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55 lb. Golden Retriever just consumed 3 cakes (.6 oz) each

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55 lb. Golden Retriever just consumed 3 cakes (.6 oz) each of yeast with 1 Tbs, Sugar and 1/4 cup of warm milk that was set out for a bread recipe. Is there a yoxicity problem?
Submitted: 8 months ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Altman replied 8 months ago.

Welcome to Justanswer! I am Dr. Altman and happy to assist you both today!

The primary concern is the yeast in the recipe causing expansion in the stomach and bloat. If they are 0.6 ounces each and your dog is 55 pounds this should not be an issue because it will not be enough to be harmful.

I would, however, get your Golden on a 15+ minute walk to help move the yeast out of the stomach and metabolize it more readily. If there are any concerns that this might be a larger quantity though you may want to consider inducing vomiting to remove it from the stomach. If your dog ingested this within the last hour then you can induce vomiting with 3% hydrogen peroxide 1 tsp per ten pounds then walk around to mix it in the stomach and agitate the lining. If no vomiting within 10-15 minutes it can be repeated once only in hopes of inducing vomiting.

If you do not elect to induce vomiting please monitor for signs of bloat which include swollen abdomen, unable to get comfortable/ restless, vomiting followed by vomiting with dry retching and if any of these symptoms are seen please see your veterinarian asap.

I hope this information is helpful but please let me know how else I can assist you both today. Again with the size of the cakes I am not terribly concerned about bloat with the size of your dog but knowing what to monitor for in case of emergency is ideal

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Expert:  Dr. Altman replied 8 months ago.

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Expert:  Dr. Altman replied 8 months ago.
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