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Dr. Michael Salkin
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My dog has just eaten 10 pods of.nespresso coffee and vomited

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My dog has just eaten 10 pods of.nespresso coffee and vomited it back up again. Do i need to be concerned, he is a 1yr old terrier. Thanks.
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Vet
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 3 years ago.
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There are 65mg of caffeine in each 1.35 fluid ounce capsule (pod). 10 pods, then, would contain 650mg of caffeine. ~20mg/kg of caffeine will cause mild agitation in dogs. If Benji has, indeed, vomited everything up, the math is moot. 650mg, however, would intoxicate a 32kg dog. Please let me know if all 10 pods reappeared!
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

he is 5.5kg and it looks like he vomited mostly all up as there is a lot, and he has just pood some out too. s

Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 3 years ago.
Thank you. If it's been long enough after ingestion of those pods for it to come out the other end and he has remained non-agitated, his vomiting and/or diarrhea is likely to be the only symptoms you'll see. I would fast him for at least 6 hours after his last vomit and expect him to normalize completely within 12 hours. No lasting effects are expected.

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Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 3 years ago.
Thank you for your kind accept. I appreciate it.

I'm going to check back with you tomorrow for an update. Feel free to return to our conversation - even after rating - prior to my contacting you if you wish.

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Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 3 years ago.
May I have an update on Benji, please?