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I just got home and found my cocker spaniel ate an entire

hi- I just got home...
hi- I just got home and found my cocker spaniel ate an entire package of my husband's GU chews,
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. The Expert will know if your husband's dog will be able to digest that. What is the dog's name and age?
Customer: Her name is Lola and is 10 years old. There were approximately 8 chews, and each has 40 mg sodium, 20 mg caffeine and amino acids.
JA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Lola?
Customer: No she's pretty healthy otherwise but naughty:)
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None of the ingredients in those chews are toxic in the amounts present in 8 chews. As with ingesting anything unusual transient gastrointestinal distress in the form of inappetence, vomiting and/or diarrhea can arise but Lola wasn't intoxicated and will remain safe. The amount of caffeine might cause transient agitation, however. How much does Lola weigh, please?

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Customer reply replied 1 month ago
Lola weighs between 28-30 lbs, and appears
calm right now. I'm not sure how long ago today she ingested these, but think it was earlier this evening .

At 30 lbs it would take ~270 mg of caffeine to agitate her. She ingested only 160 mg. There's no need to induce emesis or treat in any manner. Please respond with further questions or concerns.

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Customer reply replied 1 month ago
Thank you so much for your time and reassurance. It's much easier and cost effective than taking her and my 2 young kids to the emergency vet at night or worrying unnecessarily. Will respond with further concerns but looks good for now

You're quite welcome. I can't set a follow-up in this venue so please return to our conversation - even after rating - with an update at your convenience. You can bookmark this page for ease of return.

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