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My 60 pound lab puppy just ate trident with aspartame, also

Customer Question

My 60 pound lab puppy just ate trident with aspartame , also got into a bottle of 500 mg Tylenol. ( by counting prob could have ate 2. Is this anything to be concern about?
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. The Veterinarian will know if the puppy will be able to digest that. Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about the puppy?
Customer: She seems to be acting fine at this point.
Submitted: 1 month ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  PitRottMommy replied 1 month 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 1 month ago.

Have you witnessed any vomiting?

When did the ingestion occur?

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
No, she seem normal right now.
Customer: replied 1 month ago.
She is alert at this point.
Customer: replied 1 month ago.
Probably ingested both about An 1 1/2 hour ago. Not sure exactly when. I found it about 15 min ago.
Expert:  PitRottMommy replied 1 month ago.

Luckily, she is well below the dosage where we see liver problems. Many dogs in this dosing range only have an upset stomach, if they show signs at all. You may see some vomiting or diarrhea. The gum with aspartame is not toxic, we'd be more concerned if it contained xylitol.

You also have time to induce vomiting if you want to avoid concerns with the ingestion. If so, use a FRESH bottle of hydrogen peroxide and follow the instructions here: http://www.sunrisepetclinicaz.com/vomiting.html

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Expert:  PitRottMommy replied 1 month ago.

Checking in, JA Customer. How is your companion doing?