My golden retriever just ate a whole pack of Trident gum, serious or not?

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Posted: 6/7/2010 8:07:26 PM
My initial search online says that Xylitol is toxic to dogs. Anyone have any experience with this? Is there a poison control for animals?

Thanks

Erin

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Posted: 6/7/2010 8:09:21 PM
Call vet after-hours line/page your vet. Stat.

When did he swallow? Minutes ago?

If minutes, his weight? 1 tsp hydrogen peroxide - use the cap to measure - down the hatch. Follow with another, to make him barf.

It didn't burn going down so shouldn't burn coming up (like a cleaner or something.)




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Posted: 6/7/2010 8:30:43 PM
Other posters are correct, but my golden doodle (1/4 golden retriever) ate a whole pack of gum. He also ate 4 cell phones and a stick of butter. Not at the same time. I wish that he could get at nothing, but it happens. When he was a pup, he ate a whole bag of chocolate chips.

He is fine. We were worried, but he was totally fine. The cell phones were not ingested. The rest of the stuff was.


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Posted: 6/7/2010 8:39:36 PM
That happened to my daughter's dog. She ate a three big packs. They had to take her to the vet. She recovered okay, but they did make her vomit it up and told my daughter to watch her closely for the next 24 hours.


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Posted: 6/7/2010 8:41:36 PM
Okay, this gets a BIG OLE "OOPS" from us.

My DH chews cinnamon gum like it is going out of style. He is the kind of guy that "saves" his gum. (to some it is gross, to me it is endearing) He will put it on his plate while eating dinner, etc... One night after we first got married & moved to Wyoming we didn't have night stands yet. My DH put his gum on the back of his Blackberry to save for morning & put the blackberry on the floor. We woke up in the morning & the gum was gone. Muttley the Wonder Mutt snagged it in the middle of the night.

Ever since that has been their ritual. My husband crawls into bed & the dog is *RIGHT THERE* waiting for his bedtime snack.



I think we are going to have one unhappy puppy dog tonight when I put a stop to this bedtime ritual.



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Posted: 6/7/2010 8:42:29 PM
This happened to us a few weeks ago. We were so scared! We called poison control for dogs, it was 35 bucks I think. They ask for the weight of your dog and the brand and how many pieces were eaten. Luckily the brand that our dogs ate was a low amount of the poisonous stuff and we avoided an unnecessary E-vet trip. Good luck!

eta* just looked up the number, (888) 426-4435, it says the fee is $65 LINK

eta just noticed someone else posted the number, doh! I hope your pup is ok.





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Posted: 6/7/2010 8:57:05 PM
I just read about that today...



He is the kind of guy that "saves" his gum. (to some it is gross, to me it is endearing) He will put it on his plate while eating dinner, etc

we did that growing up! even on the bed post. people really did that -
it wasn't made up for a song.

we didn't waste things.

I use to make my kids give me their gum when they went to bed. didn't trust them not to put it back in and fall asleep with it in their mouths. So I'd stand there with my hand out to get their chewed gum.






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Posted: 6/7/2010 9:18:03 PM
Well we are at the vet emergency hospital right now. I'm peaing on my phone and they have my dog in the back. They are trying to induce vomiting. I hope he'll be ok.

I'll update when I know more.

Erin

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Posted: 6/7/2010 9:46:30 PM
Oh no! I hope your pooch is ok!! Thoughts and prayers for you and your pooch!





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Posted: 6/7/2010 9:46:38 PM
BostonHeart, I'm sure your dog will be fine. He's in good hands, and you acted quickly to get him that help.

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Posted: 6/7/2010 10:10:48 PM
Oh, Erin, I hope he is okay, thank you for the update. You did absolutely right in getting him there ASAP!

TMI unless you're a furparent:
If the dog has not swallowed a caustic substance, but you have caught him eating gum or a houseplant or something, do not hesitate to toss those teaspoon-sized shots of H202 right down his throat. Do one, wait a minute or so and watch the reaction - if no barf, do another. It can take 3+ to get a large dog to hurl, and hurling up lily leaves etc., in the vet world, is a beautiful thing. Then - and this is - scoop up whatever it was in a ziploc and take it with you and your pet to the vet. If it was plant parts, look at the plant to see how much they got off of it as compared to the barfed up bitten pieces. Sorry, but it helps them to assess your baby for treatment.




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Posted: 6/7/2010 10:20:08 PM

My DH chews cinnamon gum like it is going out of style. He is the kind of guy that "saves" his gum. (to some it is gross, to me it is endearing)

Put me in the grossed out category. What, pray tell, is the purpose of saving chewed gum?


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Posted: 6/7/2010 11:25:44 PM
Your poor dog. I hope everything turns out ok.

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Posted: 6/8/2010 12:07:39 AM
I have never heard this! Thanks for all of the information about sugarless gum. I always chew trident with the xylitol.

On the chewed gum subject... anyone have a gum parker? I think about how long I chew gun now and I would never do that. It gets sticky gross or hard after a while. Do they make gun different now? and did gum have more flavor? I can't imagine.


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Posted: 6/8/2010 7:00:13 AM
Well they kept him over night because they were worried about his liver. . Hopefully we'll know more later. I am gobsmacked that this turnd out to be such a big deal.

Erin
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