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My Maltese just ate 16 pc. of Werthers hard candy. She is

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My Maltese just ate 16 pc. of Werthers hard candy. She is drinking alot and pooped twice. Now she is laying down and panting. I'm very worried.
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. The Veterinarian will know if your dog will be able to digest that. Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about your dog?
Customer: She has Cushings disease ,it's 3 am and I can't get her to a vet till 8am.
Submitted: 1 month ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. B. replied 1 month ago.

Hello & welcome, I am Dr. B, a licensed veterinarian and I would like to help you with your wee one today.

How long ago did she eat them?

Was there any xylitol or chocolate in these?

Any retching, gagging, lip licking, drooling, or vomiting?

Can she keep water down?

Are her gums nice and pink (not white/pale)? Moist or sticky?

If you press on her belly, does she have any tensing, tenderness, discomfort, or pain?

Can you take a breathing rate for me (just count her breaths for 10 seconds + multiply by 6)?