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My dog ate a chewed piece of 4mg Nicolette gum. Is this

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My dog ate a chewed piece of 4mg Nicolette gum. Is this dangerous>

Veterinarian's Assistant: I'm sorry to hear that. The Expert will know if your dog will be able to digest that. What is the dog's name and age?

Jimmy He is a pug, weights 8kg

Veterinarian's Assistant: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about your pug?

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I am sorry to hear this happened.

I will need a little more information to better help you.

How long ago did this happen?

Is he acting normal otherwise? Any vomiting?

Is there xylitol in the gum? You will need to check the box as the products vary.

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Customer reply replied 11 months ago
About an hour ago, he seems perfectly fine. There is 0.58mg xylitol in each piece of gum
Customer reply replied 11 months ago
We did give him some mustard to try and get him to vomit but he hasn't vomitted.

Do you have any hydrogen peroxide at home?

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Customer reply replied 11 months ago
No we don't

I see. He only ate the once piece, correct?

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Customer reply replied 11 months ago
it was a chewed piece.

Given his weight 8kg, and the amount ingested (maybe up to 0.58mg), he would have at most been exposed to about 0.073mg/kg of the xylitol. Toxicity starts at about 0.1mg/kg. I suspect he will be fine without any issue. What you want to watch for is him being tired/lethargic, and not having much of an appetite. The dose is not toxic, and i do not really expect any major issues as long as it is just the one dose.

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You shouldn't need to induce vomiting or do anything else at this point. He should be just fine. The nicotine can sometimes cause very mild upset stomach, but this is unlikely at this dose.

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Customer reply replied 11 months ago
Thank you so much. What a relief. I'll be sure this doesn't happen again!

You are very welcome.

I wish you both the best.

I strive for 100% Customer Satisfaction. Please feel free to reply back to me if you need any further information or if you are unsatisfied with this chat. Otherwise, please accept this answer and leave positive feedback for this conversation. Thank you very much and have a great day!

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