Dog

Get Your Dog Care Questions Answered by Experts

Ask an Expert,
Get an Answer ASAP!

Dog
This answer was rated:

My dog ate a protein bar that’s sweetened with monk fruit.

My dog ate a...

My dog ate a protein bar that’s sweetened with monk fruit

Veterinarian's Assistant: I'll do all I can to help. The Expert will know if your dog will be able to digest that. What is the dog's name and age?

Maple, 7

Veterinarian's Assistant: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Maple?

She’s pretty resilient, has gotten into chocolate before with zero noticeable reaction

Show More
Show Less
Ask Your Own Dog Question
Answered in 2 minutes by:
1/19/2018
Dr Scott Nimmo
Dr Scott Nimmo, Small Animal Veterinarian.
Category: Dog
Satisfied Customers: 21,393
Experience: BVMS, MRCVS. { Glasgow UK }
Verified

Hello, my name is***** thank you for your question. I am a fully qualified vet from the UK and have spent the last thirty years or so treating dogs, cats, and smaller pets. I will be very glad to help you today, please allow me ten minutes or so to review your question and type things up, I will then get straight back to you.

Ask Your Own Dog Question
Customer reply replied 1 month ago
Here’s the whole ingredient list: USDA Organic Grass-Fed Whey Protein Concentrate, Organic Digestive Resistant Prebiotic Fiber (From Organic Tapioca) (Non-IMO), Organic Sunflower Butter, Monk Fruit

Got it thanks, ***** ***** your answer now ...

Ask Your Own Dog Question

Hello again,

I have worked out an answer for you below.

1. I would not worry about this too much, I have often advised on dogs which have swallowed protein bars and this rarely causes any problems to them, the very odd dog perhaps suffers a mild transient bout of vomiting and/or diarrhoea from which it soon recovers, but that's about it. What is different though in your case is the monk fruit component which is probably present as a sweetener, however, I have checked out monk fruit on a veterinary poisonous plants database and it is not listed, so there is almost certainly any problem with your protein bar as far as toxicity to dogs goes. In any case monk fruit is listed last on the ingredients list which usually means it will be present in very small quantities.

2. So given the above, there are no special measures you need take other than just keeping an eye on your dog, the chances are that Maple will be just fine.

But in any case, I should be available online for you for the next four or five hours today so please do not hesitate to get straight back to me in the unlikely event that Maple's condition changes in any way or indeed if you would like to talk things over with me further.

Regards,

Dr Scott
I hope you have found my advice useful. Please now be kind enough to rate my service to you by selecting the 5 stars at the top of the screen, such feedback greatly helps me maintain the quality of my answers. Rating me now does not close your question, we can continue here until you are satisfied, simply use the reply box to get back to me at any point. Many thanks ...

Ask Your Own Dog Question
Customer reply replied 1 month ago
Thank you Dr Scott from a native Texan but former Fife resident!

Fife is a very pleasant county, I remember holidays there well ...

Dr Scott Nimmo
Dr Scott Nimmo, Small Animal Veterinarian.
Category: Dog
Satisfied Customers: 21,393
Experience: BVMS, MRCVS. { Glasgow UK }
Verified
Dr Scott Nimmo and 87 other Dog Specialists are ready to help you
Ask your own question now
Was this answer helpful?
Ask Dr Scott Nimmo Your Own Question
Dr Scott Nimmo
Dr Scott Nimmo
Dr Scott Nimmo, Small Animal Veterinarian.
Category: Dog
Satisfied Customers: 21,393
21,393 Satisfied Customers
Experience: BVMS, MRCVS. { Glasgow UK }

Dr Scott Nimmo is online now

A new question is answered every 9 seconds

How JustAnswer works:

  • Ask an ExpertExperts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional AnswerVia email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site. Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction GuaranteeRate the answer you receive.

