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Dr Marta Lepes
Dr Marta Lepes, Dog Veterinarian
Category: Dog Veterinary
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Experience:  Owner, practitioner, Owner at Hilo Veterinary Clinic, Inc, Vetmed Hawaii
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Ate a bag of sugar and now she's not acting like herself,

Customer Question

Ate a bag of brown sugar and now she's not acting like herself
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. The Veterinarian will know if the dog will be able to digest that. What is the dog's name and age?
Customer: Bella, she's a husky and 7 1/2
JA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Bella?
Customer: She threw up liquid, just had her check up yesterday and her and her 1/2 brother got a great check up, very healthy, no issues
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr Marta Lepes replied 1 year ago.

Hello, my name is***** and I will help you.

Please tell me how recently Bella ate the sugar. Tell me in hours/minutes.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
2-3 hours I'm guessing
Expert:  Dr Marta Lepes replied 1 year ago.

That's too bad because now it is too late to induce vomiting.

So the sugar will just have to travel through her intestinal tract. She will probably have some diarrhea.

Encourage her to drink lots of water. That will help keep the sugar soft and easier to pass. She might get hyper from a sugar rush.

It should be completely cleaned out in 48 hours.

In the meantime Bella may be uncomfortable.

Don't feed her 24 hours.

Expert:  Dr Marta Lepes replied 1 year ago.

I'll check with you tomorrow to see how she is getting along.

Any questions? I'm here to help.

Expert:  Dr Marta Lepes replied 1 year ago.

Haven't heard back from you.

I'm going to take a dinner break. Check back with you later.

Expert:  Dr Marta Lepes replied 1 year ago.

How is Bella doing?

You may have gone to bed.

I'll check in the morning.

Expert:  Dr Marta Lepes replied 1 year ago.

Good Morning!

How is Bella doing?

I hope that she is not too uncomfortable.

Dr Marta