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reksav January 28th, 2013 06:26 PM

My dog ate a bag of candy, wrappers and all.
 
We left for the store and when we came back the dog had gotten into a lot of things... He's on medication for seizures and it's making him act very differently than normal, this problem is being addressed, but now this happens.

He ate an entire container of cherry tomatoes, a bag with 5 or 6 pitted dates, and a 2lb bag of assorted candy. There was no chocolate in the bag, just lots of starburst, carmels, and tootsie rolls. Ok so there was some chocolate. There is no wrappers anywhere, just the paper label from the bulk candy bag. Should we be worried? Should we try to make him vomit? Help? Please? Augh.

Barkingdog January 28th, 2013 07:23 PM

[QUOTE=reksav;1052985]We left for the store and when we came back the dog had gotten into a lot of things... He's on medication for seizures and it's making him act very differently than normal, this problem is being addressed, but now this happens.

He ate an entire container of cherry tomatoes, a bag with 5 or 6 pitted dates, and a 2lb bag of assorted candy. There was no chocolate in the bag, just lots of starburst, carmels, and tootsie rolls. Ok so there was some chocolate. There is no wrappers anywhere, just the paper label from the bulk candy bag. Should we be worried? Should we try to make him vomit? Help? Please? Augh.[/QUOTE]

Yes you should be worried and you should call an ER vet and get medical advice for your right away.

Rgeurts January 28th, 2013 09:12 PM

[QUOTE=reksav;1052985]We left for the store and when we came back the dog had gotten into a lot of things... He's on medication for seizures and it's making him act very differently than normal, this problem is being addressed, but now this happens.

He ate an entire container of cherry tomatoes, a bag with 5 or 6 pitted dates, and a 2lb bag of assorted candy. There was no chocolate in the bag, just lots of starburst, carmels, and tootsie rolls. Ok so there was some chocolate. There is no wrappers anywhere, just the paper label from the bulk candy bag. Should we be worried? Should we try to make him vomit? Help? Please? Augh.[/QUOTE]

Hi reksav :)

So sorry to be reading this, it's such a worry when our babies do things like this! Our Nookie has pica and is always eating stuff he shouldn't be. Even with careful monitoring, you can't always stop them. I would contact the emergency vet and let them know exactly what he ate. The sugar would be a big concern for me, more than anything else. 2 lbs of candy is a lot. The cherry tomatoes won't hurt him (might make his tummy a little upset if he's not used to them), but the candy is a different story, especially with his seizures. As for chocolate, when you really need to worry is with a fairly large amount, and dark chocolate. The chocolate "flavored" candy like tootsie rolls would likely cause more issues from the sugar than the chocolate. Is he still on the Pheno?

reksav January 29th, 2013 08:13 PM

Unfortunately he is still on the Pheno. The vet doesn't want to being weening him off until his levels are checked again, in another week or so. (Had the thyroid panel done and all blood work rechecked by a different vet that seems to be much more experienced with seizure dogs and fortunately/unfortunately everything came back perfectly normal.) We ended up giving him a teaspoon of table salt last night and he vomited most everything up. Then this morning he puked a little more up. He's been acting fine but I'm still a bit concerned since he hasn't defecated since. His bowel movements are a bit sporadic but if it doesn't happen tonight, off to the vet we go, again.

Jim Hall January 29th, 2013 08:20 PM

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