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My 8lb yorkie just ate a pecan in the shell...what should I

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do?!? It was not stuck...
My 8lb yorkie just ate a pecan in the shell...what should I do?!? It was not stuck in his throat
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I would induce emesis. A pecan is just the right size to obstruct such a small dog's small intestine. The dose of 3% hydrogen peroxide is 5 ml (one measuring teaspoon) per 5 lbs of body weight given with a small poultry baster placed between Riley's cheek teeth and cheek. Riley should vomit within 15 minutes of dosing. If not, please repeat the same dose. Keep me posted, please.

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