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My dog ate 7 cepacol lozenges about 20 minutes ago and I

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My dog ate 7 cepacol lozenges about 20 minutes ago and I induced vomiting with hydrogen peroxide about 10 minutes after that. Logically I know she should be fine but I'm just a little freaked out
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. The Veterinarian will know if your dog will be able to digest that. What is the dog's name and age?
Customer: Pixie and she's 2
JA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Pixie?
Customer: She weighs about 45 pounds Not at all
Submitted: 7 months ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 7 months ago.

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Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 7 months ago.

You did just as you should have done. There's a tiny amount of both menthol and benzocaine that are of very low toxicity in those lozenges. Cetylpyridium chloride is also present in those lozenges and acts an an antimicrobial agent. Once again, it's of very low toxicity in dogs and so even if you hadn't induced emesis, I would have expected a 45 lb Pixie to remain safe. As with ingesting anything unusual transient gastrointestinal distress in the form of inappetence, vomiting and/or diarrhea can arise but Pixie wasn't intoxicated particularly because you wisely induced emesis.

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