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1- I will assume she also ate the wrapping paper?
1- How long has it been since she ate it?
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Friend, the splenda is not going to be toxic. The main concern is the wrapping paper becoming obstructed in the gastrointestinal tract. For this reason I would try to induce vomiting with peroxide, this is what you can do:1- Give her 1.5 (one and half) teaspoon of hydrogen peroxide orally to induce vomiting.2- Allow her to walk for a minute and move her belly to mix stomach content with peroxide. If she does not vomit within 5-10 minutes, repeat it again. Can give a total of 3 times 5-10 minutes apart.3- If she does not vomit or you do not see the wrapping paper in the vomit change her diet for the next 3-5 days to rice (75%) and boiled boneless chicken or ground beef (25%). The idea is for the rice to help pass the paper in the feces.4- If during the next 3-5 days you see the following symptoms: lethargy, anorexia, vomiting, constipated or diarrhea, etc. follow up immediately with a veterinarian. These are all signs of potential obstruction of the intestinal tract. In the meantime, observe her and change her diet as above then wean her back into her regular diet.
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