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Our puppy ate peole cereal with sugar now he is so hyper

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Customer: our puppy ate peole cereal with sugar now he is so hyper will he be ok
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Customer: he drank the milk with a tablespoon of sugar in it, he is 10 months old
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
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Expert:  Dr. B. replied 1 year ago.

Hello & welcome, I am Dr. B, a licensed veterinarian and I would like to help you with your wee one today.

As long as there was no chocolate or xylitol (a dangerous artificial sugar) in this cereal, this isn't dangerous for Otis. The hyperactivity will fade as this works through his system. That said, if he had a bit more sugar and milk then a dog should, this can cause GI upset which can lead to panting and agitation as well. Therefore, if he is very unsettled, you can try soothing his stomach with an antacid just now. Common OTC pet safe options would be Pepcid (More Info/Dose @, Zantac (More Info/Dose @, or Tagamet (More Info/Dose Here @ Whichever you choose, we’d give this 20 minutes before offering food to allow absorption. Of course, do double check with your vet if he has a known health issues or is on any medications you haven't mentioned.

Otherwise, we just tend to put these wee ones on a light diet for a day or to two to offset any GI upset. Examples you can use are cooked white rice with boiled chicken, boiled white fish, cottage cheese, or scrambled eggs (made with water and not milk). For any of these, do plant to offer it as a small meal.

Overall, this isn't a dangerous situation for Otis, therefore we can use the above to offset and stomach upset but otherwise he should settle from this in a few hours.

All the best,

Dr. B.


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Expert:  Dr. B. replied 1 year ago.
Hi Glenna,
I'm just following up on our conversation about your pet. How is everything going?