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My has just eaten 1 snus nicotine bag

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Hi my ***** ***** has just eaten 1 snus nicotine bag
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Dog
Customer: replied 11 months ago.
I have asked my question and paid but it says my email***@******.*** is invalid ?
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 11 months ago.

I believe that there's 8 mg of nicotine in a pouch. Nicotine at 1.1 - 2.2 mg/kg becomes toxic to dogs causing vomiting, diarrhea, tremors, excessive drooling, miosis (smaller than normal pupils), agitation, seizures, and death at 8.8 mg/kg. How much does Bella weigh, please?

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
8kg
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 11 months ago.

8 mg/8 kg = 1 mg/kg. Bella should remain safe but mild symptoms as I posted could arise. Has the pouch been ingested?

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
it has
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 11 months ago.

I'm more concerned about her ability to pass the pouch than her reaction to the nicotine. Let's induce emesis by dosing her with 3% hydrogen peroxide at a dose of 11 ml (2 measuring teaspoons) per 5 kg of body weight or 1 measuring tablespoon for Bella. She should vomit within 15 minutes. If not, please repeat the same dose.

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
Thank you
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 11 months ago.

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Experience: University of California at Davis graduate veterinarian with 44 years of experience.
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