my 11 pound pomeanian ate an entire stick of margarne. I have to leave for work in a couple hours and she will be alone all night, is margarine a problem for dogs
HiIt is a wonderful laxative and it can cause pancreatitis in a dog sensitive to fats (any fats). She may have diarrhea and if she starts vomiting please take her in for a good thorough exam. If she gets pancreatitis she may need round the clock intravenous fluids and supportive care for 2 days or so. With you're being gone it is hard to limit water and offer small amounts every few hours so your pulling up the dog food is the best you can do I suppose.Dr. Jay Mawhinney
hmmm, I am thinking of calling in sick tonight!! Thank you though! She has eaten other strange things on occasion, and not had much of a problem, so I am hoping shes not prone to pancreatitis!! would the diarrhea indicate pancreatits, or is that more to be expected, and I am watching for abdominal pain and vomiting as far as the pancreatitis goes?
Diarrhea could be a sign of pancreatitis but more likely just a result of that much fat being ingested. It would be like taking a very large dose of a laxative. If you stay home, offer 1-2 oz of water every 3-4 hours and if she does get diarrhea, take her in the morning to your veterinarian. You can feed her a bland diet tomorrow like boiled rice and boiled meat (chicken or hamburger with fat poured off). Give 3 parts rice to 1 part meat divided in 3-4 small meals daily for a few days. Dr. Jay Mawhinney
I hope things are going well.
Thank You, around an hour and a half after she ate the margarine, she vomited a great deal. It appeared to be ALL margarine, but I still stayed home and kept an eye on her. Just to be safe and head off any potential problems with diarrhea, I put her on small amounts of rice/boiled chicken the entire next day. She had some slightly loose stools a few times, but never seemed in any distress and was perfectly normal 24 hours later.
Your welcome. I am glad that was all. The bland diet was a good idea.