Fast, affordable, 1-on-1 assistance

As low as $14
Fast, affordable, 1-on-1 assistance
Dog Veterinarian

Ask your own question to a Dog Veterinarian online now

As low as $14
money-back guarantee

Dog Veterinary

my dog just ate four pieces of Halloween...

Resolved • Response time 1 minute

31 Oct 2013

my dog just ate four pieces of Halloween candy -- chocolate. a 3 musketeers, a snickers and 2 tootsie rolls, one fat, one slim. He just ate an entire bag about 2 weeks ago and my vet induced vomiting, but the office is currently closed. what do I do?
Read Less

31 Oct 2013

Ask your own question
Dog Veterinarian's response
31 Oct 2013
Dr. G.
Dr. G.
Veterinarian
Hello, my name is XX. X. I am a licensed veterinarian and I will try and help you as best as I can. How long ago did Murphy eat these candies? How much does Murphy weigh? Do you have any 3% hydrogen peroxide (in the brown bottle from the pharmacy) at home?
31 Oct 2013
Customer reply
31 Oct 2013
Murphy is 84 pounds and this happened within the last fifteen minutes, and I could get some peroxide in about 30 mins or less
31 Oct 2013
Dog Veterinarian's response
31 Oct 2013
Dr. G.
Dr. G.
Veterinarian
I see. It is likely that amount of chocolate will not cause any problems except maybe an upset stomach from the fat and sugar, since Murphy is a big boy. If you want to play it safe, you can give 8 teaspoons of hydrogen once. If there is no vomiting in 10 minutes you can give one more dose and that is it. Most dogs will just drink it right up without any problem.
31 Oct 2013
Customer reply
31 Oct 2013
what problems could arise if there is any complications without the peroxide? he ate the wrappers and all. I was trying to get them from him and he didn't even bother to chew much, didn't want to take a chance on losing his loot. He has very bad allergies, and is currently taking thyroid meds and clavamox and 375x4 day and prednisone.
31 Oct 2013
Customer reply
31 Oct 2013
superior typing and spelling skills are my specialty, that's supposed to be 4 clavamox 375 per day.
31 Oct 2013
Dog Veterinarian's response
31 Oct 2013
Dr. G.
Dr. G.
Veterinarian
I would not expect major complications besides vomiting with such a low dose of peroxide. The safest thing would be apomorphine via a trip to the emergency hospital
31 Oct 2013
Customer reply
31 Oct 2013
what I meant was what complications might arise from the contraband and the wrappers. I am trying to decide about the peroxide. I have given it to him one other time, murphy has a long and distinguished career as a thief and at eating anything he can get his paws on. we do our best, however he is tall enough to get most places when he is determined enough.
31 Oct 2013
Dog Veterinarian's response
31 Oct 2013
Dr. G.
Dr. G.
Veterinarian
I would say that the wrappers are the big concern here (vs the chocolate itself). The major complication is obstruction along the GI tract. Given his size there is a high chance that the wrappers will be moving out of the GI tract without any problem
31 Oct 2013
Customer reply
31 Oct 2013
how long do I have to give him the peroxide if I decide to
31 Oct 2013
Dog Veterinarian's response
31 Oct 2013
Dr. G.
Dr. G.
I would give it within 2 hours of when he ate the candy. He should get no more than two doses, 10 minutes apart. Each dose should be given all at once
Customer rating:
Dr. G.
Dr. G.
Veterinarian
Avg. question only $19
Private Practice Veterinarian
31 Oct 2013
Your question matters. Dr. G. and 1 other Dog Veterinarians are ready to help. Ask your own question

Ask your own question to a Dog Veterinarian online now

  • 100% money-back guarantee
  • Prices start as low as $14
  • Join 8.5 million satisfied customers
Conversations are covered by our Disclaimer.