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My dog has eaten a tea bag, it had not been used, she is

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Hi my dog has eaten a tea bag, it had not been used, she is a small dog, can this do her any harm? or how can i make her sick if need be? thx
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  Jane Lefler replied 1 year ago.
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My name is ***** ***** I’ve been involved professionally with dogs in the health and behavioral fields for over 18 years. It will be my pleasure to work with you today.
hanks for the additional information.
Regular tea bags do contain caffeine. Caffein can be toxic to dog so trying to get her to vomit it back would be best if it was swallowed in the last hour or so. You would induce vomiting following the directions on the following website.
http://www.bichonfriseusa.com/ref/inducevom.htm
It can be repeated once if it doesn't work the first time after 10 minutes or so. If she doesn't vomit it up, you will want to monitor. A serious dose would be about 68mg per pound and a tea bag would contain less than 90mg.
Read more on toxicity on the following page.
http://www.dogheirs.com/dogheirs/posts/134-toxic-foods-for-dogs-drinks-beans
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