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While caffeine is more toxic to dogs than people, they can tolerate a small amount.
A dog of Stan's size should be able to tolerate about a tablespoon (30g) of coffee beans, without any toxic effects.
As Stan ate half of this amount and the sachet likely also contains milk, sugar and flavourings, it is likely he has not eaten enough caffeine for us to worry.
If Stan is not showing any signs, this is good.
However, it can take up to 2 hours for signs to occur.
We should look out for signs such as:
We can help by offering a meal of chicken and rice alongside plenty of water.
I suspect no signs will develop and no treatment should be needed.
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