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We have a 11 month old Shitzu and just discovered that she ate 25 Hershey kisses!

Veterinarian's Assistant: I'll do all I can to help. The Expert will know if the dog will be able to digest that. What is the dog's name?

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Submitted: 3 months ago.Category: Dog Veterinary
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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Peter, Veterinarian replied 3 months ago
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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Peter, Veterinarian replied 3 months ago

Hello again, I will do my best to help you today. First I need to ask you a few questions so that I can be well informed and give you the best advice.

1- How many hours has it been since she ate the kisses?

2- Was it milk or dark chocolate?

3- Do you have hydrogen peroxide 3%?

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Customer reply replied 3 months ago
She ate them within the last hour. Milk chocolate. Yes we have 3% Hydrogen peroxide
Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Peter, Veterinarian replied 3 months ago

How much does she weigh?

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Customer reply replied 3 months ago
about 15 lbs.
Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Peter, Veterinarian replied 3 months ago

Is she showing any symptoms?

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Customer reply replied 3 months ago
No
Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Peter, Veterinarian replied 3 months ago

Friend, 25 kisses milk chocolate not likely to be fatal to a 15 lbs dog, but, it can cause symptoms related to chocolate toxicity. I would try to get her to vomit with hydrogen peroxide 3%. This is what you can do:

1- Move quickly and induce vomiting. To induce vomiting give her 1/2 tablespoon of hydrogen peroxide orally.

2- Allow her to walk for a minute and move her belly to mix stomach content with peroxide. If she does not vomit within 5-10 minutes, repeat it again. Can give a total of 3 times 5-10 minutes apart.

3- If she does not vomit after the 3rd dose or you do not see the chocolate in the vomit, observe her for the next 24 hours. If she becomes hyperactive, muscle tremors, changes in respiration, etc. have her checked immediately by ER veterinarian, these are symptoms that could progress to life threatening seizures or cardiac arrhythmias. If no symptoms after 24 hours (especially the first 12 hours) unlikely for any symptoms to develop.

My goal is to provide you with excellent service. If you have any follow-up questions don't hesitate to ask. If finished, please take a moment to rate my service it is how I get compensated. See you again soon!

Dr. Peter

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