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My do ate my sugar free Peppermint gum will this hurt him.

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My do ate my...

My do ate my sugar free Peppermint gum will this hurt him. Ice Breakers

Veterinarian's Assistant: I'll do all I can to help. What sort of animal are we talking about?

Dachshund Blue healer mix 28lbs

Veterinarian's Assistant: OK. The Expert will know if the Dachshund will be able to digest that. What is the Dachshund's name and age?

Patterson 8 years

Veterinarian's Assistant: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Patterson?

He is healthly

Submitted: 6 months ago.Category: Dog Veterinary
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Dog Veterinarian: Rebecca, Dog Veterinarian replied 6 months ago
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Dog Veterinarian: Rebecca, Dog Veterinarian replied 6 months ago

I am sorry to hear you are worried about Patterson. How long ago did he eat the gum?

Was it already chewed gum or fresh?

Is Ice Breakers sweetened with xylitol?

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Customer reply replied 6 months ago
About 10minutes ago. About 2 weeks old yes it had xylitol
Dog Veterinarian: Rebecca, Dog Veterinarian replied 6 months ago

This could be an emergency. Xylitol is very toxic to dogs. Do you have any 3% hydrogen peroxide? What does he weigh?

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Customer reply replied 6 months ago
had xylitol He ate it about 10 min ago yes I have peroxide wht. 28 lbs
Dog Veterinarian: Rebecca, Dog Veterinarian replied 6 months ago

I see, 28 pounds. Put 1/2 to 1 teaspoon of 3% peroxide in some milk or ice cream and get him to drink it. If he vomits the gum back up, he should be OK

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Dog Veterinarian: Rebecca, Dog Veterinarian replied 6 months ago

Even so, this stuff is so toxic, I would take him to emergency to have his blood sugar monitored. If his blood sugar stays normal then he should not get sick from it. You could just go to emergency to have them induce vomiting, and monitor him.

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Dog Veterinarian: Rebecca, Dog Veterinarian replied 6 months ago

Any luck getting him to vomit?

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Customer reply replied 6 months ago
not yet
Dog Veterinarian: Rebecca, Dog Veterinarian replied 6 months ago

You really should get him to an emergency clinic if he is not vomiting up the gum. They have drugs that will make him vomit, and can monitor his blood sugar. Low blood sugar is the first sign of xylitol poisoning.

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Dog Veterinarian: Rebecca, Dog Veterinarian replied 6 months ago

Was the peroxide in date, fresh and fizzy? If not, it won't work.

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Dog Veterinarian: Rebecca, Dog Veterinarian replied 6 months ago

Low blood sugar is only the first phase of xylitol poisoning. Some dogs then go into liver failure, and die. This stuff is nasty. If he has not vomited, can you take him to an emergency clinic?

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Dog Veterinarian: Rebecca, Dog Veterinarian replied 6 months ago

How is Patterson doing? I hope you were able to see my responses.

Please let me know if this was helpful and if I can answer anything else.

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