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My 4 month old 25+lb lab mix ate a cigarette about an hour

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My 4 month old 25+lb lab mix ate a cigarette butt about an hour ago. He seems normal but has had 1 loose BM since. Do I just keep an eye on him?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  Lisa replied 2 years ago.

Hi there. My name is ***** ***** I'm happy to help you with your question tonight.

We do worry about nicotine toxicity when a dog eats a cigarette butt. This is because the filter contains a HUGE amount of the toxin as it's designed to catch the nicotine when people smoke.

You can read more about nicotine toxicity here:

Since this happened about an hour ago, the best thing to do is to induce vomiting. The way to make that happen is pretty easy and can be found here:

Since as little as 1 butt can cause a toxic reaction, I would induce vomiting.

Expert:  Lisa replied 2 years ago.
I'm just following up on our conversation about Kooper. How is everything going?