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Hey my dog just accidentally ate about 1-2 tablespoons of cooked onion

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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Peter, Veterinarian replied 19 days ago
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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Peter, Veterinarian replied 19 days ago

1- How much does he weigh?

2- How many hours has it been since he ate the onions?

3- Do you have hydrogen peroxide 3%?

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Customer reply replied 19 days ago
He’s a 70lbs Herman Shepard husky cross and about 10 minutes
Customer reply replied 19 days ago
german not Herman
Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Peter, Veterinarian replied 19 days ago

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Customer reply replied 19 days ago
No I don’t have peroxide
Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Peter, Veterinarian replied 19 days ago

Friend, though onions are toxic to dogs toxicity is dependent on the amount of onions consumed and weight of the dog. The toxic dose is 5g/kg. In this case, 2 tablespoon is not likely to be toxic to a 70 lbs dog. He may vomit or get diarrhea otherwise he will be fine. I would keep an eye on him; if he vomits or gets diarrhea this is what you can do:

1- Do not give things like Pepto Bismol or Imodium. Start him on Pepcid AC (famotidine) 20mg tablet every 12 hours for 1-2 days. You can buy Pepcid AC over the counter in any pharmacy.

2- No food or water for 6-8 hours. Need to give his gastrointestinal tract time to rest.

3- After 6-8 hours offer a small amount of water. Wait half hour, if no vomiting, offer a small amount of rice (50%) and boiled boneless chicken or ground beef (50%) 4-6 times a day. Keep on this diet for several days then wean into regular diet.

4- If he continues to vomit after doing the above he will need to be seen by your family veterinarian for a hands on examination. If you notice abdominal swelling, abdominal pain, restlessness or profound lethargy have him checked by ER veterinarian.

My goal is to provide you with excellent service - I hope I've provided the information you were seeking, if you feel you have received anything less, please reply back as I am happy to address follow-up questions. Kindly rate me when you are done.

Dr. Peter

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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Peter, Veterinarian replied 16 days ago
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I'm just following up on our conversation about your pet. How is everything going?

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