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my dog just ate half of a newly baked chocolate cake.

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my dog just ate half of a newly baked chocolate cake.
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Vet
Expert:  Dr. Drew replied 4 years ago.

Dr. Drew :

Hello, thanks for your question today! I am Dr. Drew, and I am a licensed veterinarian. I'll be happy to help you in any way I can.

Dr. Drew :

salt water is never a recommended method to induce vomiting,

Dr. Drew :

as it can lead to dangerously high levels of salt in the blood, known as hypernatremia.

Dr. Drew :

a preferable home method is 3% hydrogen peroxide,

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1mL per pound of body weight (2mL per kg), up to a maximum of 45 mL for dogs larger than 45lbs/20kg.

Dr. Drew :

ideally, in the veterinary clinic an injection of Apomorphine is used,

Dr. Drew :

but if veterinary care is not available, peroxide is often the only alternative.