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My dog ate some sweets while we were out and is now drinking

Customer Question

My dog ate some sweets while we were out and is now drinking a lot of water and vomiting.
JA: I'll do all I can to help. What size is the dog? How much was eaten?
Customer: He's around 26kg and it was around 100g of jellies and fizzy sweets.
JA: The Expert will know if the dog will be okay to digest the jelly. What's the dog's name and age?
Customer: Monty and he's 5
JA: Is there anything else the Vet should know?
Customer: He has no health issues.
Submitted: 12 days ago.
Category: Vet
Expert:  Linda Simmon replied 12 days ago.

Hello, you are through to Dr Linda, a UK based vet.

Could you please send the ingredients of the sweets?

Did they contain Xylitol (a sweetener)?

Customer: replied 12 days ago.
I don't believe so, it was standard pick n mix and looks like glycerol and dextrose. The vomitimg seems to have stopped now.
Expert:  Linda Simmon replied 12 days ago.

Ok, great.

These ingredients are not toxic but can lead to a stomach upset.

Monitor Monty closely for any further signs (such as lethagry, reduced appetite or continued vomiting).

I would feed a bland diet of chicken and rice for 24 hours and limit exercise.

He should improve quickly.

This window remains open, so if anything changes, please do feel free to let me know.

Customer: replied 12 days ago.
Thank you
Expert:  Linda Simmon replied 12 days ago.

Not at all.

Fingers crossed the vomiting has ceased!