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She passed away on Wed. The day before she sealed 5 mg

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She passed away on Wed. The day before she sealed 5 mg ambien. She was loopy for a while but ok that evening. But she picks up everything that looks interesting and while wandering the campsite in Vero FL she may have injested acorns that resemble nuts. She was Piotr all day, toward evening she vomited and was dry heaving and then frothing. She is 10 lbs
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. The Veterinarian will know if the dog will be able to digest that. What is the dog's name?
Customer: Coconut...a maltapoo
JA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about the dog?
Customer: She is a vacuum cleaner.. I need to watch her .
Submitted: 7 days ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  PitRottMommy replied 7 days ago.

Hello, JACustomer. I have been a Veterinary Nurse for over 15 years and would be happy to help you today. I'm reviewing your question right now.

Expert:  PitRottMommy replied 7 days ago.

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?

Customer: replied 7 days ago.
Expert:  PitRottMommy replied 7 days ago.

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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