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Dr. Michael Salkin
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What to do when my2 year old female cocker spaniel ate Smart

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What to do when my2 year old female cocker spaniel ate Smart Balance Butter She is throwing up.She is still eating and drinking
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 1 year ago.

None of the Smart Balance Butters contain anything toxic to Buffy but vomiting can arise after anything new or inappropriate is introduced into a dog's diet. When did she ingest the Butter and how long has she been vomiting?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Tuesday night Feb.16 After she ate it she vomited a little.She is still vomiting and it looks like butter.Considering she ate a half a carton of Smart Balance Butter.
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 1 year ago.

Buffy didn't kid around. Ingestion of such an amount of high-fat food has been associated with acute pancreatitis. Because she's going on 48 hours of vomiting, she should be attended to by her vet who will perform a thorough physical exam including diagnostics in the form of blood and urine tests. The specCPL blood test should be included because it's the most sensitive of the blood tests for detecting the presence of pancreatitis. She doesn't appear to be terribly ill because she continues to eat and drink. Her vet, then, may elect to simply rehydrate and electrolyte balance Buffy with supplemental fluids given either subcutaneously or intravenously, administer an antiemetic drug (maropitant, e.g.) by needle, and ask that you continue to "watchful wait" for Buffy to remiss.

Please continue our conversation if you wish.

Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 1 year ago.
Hi,
I'm just following up on our conversation about Buffy. How is everything going?
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