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I have a 15 pound pure bred shi tzu. He is 3 years old and

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I have a 15 pound pure bred shi tzu. He is 3 years old and very healthy. Today while we were away he chew 3 Mentos mint. He did not swallow them but had it chewed up. I am not sure if he actually swallowed 1 or not. He is normal, his mouth doesnt smell very minty. He ate and drank normally.

Any help appreciated.
Hello and thank you for asking your question. My name isXXXXX will try to help.
I looked up the ingredients in the regular mentos and the sugar free mentos.
I did not see xylitol listed as an ingredient.
Xylitol is a sugar substitute that can cause a drop in blood sugar and liver damage.
The other sugar substitutes so not seem to be a problem.
So, I think he will be just fine : )
I hope this helps.
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

Dr. Gabby,


 


Thank you. He has had a regular mentos chewy mint. The ingredients do not list a Xylitol. We looked at the package.


 


Do you suggest us to take any precautions? Just to be on safe side.

The mint is suppose to help with an upset stomach. So I do not think he will get an upset stomach. But, if you would like to take a precaution, you could give him a snack or a little milk. This would hypothetically help absorb any of the mentos ingested.
I do not think you need to take any other precautions.
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