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My dog ate a bag of about 13 Ricola cough drops
, he…

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***** *****. My dog...

***** *****. My dog ate a bag of about 13 Ricola cough drops

Veterinarian's Assistant: Thanks. Can you give me any more details about your issue?

He has vomited 3 times. Didn't know why at first. Then my wife found the bag under the bed.

Submitted: 2 years ago.Category: Dog
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Dog Specialist: Dr. Deb, Dog Veterinarian replied 2 years ago
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Hello, I'm Dr. Deb and will do my best to help you today.

I'm sorry for this concern for your dog. I do have a few additional questions to ask first about him if you don't mind:

1. When do you think he might have eaten the cough drops?

2. Can you double check the label to see if there's any xylitol in them (if sugar free)?

3. How much does he weigh?

There may be a slight delay after I receive your answers since I have to type up a response to you. Thanks for your patience. Deb

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