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my dog may have swallowed some raisins 7 month old English

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my dog may have swallowed some raisins
7 month old English setter
Scott Nimmo :

My name is ***** ***** 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.

Scott Nimmo :

Please answer the following, roughly how many raisins and how long ago did this happen?

JACUSTOMER-o6ww38o5- :

not sure - he opened a container on a kitchen top and most were lying around the kitchen top.

JACUSTOMER-o6ww38o5- :

2 hours plus

Scott Nimmo :

The problem you face is that raisins are in fact a significant toxin to dogs but the lowest documented toxic raisin dose in the dog I can find is 0.1 oz per kg of the dogs body weight.

Say your dog weighs 20 kg so you would only be worried if he ate 2 oz or more of raisins and there are on average around 25 raisins per ounce so I would not be too worried about him eating less than fifty. Do you think he could have eaten more than fifty?

JACUSTOMER-o6ww38o5- :

he weighs 23 kg

Scott Nimmo :

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JACUSTOMER-o6ww38o5- :

hard to say how many he ate but there were a lot left on top and not on floor

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Ok this is a bit of a a gamble, if it was less than say 50 then you have no worries, more than that you should contact and emergency vet who will give the likes of activated charcoal.
As two hours has passed inducing vomiting will not now be effective
we can keep chatting this way ...
Hello again Allan,

I am just getting back in touch to see how Brodie is getting on after the raisins incident.

How are things going at present?