useful.

2 hours following a dose of famotidine, the time needed for the medication to begin working, you can offer a bland diet. To make this, you’ll combine white or brown rice, boneless, skinless chicken breast and sufficient water for cooking in a stock pot. Boil on medium until it turns to mush and the breast is easily flaked. To avoid nausea, start with small amounts to begin with and offer the amount every 2-4 hours. A few teaspoons to start is typically sufficient and you can work your way up every 2-4 hours in incremental increases until you’re sure no vomiting will be seen. If your companion requires a more palatable food, try adding in pureed baby food in chicken, turkey and similar flavors. Avoid those that contain onion or garlic in the ingredient panel. After 2-3 days of no symptoms, switch her slowly back to her regular food.

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Expert:  PitRottMommy replied 1 month ago.

Checking in, JACustomer. How is your girl today?

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