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She ate some gravy which had garlic and onion...

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2 Apr 2020

She ate some gravy which had garlic and onion powder in it...what can I do to help her.
JA: I'll do all I can to help. What type of animal are we talking about?
Customer: Chihuahua ***** ***** mix she weighs about 13 1/2 to 14 pounds right about that
JA: How much of the gravy did the Chihuahua eat?
Customer: Maybe about 2 teaspoons
JA: When was this? Has she thrown up since then?
Customer: Around 6 to 7 pm pacific time ...
JA: And what's the Chihuahua's name and age?
Customer: Lucky she is about 14 yrs old..no she has not thrown up… Just burped and seems like she’s uncomfortable
JA: Is there anything else the Vet should know?
Customer: Gave her a little milk with a 1/8 th of a teaspoon of activated charcoal to see if that would help her stomach and possibly counteract the garlic
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2 Apr 2020

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2 Apr 2020
Dr Scott Nimmo
Dr Scott Nimmo

Hello, my name is***** thank you for your question. I am a fully qualified vet from the UK and have spent the last thirty years or so treating dogs, cats, and smaller pets. I will be very glad to help you today.

But first, please allow me ten minutes or so to think things over and then type up your answer.

2 Apr 2020
Dog Veterinarian's response
2 Apr 2020
Dr Scott Nimmo
Dr Scott Nimmo

Hello again,

I have worked out an answer for you below ...

1. I would not worry in the slightest about the very small amount of onion and garlic that you describe. This will be very unlikely to affect your dog at all, Lucky should be just fine.

2. You see the situation is that while it is true that onions can be toxic to dogs due to sulphate poisoning I am glad to say that it actually takes quite a lot of onions to be toxic to dogs, the rule of thumb which I personally apply is that a single meal of one pound of onions can be dangerous to a 15 pound dog. { Which is quite a small dog } And much the same goes for the garlic.

3. Please follow this link for an accurate article which covers the subject of onion toxicity in the dog: LINK

4. Given the above, there are no special precautions that you need to take. But in any case, I should be available online for you the next four or five hours today so please do not hesitate to get straight back to me in the very unlikely event that Lucky's condition changes in any way or indeed if you would like to talk things over with me further.

Regards,

Dr Scott
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2 Apr 2020
Customer reply
2 Apr 2020
Ok..thank you very much...that gives me some relief. I will keep an eye on her through the night. I am on the west coast of USA ...I let you know if something changes. Thanks again
2 Apr 2020
Dog Veterinarian's response
2 Apr 2020
Dr Scott Nimmo
Dr Scott Nimmo

No problem, very glad to be advising you.

Please let me know how things go ...

Regards,

Dr Scott

I hope you have found my advice useful. Please now be kind enough to rate my service to you by selecting the 5 stars at the top of the screen, such feedback greatly helps me maintain the quality of my answers. Rating me now does not close your question, we can continue here until you are satisfied, simply use the reply box to get back to me at any point. Many thanks ...

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