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My 14 yr old min pin got into a large bag of honey roasted

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Hello, my 14 yr old min pin got into a large bag of honey roasted peanuts and has since thrown up most of what was eaten, but is now extremely sedentary and lethargic although somewhat content... She will drink some water and has urinated but appears to be constipated. Any suggestions? We have already manually expressed her colon and removed another table spoon of peanuts.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Peter replied 1 year ago.

Welcome! Thanks for asking your question. My name is***** am a licensed veterinarian and I will be assisting you today. First I need to ask you a few questions so that I can be well informed and give you the best advice.

1- How long has this been going on?

2- Did you manually expressed her colon before or after she appears to be constipated?

3- How much does she weigh?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
she is about 20 lbs and has not acted normally since this morning,,,,i did manually express quite a lot of I think were peanuts. i did this an hour ago when i knew she did not poop today
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
She got into the peanuts last night about 8pm and threw up some last night but much more today.
Expert:  Dr. Peter replied 1 year ago.

Does she continue to strain since you manually cleaned her colon?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
She's doesn't seem to be straining.... She's just extremely lethargic.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Content but lethargic
Expert:  Dr. Peter replied 1 year ago.

I am confused, you said above she appears to be constipated. What symptoms is she showing besides being lethargic?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Hasn't pooped since last night (and not eating anything either), yet when we expressed her colon we could feel more further up there that she's not getting out.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I guess this makes me think she is blocked up somehow.
Expert:  Dr. Peter replied 1 year ago.

Please give me a few minutes to type your answer. Thank you.

Expert:  Dr. Peter replied 1 year ago.

Friend, the peanuts are not toxic but because of their high fat content they will cause things like: Vomiting, diarrhea, pancreatitis, etc. The fact that she is very lethargic I am concern this could be related to pancreatitis and not being constipated. I would recommend the following:

1- Do not give things like Pepto Bismol or imodium. Start her on Pepcid AC (famotidine) 10mg 1/2 tablet every 12 hours. You can buy Pepcid AC over the counter in any pharmacy.

2- No food or water for 3-4 hours. Need to give her gastrointestinal tract time to rest.

3- After 3-4 hours offer a small amount of water. Wait half hour, if no vomiting, offer small amount of rice (50%) and boiled boneless chicken or ground beef (50%) 4-6 times a day. Keep on this diet for several days then wean into regular diet.

4- Follow up with your family veterinarian for a hands on examination.

My goal is to provide you with excellent service - I hope I've provided the information you were seeking, if you feel you have received anything less, please reply back as I am happy to address follow-up questions. Kindly rate me when you are done.