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Experience:  Owner at Self
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We think our little 9 1/2 week old has eaten a bit of a leaf

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Hi we think our little 9 1/2 week old has eaten a bit of a leaf of a Dracaena Burley.
JA: Hi there. I'll do all I can to help. What type of animal are we talking about?
Customer: A Cockapoo puppy
JA: How much does the puppy weigh?
Customer: 1.35 kg
JA: When was this? Has the puppy thrown up since eating the leaf?
Customer: no 10 mins ago
JA: What's the puppy's name?
Customer: Archie
JA: Is there anything else the Vet should know?
Customer: he hasn't had injections yet. The leaf piece was about 2 cm by 1/2 mm wide
Submitted: 11 days ago.
Category: Vet
Expert:  Linda Garrett replied 11 days ago.

Hello, this is Dr. Linda. I hope I can assist with your concerns today.

Fortunately, the plants in this family will usually produce only mild gastrointestinal signs when ingested. I would offer Archie some milk to drink & see if this helps to coat his stomach & prevent any signs at all.

Does this make sense?

Please reply with any additional questions or concerns you may have.

Customer: replied 11 days ago.
make sense. We have 'just puppy' 6+ weeks milk. is that ok
Expert:  Linda Garrett replied 11 days ago.

Yes, that should be perfect. Just give Archie a few tablespoons at a time, perhaps every hour or so & let's see how he does. If he seems fine over the next 4-6 hours, then he will probably have no issues at all.

Customer: replied 11 days ago.
ok great
Expert:  Linda Garrett replied 11 days ago.

Wonderful Please keep me posted if he should show any signs of illness or discomfort, & do make sure the plant is well out of his reach!

Hopefully with no signs today, he will be perfect tomorrow.

Customer: replied 11 days ago.
Thanks will do. Thanks for your help.
Expert:  Linda Garrett replied 11 days ago.

You are so welcome!

Best to you & Archie.