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My dog just ate about 90 pieces of extra spearamint gum which

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My dog just ate about 90 pieces of extra spearamint gum which contains aspartame. Is this toxic?
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. Did you see what your dog ate?
Customer: Yes about 90 pieces of extra spearamint gum which contains aspartame
JA: Anything else I can tell the Veterinarian before I connect you two?
Customer: No that's it. He's over 100 lbs probably between 115-120
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Submitted: 6 months ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  Dr. Bruce replied 6 months ago.
Hi. Welcome to Just Answer. My name is***** sweetner that is the really bad one is xylitol. Check the label to make sure there is none of that there. If it is only the aspartame, then it could cause some mild GI upset. That much gum could cause a blockage too. Getting him to vomit it up would be a good thing to do at this point. The best for this is a trip to the vet. At home, here is a link for that.

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