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Experience:  University of California at Davis graduate veterinarian with 45 years of experience.
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My shitzhu just ate 20 raisins do I need to bring him in

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My shitzhu just ate 20 raisins do I need to bring him in tonight ?
Assistant: I'll do all I can to help. The Expert will know if the Shih Tzu will be able to digest that. What is the Shih Tzu's name and age?
Customer: jimmy - 1 yr
Assistant: What is the Shih Tzu's name?
Customer: Jimmy
Assistant: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Jimmy?
Customer: No that’s all

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20 raisins are enough to intoxicate (kidney damage) a 70 lb dog. Can you induce emesis with 3% hydrogen peroxide dosed at 5 mL (one measuring teaspoon) per 5 pounds of body weight given with a small poultry baster placed between Jimmy's cheek teeth and cheek? He should vomit within 15 minutes. If not, repeat the same dose.

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
To clarify I should use hydrogen peroxide to induce vomiting?

Yes, but if you can't induce emesis with two doses, Jimmy's vet can induce emesis more reliably with an injection of apomorphine.

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Customer: replied 1 month ago.
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May I have an update on Jimmy, please?

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