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Evidently while we were sleeping my minpin got into my wifes

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evidently while we were sleeping my minpin got into my wifes back pack and ate a bag reeses miniture peanut butter cups its been Im guessing three hours or more since she injested . so its most probably in her system
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: diamond she 6 years and she is fat. we have restricted her diet to get her weight down.
JA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about diamond?
Customer: she ate cat litter with cat poo when she was a puppy.... took her to the vet. since then she is more sensitive to what food she eats
Submitted: 5 months ago.Category: Dog Veterinary
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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. B., Veterinarian replied 5 months ago
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How many did she have access to?

What does she weigh?

How is Diamond just now?

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Customer reply replied 5 months ago
she weighs about 13 pounds, wife left back pack on floor was zipped almost closed. but she forced her way in and found the bag. we woke up about 730 found the wrappers on the floor with the bag. she is up and around like her normal self.
Dog Veterinarian: Dr. B., Veterinarian replied 5 months ago

Hello again,

Now without knowing how many she had, we do need to tread with care; though thankfully there isn't much chocolate in these (its mostly peanut butter). So, unless she had quite a few, we'd only expect possible vomiting, appetite loss, and diarrhea over the next 12-24 hours. So while we could use over the counter activated charcoal at this point (13 grams for a dog her size), we don't strictly need to. You can choose to just take things easy and monitor for today. As well to offset any GI upset, you can consider offering a light diet option. Examples of an easily digestible diet include cooked white rice with boiled chicken, boiled white fish, scrambled egg, or meat baby food (as long as its free from garlic or onion powder). Ideally, we want to offer this as small frequent meals to keep the stomach settled. Further to this, if we see any nausea, we can also treat with an antacid like Pepcid (More Info/Dose @http://www.petplace.com/article/drug-library/library/over-the-counter/famotidine-pepcid) or Zantac (More Info/Dose @ http://www.petplace.com/article/drug-library/library/over-the-counter/ranitidine-hcl-zantac). Whichever you use, we'd give this 20 minutes before food to allow absorption and of course double check with your vet before use if your wee one has any known health issues or is on any medications you haven't mentioned. But again thankfully there isn't much chocolate in these so we'd only expect GI signs for Diamond if she had quite a few.

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Dr. B.

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Customer reply replied 5 months ago
looking at the evidence..... 12 ounce bag 40 pieces total think she ate about 15 to 20 pieces at a minimum so we will watch her and restrict her diet.
Dog Veterinarian: Dr. B., Veterinarian replied 5 months ago

Hello again,

If it was about half the bag and we'd assume that these are 50% chocolate (really I think they are even less than that), that would only be a mild dose and GI upset would be our main concerns. So, do use the above and hopefully we can just minimize any issues from her thievery.

Best wishes,

Dr. B.

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