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My 5 lb multipoo may of ate maybe a couple of 2mg Nicorette…

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My 5 lb multipoo...

My 5 lb multipoo may of ate maybe a couple of 2mg Nicorette lozenges the tiny ones

Veterinarian's Assistant: I'm sorry to hear that. The Expert will know if the Maltipoo will be able to digest that. What is the Maltipoo's name and age?

Tucker and 9 months old

Veterinarian's Assistant: What is the Maltipoo's name?

Tucker

Submitted: 8 months ago.Category: Dog
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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
he just through up 3 tablets. he seems fine now ?? lTucker is laying down now
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Dog Specialist: PitRottMommy, Veterinary Nurse replied 8 months ago
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Dog Specialist: PitRottMommy, Veterinary Nurse replied 8 months ago

Do you know how long ago the lozenges were consumed?

Can you share a link to the exact product that was consumed?

Do you know if he consumed any additional lozenges?

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
I don't know for sure but he threw up 3 2 mg mini lozenges he seems fine now..
Customer reply replied 8 months ago
Not 32 3 of 2mg Nicorette mini lozenges
Customer reply replied 8 months ago
They weren't dissolved quite yet he threw up about 5 minutes after consuming
Dog Specialist: PitRottMommy, Veterinary Nurse replied 8 months ago

We do considered these types of ingestions a potential for toxicity. Without knowing how many lozenges that Tucker consumed, I would urge you to go to the ER overnight for good measure. Nicotine toxicity is a risk if he consumed the lozenges and they were even partially absorbed. Based on the info shared, it sounds like the potential exists for him to have additional lozenges in his system which may still be absorbed. You can learn more here: http://www.greenbrier-emergency.com/nicotine-toxicity-in-pets/ Thankfully, I do not see xylitol in the ingredient panel, so there's one less concern for the long-term effects of this ingestion but I cannot tell you that Tucker is not at risk of a major health concern given the ingestion and his size. I would err on the side of caution and visit an ER facility overnight.

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Checking in. How is Tucker doing?

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