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Experience:  DVM, Emergency Veterinarian; BS (Physiology) Michigan State Univ
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I think my Pom ate my caffeine pill, Junior is the name, A

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I think my Pom ate my caffeine pill
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. The Veterinarian will know if the dog will be able to digest that. What is the dog's name and age?
Customer: Junior is the name
JA: How old is Junior?
Customer: A little over a year
JA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Junior?
Customer: No I'm just concerned he might have ate my pill
Submitted: 8 months ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  PitRottMommy replied 8 months ago.

Hello, JACustomer. I have been a Veterinary Nurse for over 15 years and would be happy to help you today. I'm reviewing your question right now.

Customer: replied 8 months ago.
Customer: replied 8 months ago.
Expert:  PitRottMommy replied 8 months ago.

How long ago did this happen?

Caffeine can cause death in small pets. If this happened less 30 minutes ago, you may be able to induce vomiting without any repercussions. However, due to the inherent risk to small breed dogs having ingested caffeine I would recommend that you to go your local ER, have vomiting induced and treatment started.

If you elect for home treatment, you can follow the instructions here with a FRESH bottle of hydrogen peroxide to induce vomiting. Monitor closely for abnormal behavior, if you see any changes head straight to the ER or your vet's office depending on the time.

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