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My yorkie ate a pack of orbit gum, Darbee male 10 years old…

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My yorkie ate a...

My yorkie ate a pack of orbit gum

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 and age?

Darbee male 10 years old 12 lbs

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

It's been about 20 to 30 min ago

Submitted: 4 months ago.Category: Dog Veterinary
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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian replied 4 months ago
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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian replied 4 months ago

It's important that you induce emesis as soon as possible with 15 mL (one measuring tablespoon) of 3% hydrogen peroxide given with a large eyedropper or small poultry baster placed between his cheek teeth and cheek. Darbee should vomit within 15 minutes. If not, please repeat the same dose.

How many pieces were in the pack, please? I'll type more while you're inducing emesis.

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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian replied 4 months ago

Orbit gums contain between 0.006 and 0.038 grams (3 - 38 mg) of xylitol per piece. Hypoglycemia can arise at doses of greater than 35 - 45 mg/lb and hepatotoxicity (liver toxicity) can arise at doses of 230 - 450 mg/lb.

Please induce emesis with 15 mL (one measuring tablespoon) of 3% hydrogen peroxide given with a large eyedropper or small poultry baster placed between Darbee's cheek teeth and cheek. He should vomit within 15 minutes. If not, please repeat the same dose. Please respond with further questions or concerns if you wish.

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
I would like a refund. I already spoke with animal poisen control and I was told this was 5.00 not 5.00 plus 14.00.
Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian replied 4 months ago

I'll contact customer service for you.

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