JustAnswer in the News:

Ask-a-doc Web sites: If you've got a quick question, you can try to get an answer from sites that say they have various specialists on hand to give quick answers... Justanswer.com.
JustAnswer.com...has seen a spike since October in legal questions from readers about layoffs, unemployment and severance.
Web sites like justanswer.com/legal
...leave nothing to chance.
Traffic on JustAnswer rose 14 percent...and had nearly 400,000 page views in 30 days...inquiries related to stress, high blood pressure, drinking and heart pain jumped 33 percent.
Tory Johnson, GMA Workplace Contributor, discusses work-from-home jobs, such as JustAnswer in which verified Experts answer people’s questions.
I will tell you that...the things you have to go through to be an Expert are quite rigorous.

What Customers are Saying:

You are a light at the end of scary tunnel when $ are tight, but people need professional help to turn to for help with their dear pets!

LinhCharleston, WV

$1,000 spent at his vet, and I finally get the correct diagnosis from Nancy Holmes for $15

CarolCedar Hill, MO

I think this is the greatest web site in the world. Thanks to all!

JudyNew Haven, CT

I have referred several friends to your web site. I'm impressed with how easy it is to use your site, the Experts available and the quickness of answers.

NinaUSA

I am completely pleased with the quick response that I received in our time of need for our dog, Jasmine. I couldn't believe how quick the response was and I thank you. It's good to know you're there!!

Jasmine's MomUSA

Please let everyone involved with your site know that your Expert, Dr. Lucy, has saved my dog's life. I will recommend your site to all my pet loving friends. Thank you again for simply being there!

Sonya GEasley, SC

Last night my Expert spent close to 3 hours working with me on my dog's illness. Thank you so much for this opportunity to share in her care and knowledge!

Cathie MPompano Beach, FL

< Previous | Next >

Meet the Experts:

Dr. Gary

Dr. Gary

Dog Veterinarian

3,033 satisfied customers

DVM, Emergency Veterinarian; BS (Physiology) Michigan State Univ

Joan

Joan

Vet Tech

5,320 satisfied customers

Vet Tech for over 35+ years working w/Dogs/Rescues

Candy

Candy

Veterinary Technician

7,973 satisfied customers

Practicing Veterinary Technician for 26 years.Former Veterinary Practice Owner, Technician Trainer

Dr Scott Nimmo

Dr Scott Nimmo

Small Animal Veterinarian.

