|Barked: Mon Jan 5, '09 1:52pm PST |
|My dog Ricky ate an entire package of Orbit gum on Saturday night. Luckily we caught him in the act and immediately put him in the tub and gave him 1/4 of a bottle of hydrogen peroxide to induce vomiting. Within 5 minutes of the entire ordeal he vomited up the gum and wrappers. After that he acted completely normal. He ate dinner that night, and ate fine the next day (sunday). I even took him on our normal run Sunday afternoon and he did fine. However, this morning he vomited and wouldn't eat his breakfast. He is not having any loose stool but does seem like he still doesn't feel good. I was wondering if this could have something to do with the gum or not. He ate exactly 12 pieces of the gum, and each piece of gum has only 0.3-0.4 g/piece of xylitol. Therefore, according to http://www.kbvetcenter.com/toxicity_bubblegum.asp Ricky would have to have eaten at least 18 pieces to be toxic. I counted the pieces that he threw up and all were accounted for except for 2 which seemed to have been chewed up into tiny white pieces.
I have an appointment to get his bloodwork run tomorrow but wanted to see if anyone had been through this before or had any information for me. Ricky weighs 75 pounds by the way. I really wouldn't worry so much since he threw the gum up, but he ALWAYS eats and his lack of appetite worries me. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
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