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My 6 month old chihuahua ate about 3 hershey kisses and at

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My 6 month old chihuahua ate about 3 hershey kisses and at least one of them was still in the wrapper. What should I do?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  Dr. Dave replied 1 year ago.

Hello Araceli, and thanks for writing in.

How long ago did your boy eat the kisses?

Expert:  Dr. Dave replied 1 year ago.

Also, do you know about how much your dog weighs?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Less than an hour ago. Maybe 4-5 lbs.
Expert:  Dr. Dave replied 1 year ago.

Ok, thank you for that information.

I would recommend trying to get him to vomit by giving him 1/2 teaspoon of regular 3% hydrogen peroxide in the back of his mouth. If there is no vomit within 10 minutes, you can repeat the amount of peroxide once. This will help bring out a lot of the chocolate, and likely the wrapper also...

Expert:  Dr. Dave replied 1 year ago.

If you don't have hydrogen peroxide, you can try giving 1/2 teaspoon of regular table mustard to him, as this may also cause vomiting (but, the peroxide works best).

Expert:  Dr. Dave replied 1 year ago.

The amount of milk chocolate that he ate may cause vomiting, diarrhea, or hyperactivity/restlessness. It's overall a small amount of milk chocolate, even for his small size. Getting him to vomit would just help prevent possible side effects of the chocolate ingestion.

Even if you are not able to get him to vomit anything up, I would recommend observing him over the next 12-24 hours for the symptoms I mentioned above, and get him examined by a veterinarian if the symptoms persist for more than one hour. If no symptoms show up after 24 hours, he should be fine.

Expert:  Dr. Dave replied 1 year ago.

I hope this is helpful. Please let me know if I can assist you further.

Dr. Dave

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Thank you
Expert:  Dr. Dave replied 1 year ago.

You're very welcome - glad to be here to help out!

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