21,393 satisfied customers

BVMS, MRCVS. { Glasgow UK }

Dr. Andy

Dr. Andy

Medical Director

4,898 satisfied customers

UC Davis Graduate, Interests: Dermatology, Internal Medicine, Pain Management

Theresa

Theresa

A Voice for Your Pet

4,705 satisfied customers

19+ years experience in small animal medicine

Dr. Drew

Dr. Drew

Veterinarian

3,292 satisfied customers

Small Animal Medicine and Surgery

< Previous | Next >

Related Dog Questions
my dog ate about 10 or so grapes over 24 hours ago. Would she
my dog ate about 10 or so grapes over 24 hours ago. Would she still be showing symtoms, if any?… read more
Dr.Fiona
Dr.Fiona
Veterinarian
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
3,587 satisfied customers
My dog ate a thumbtack/pushpin. If she should pass it, how
My dog ate a thumbtack/pushpin. If she should pass it, how long would that take and could it still have cause internal damage?… read more
Pet Doc
Pet Doc
Senior Small Animal Veterinarian
BVSc
2,782 satisfied customers
my dog ate part of a stuffed animal. what should i do
my dog ate part of a stuffed animal. what should i do… read more
DakotaSouthFive
DakotaSouthFive
Independent Contractor
High School or GED
15 satisfied customers
My dog ate a small piece of a Pure Protein bar (peanut
Hi.. my dog ate a small piece of a Pure Protein bar (peanut butter flavor). She is an 8LB terrier mix. The whole bar is 1.76 ounces, but she ate less than 1/4th before I found her. I don't see chocola… read more
Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin
Veterinarian
DVM
3 satisfied customers
My dog ate a aboout a teaspoon of chewing tabacoo it was in
Hi my dog ate a aboout a teaspoon of chewing tabacoo it was in the garbage can and now it's gone my dog ways about 50 pounds … read more
PitRottMommy
PitRottMommy
Veterinary Nurse
Associate Degree
9,500 satisfied customers
My dog ate medical tape. His name is. He's a boxer bulldog
His name is*****'s a boxer bulldog mix and he is 5 … read more
Dr. Rachel
Dr. Rachel
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
174 satisfied customers
I'm not sure if my dogs ate Bauer back and body or midol, I️
I'm not sure if my dogs ate Bauer back and body or midol … read more
Scott Perry
Scott Perry
Veterinarian
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
1,747 satisfied customers
My dog ate like four or five, Oreo cookies. Unsure of when
My dog ate like four or five, Oreo cookies. Unsure of when as we were at work … read more
Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin
Veterinarian
DVM
3 satisfied customers
My dog ate about 30 kids multivitamins, Floyd he's about a
My dog ate about 30 kids multivitamins JA: I'll do all I can to help. The Expert will know if your dog will be able to digest that. What is the dog's name and age? Customer: Floyd he's about a 100 lb … read more
Dr. Gabby
Dr. Gabby
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
4,408 satisfied customers
My dog ate the carpet thread and he is not eating only drink
My dog ate the carpet thread and he is not eating only drink water and threw up all day … read more
DakotaSouthFive
DakotaSouthFive
Independent Contractor
High School or GED
15 satisfied customers
My dog ate two 25 mg tablets of quetiapine. Monkeyshine and
My dog ate two 25 mg tablets of quetiapine JA: I'll do all I can to help. The Expert will know if your dog will be able to digest that. What is the dog's name and age? Customer: Monkeyshine and she is… read more
Dr. Schmidt
Dr. Schmidt
Associate Veterinarian
DVM
617 satisfied customers
My dog ate one of my 500mg azithromycin, she is a 87lb lab.
My dog ate one of my 500mg azithromycin, she is a 87lb lab. Will she be ok? Or should I take her to a pet emergency place? … read more
Dr. Deb
Dr. Deb
Associate Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
566 satisfied customers
My dog ate a chocolate driving energy bar. Bella. 5. 22lbs
Hi my dog ate a chocolate driving energy bar JA: I'll do all I can to help. The Expert will know if your dog will be able to digest that. What is the dog's name and age? Customer: Bella JA: How old is… read more
Dr Scott Nimmo
Dr Scott Nimmo
Small Animal Veterinarian.
21,393 satisfied customers
My dog ate an undetermined number of acetaminophen caplets
My dog ate an undetermined number of acetaminophen caplets last Thursday evening. Since then she has been drinking a lot of water and urinating over twice the normal rate. My original thought was that… read more
Dr Scott Nimmo
Dr Scott Nimmo
Small Animal Veterinarian.
21,393 satisfied customers
My dog ate a sock and is starting to show signs she doesn't
My dog ate a sock and is starting to show signs she doesn't feel well. This happened two days ago … read more
DakotaSouthFive
DakotaSouthFive
Independent Contractor
High School or GED
15 satisfied customers
My dog ate some chocolate - trying to ascertain whether it's
Hi - my dog ate some chocolate - trying to ascertain whether it's really an emergency or whether we can self treat - it's been 20 hours… read more
Joan
Joan
Vet Tech
Private
5,320 satisfied customers
My dog ate a handful of walnuts. What should imdo. Her name
her name is ***** ***** she is a one year old malipoo … read more
Dr Linda
Dr Linda
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
Doctoral Degree
1,404 satisfied customers
My dog ate bad ham with maggots and seems not very well
Hi my dog ate bad ham with maggots and seems not very well seems u comfortable … read more
PitRottMommy
PitRottMommy
Veterinary Nurse
Associate Degree
9,500 satisfied customers
Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Show MoreShow Less

Ask Your Question

x