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My dog ate a block of asiago cheese. 42 lb aussie, Layla 2

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My dog ate a block of asiago cheese. 42 lb aussie
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. The Veterinarian will know if your dog will be able to digest that. What is the dog's name and age?
Customer: Layla 2 y/o
JA: How old is Layla?
Customer: 2 years okd
JA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Layla?
Customer: No healthy otherwuse
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Katie Volat replied 1 year ago.


This is Dr. KV. I'm here to help with Layla. Can you tell me a bit large was the block in ounces? Is she vomiting or acting sick? When did she eat the cheese?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
About 6 ounces. About 30 minutes ago. Not vomiting or acting sick. Drinking a lot and looking for her real dinner
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Expert:  Katie Volat replied 1 year ago.

Ok, thank you for the additional information. Cheese contains a fair amount of fat, so if enough is ingested, some dogs can have upset stomach issues such as vomiting or diarrhea. In some cases, if a dog is sensitive, a large amount of cheese can trigger a case of pancreatitis which can make them feel very sick (painful belly, nausea, fever, etc).

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
She is on a grain-free limited ingredient diet
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Should I feed her her regular dinner?
Expert:  Katie Volat replied 1 year ago.

Does she have food allergies?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
No but her stomach and bowels get bad
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
When she eats grain or too much martow
Expert:  Katie Volat replied 1 year ago.

Yes, go ahead and offer her normal dinner. The cheese may trigger a case of diarrhea as she has a history of sensitivities. You can add some cooked white rice and warm water with her food tonight to help minimize any upset.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
No need to go to the vet?
Expert:  Katie Volat replied 1 year ago.

It depends...she is not exhibiting any symptoms now, so they may suggest inducing emesis (having her vomit up the cheese to avoid any issues such as pancreatitits). Some dogs her size can eat this amount of cheese with no symptoms, so it depends on your level of concern. When in doubt, a visit to the vet can be worth the peace of mind.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
How do you make her vomit?
Expert:  Katie Volat replied 1 year ago.

The vet has a medication called apomorphine that can get a dog to vomit rapidly via IV injection.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
nothing to do at home to induce vomiting?
Expert:  Katie Volat replied 1 year ago.

I would not advise that, it usually causes more harm than good.

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