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She ate tobacco, Princess 2 years, She is a 16 lb Chihuahua

Customer Question

She ate tobacco
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. The veterinarian will know if the dog will be able to digest that. What is the dog's name and age?
Customer: Princess 2 years
JA: Is there anything else important you think the veterinarian should know about Princess?
Customer: She is a 16 lb Chihuahua
Submitted: 4 months ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  Dr. Levinson replied 4 months ago.

Hi there, this is Dr. Levinson and i'll try to help you out tonight.

When did she eat it?

Customer: replied 4 months ago.
Within the last 3 hours
Expert:  Dr. Levinson replied 4 months ago.

If it was with in the last hour ? Is she showing any cliinical signs?

Expert:  Dr. Levinson replied 4 months ago.

usually with in 15-45 min they start showing clinical signs, ie. excited/hyperactive, breathing fast, salivating , vomiting, diarrhea, twitching, seizures

Customer: replied 4 months ago.
Very sluggish and thru up
Expert:  Dr. Levinson replied 4 months ago.

If it's been over an hour unfortuantely you can't induce vomiting. It's already being adsorbed into her system and thus the vomiting.

Expert:  Dr. Levinson replied 4 months ago.

I really would take her to the emergency vet to start her on some IV fluids or at least SQ fluids, give her something for the nausea and most importantly to give her some activated charcoal to help decrease any further adsorption of the tobacco.

Customer: replied 4 months ago.
Should I take her to er vet
Expert:  Dr. Levinson replied 4 months ago.

I'm sorry but I really don't think there's much to do for her at home. Being so little I highly recommend taking her to the ER vet, yes.

Expert:  Dr. Levinson replied 4 months ago.

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