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My medium sized Yorkie just ate about 12-15 Maltesers. Ive…

My medium sized Yorkie...

My medium sized Yorkie just ate about 12-15 Maltesers. Ive exercised her to make her thirsty so that she would drink water. Should I be worried?

Veterinarian's Assistant: I'm sorry to hear that. The Expert will know if the Yorkie will be able to digest that. Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about the Yorkie?

Only that she is a very fit robust Yorkie who has loads of exercise.

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How long ago did she have these?

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Customer reply replied 11 months ago
About 30-45 minutes ago
Customer reply replied 11 months ago
Your written response would be appreciated

Hello again,

Now the good news is that there isn't much chocolate in these, so if she had 15 we'd likely only see mild GI upset (vomiting, diarrhea) as opposed to more severe signs. So while we could induce vomiting or use activated charcoal at this point (which I am happy to discuss), 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 GI signs are all we'd expect even for a Yorkie having had these.

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Dr. B.

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Customer reply replied 11 months ago
Thank you. I will monitor her closely and ensure her diet is light for the next 24 hours.

You are very welcome, my dear. :)

Have a lovely weekend,

Dr. B.

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