Ask a Dog Question, Get an Answer ASAP!
Hi, Welcome to Just Answer. I'm Chris, a small animal Vet based in the UK. I am reviewing your question and will get back to you as soon as possible
It is sometimes difficult to acertain how much xylitol chewing gum contains, but often it is quite a lot. Due to the fairly significant risks from toxicity I would advise contacting your vet straight away, they are like to recommend inducing vomiting at this stage to try and get her to bring them up again.
If you call your vets regular number then they will direct you to their out of hours service.
I hope that answers your question?
Xylitol poisoning causes hypoglycaemia which can cause lethargy, incoordinated behaviour and seizures. It can also cause serious liver damage. A dose of around 0.5g/kg bodyweight (about 15g for a dog your size) would be considered a potentially fatal dose, smaller doses may not be fatal but can still cause serious problems.
2 hours ago is probably too long to induce vomiting now, so monitoring of liver parameters, blood glucose and administration of activated charcoal would be the next steps.
You're welcome. I hope all is OK.