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My dog has just eaten an anti smoking sweet. 1.5mg she is 12

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My dog has just eaten an anti smoking sweet. 1.5mg she is 12 a west highland White will this harm her?
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  DrRalston replied 4 years ago.
Hello, welcome to JustAnswer! I am a Veterinarian and will help you right away!

Which product exactly did she eat?

What are the ingredients listed if you know?

And how much does Lily weigh?
Expert:  DrRalston replied 4 years ago.
The toxic dose of nicotine in dogs is close to 0.5 to 1mg per pound.

I am assuming that the sweet has only nictotine as it's main ingredient. In that case, 1.5 mg should be completely harmless to any dog larger than 1.5 pounds.

The fatal dose in dogs is up to 4 mg per pound. Again, your Westie is likely at least 10-20 pounds or 5-10 kg? So, 1.5 mg should not be toxic at all.

From Veterinary Partner

Symptoms of Nicotine Poisoning

Signs begin as quickly as one hour post-ingestion. Symptoms include:

  • Tremors
  • Constricted pupils
  • Drooling
  • Auditory and visual hallucinations
  • Excitement
  • Vomiting and diarrhea
  • Twitching, possibly progressing to seizures
  • Racing heart rate but slow heart rate with small doses
  • High blood pressure but at higher doses there is a circulatory collapse"

    So, no worries. Hope that helps put you at ease.
Expert:  DrRalston replied 4 years ago.
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