My 5 pound Chihuahua just ate one of my magnesium oxide tablets. She is acting fine but wanted to know if I should

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Customer: My 5 pound Chihuahua just ate one of my magnesium oxide tablets. She is acting fine but wanted to know if I should induce vomiting.
JA: I'll do all I can to help. How long has it been since she threw up?
Customer: She hasn't thrown up. She just ate it. Should I induce vomiting?
JA: And what's the Chihuahua's name and age?
Customer: Susanna is 18 months
JA: Is there anything else the Vet should know before I connect you? Rest assured that they'll be able to help you.
Customer: no
Answered by paul brazzell in 5 mins 1 year ago
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Hello there. This is Dr.Paul Brazzell- Nice to meet you. I am sorry that you are having trouble with your pet; I can understand how stressful it is for you. I will do my utmost best to help you. Please note that it may take a few minutes to see my reply to your posts. Discussing the case by phone allows me to be more efficient and accurate in assessing the problem. Now, let’s see if we can get this sorted out for you.

Please let me know when you are ready to begin.

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Good morning!

What strength was the tablet?

Does Susanna have any medical problems?

Customer
No medical problems. 483 mg magnesium oxide

Thank you so much. That is a lot of Magnesium for such a small doggy. I would recommend that we induce vomiting.

Please make sure that you have a fresh (not expired) bottle of hydrogen peroxide.

Give a full meal first and then give 1 tsp of the peroxide.

Please place it in the cheek pouch and hold the mouth closed till swallows.

We should see vomiting within 15 to 20 minutes.

If you do not see vomiting within 15 to 20 minutes, please re-dose the hydrogen peroxide.

If there is still no vomiting, please proceed to the nearest emergency clinic so that they can

Induce vomiting with prescription medications.

Customer
Thanks

You are so very welcome.

Please feel free to reach out to me if you have any more questions regarding this problem or any future concerns.

I am here to help!

Paul

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