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My Maltese weighs 20 lbs. She just ate one double express cliff energy shot. Do i need to be worried?
Submitted: 2 years ago.Category: Dog Veterinary
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Dog Veterinarian: Rebecca, Dog Veterinarian replied 2 years ago
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Hello,

I am sorry to hear you are worried about Molly. How long ago did she get the energy shot?

Give me a moment to look up the ingredients in this product, and see if there is any ingredient to worry about.

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Dog Veterinarian: Rebecca, Dog Veterinarian replied 2 years ago

OK, this product contains 100 mg of caffeine (if you meant double expresso cliff energy shot, not double express). At her weight, if she got the whole thing, she got a dose of 16mg of caffeine per kilogram of her body weight (we calculate toxicities in mg per kg; she is 6.36 kg if she weighs 14 pounds). This will probably cause vomiting and diarrhea, and could cause things like a rapid heart rate, and tremors.

My research shows that we get worried about 20 mg per kg, so she got less than that.

If she got this in the last half hour or so, you could induce vomiting by taking her to an emergency clinic, or giving 1 teaspoon of hydrogen peroxide in some milk or ice cream. If she got it longer ago than that, it probably won't help to make her vomit.

How is she doing? Is this helpful? Let me know what else I can answer.

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Dog Veterinarian: Rebecca, Dog Veterinarian replied 2 years ago

I hope you are able to see what I wrote. Let me know how she is doing.

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Dog Veterinarian: Rebecca, Dog Veterinarian replied 2 years ago

How is she doing?

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Dog Veterinarian: Rebecca, Dog Veterinarian replied 2 years ago

How is your Maltese today?

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Dog Veterinarian: Rebecca, Dog Veterinarian replied 2 years ago
Hi Kendall,
I'm just following up on our conversation about Molly. How is everything going?
Rebecca
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