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My dog has eaten a tea bag. ~16-20kg, about 30mins ago and

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Hello, my dog has eaten a tea bag.
JA: Hi there. I'll do all I can to help. How much does the dog weigh?
Customer: ~16-20kg
JA: When was this? Has the dog thrown up since eating the tea?
Customer: about 30mins ago and no not been sick
JA: What's the dog's name and age?
Customer: Alfie and 10.5yrs
JA: Is there anything else the Vet should know?
Customer: no
Hello, you are through to Dr Linda, a UK based vet.I'm sorry to hear this.Unfortunately tea bags (assume it was a caffeinated variety) can be highly toxic.
Different tea bags contains different concentrations of caffeine.A vet visit is needed asap.They will examine him and may induce vomiting as well as providing supportive care such as fluids. The sooner treatment is started, the better.
Possible signs can include a raising heart rate, high blood pressure, restlessness and vomiting.We would want to assess these things.His larger size is in his favour and he may only suffer mild signs of toxicity but it is important he is assessed, especially as he is an older boy.

I hope this helps and please let me know if you have any further questions,

Take care,

Linda.

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