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My name is Scott and I am an experienced small animal veterinary surgeon, I will be very pleased to work with you today and will try my best to answer your question to your satisfaction.
hi scott whats your view
Alcohol actually affects dog much more than it affects humans but the amount Elsa has swallowed is relatively small and she is a fair sized dog so the chances are she will just sleep things off but this could take another 12 hours
It is now too late to induce vomiting as this should be done within the first two hours after ingestion
There would be no particular treatment at this stage other than just supportive treatment.
it is very encouraging that seven hours has passed since ingestion as if something was going to go badly wrong it would have done so by now in my experience.
A vet might put her on a drip and monitor her while she recovers but the chances are she will be OK as long as she does not deteriorate further ...
Just give her plain water water if she is thirsty, that should be fine ...
If she does deteriorate then you should get her to a vet of course ...
what are signs of deterioration scott.
I have actually seen this sort of situation a few times where dogs have had access to alcohol, sometimes by accident and sometimes on purpose by the owner, but all recovered in my experience ...
shes is breathing normally now - always snores!! always floppy!! what would be a bad sign?
Just as in a human, deterioration would present as increasing lethargy and becoming non responsive and comatose.
ok thanks have a great sunday