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can a dog get sick from eating uncooked pizza dough

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my weimarainer weights about 75 lbs. and is 4 yrs old
Submitted: 9 years ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  NancyH replied 9 years ago.
It might cause some digestive upset depending on how much the dog got, how much oil was in it, and if the dog has any problems with wheat sensitivity.
But other than stomach upset or diarrhea the dog should be OK. It does not, like internet legend states, expand and ferment in the dog as the stomac acids do a pretty good job of taking care of that possibility.
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Customer: replied 9 years ago.
Reply to Nancy Holmes's Post: My dog is currently eating a low residue diet food from eukaneuba because he can't tolerate regular dog foo. he had a bad case of gastrointeristis about 3 months ago. i know you said that beside a little upset stomach not much should happen, but given his background should we worry?
Expert:  NancyH replied 9 years ago.
With the oil in the product yes he could get sick particularly if he has a sensitive pancreas.
You didn't say how much he got as that too could have a bearing.
Check and see if the Eukanuba diet has wheat in it as if it does that would eliminate one worry that the wheat might bother him.
You could pre-emptively give him something to help such as Pepcid or Tagamet or Zantac.
You can read about dose amounts (and cautions) scrolling down on the pages here
Be sure to tell the vet if you see them if you use any of these.
If he just ate all this you could have him vomit it back up using some hydrogen peroxide (fresh 3%) which you can read about here
If he at it within the last hour that might be enough to help him get rid of it.
But pretty much dough is flour, yeast, and oil and the first two unless he has a sensitivity are not a big issue. The oil could be if he got a lot of dough and has a pancreas issue.

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