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Did I understand correctly that Coconut consumed not only 5mg of ambient roughly 24 hours before dying but she also may have consumed acorns a few days prior?
The Ambien she consumed is higher than a dosage we would otherwise use in dogs, but the information I have available to me shows that the dosage was not in the toxic range. That said, acorns can be toxic to dogs. They are, of the two things that she likely ingested, to be the culprit for the vomiting. Acorns are also known to cause kidney disease and may also have contributed to her death. Without a necropsy, I doubt you're going to get 100% certainty, however if I had to pin point a suspected cause I would look more toward the acorns than the ambien.
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