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Discussion in 'Dog Chat' started by Beagle Mafia, Aug 8, 2009.


  1. Beagle Mafia

    Beagle Mafia Guest

    Buster has eaten a whole tea bag (normal style no drawstring etc)

    Will he be OK? contacted the vet and been told he needs a jab within 30 minutes to vomit it up but after travelling to vet its past that time so is too late. The vet said he should pass it within 24 hours but if he doesn't will need surgery - has annyone got any experience of this. The little devil swallowed it in one there was no way of stopping him!
     
  2. rona

    rona Guest

    Found this

    caffeine is harmful to dogs Caffeine (from coffee, coffee grounds, tea, or tea bags) stimulates the central nervous and cardiac systems, and can cause vomiting, restlessness, heart palpitations, and even death within hours.

    I think the death thing applies to loads of tea, have read a few other peoples experiences and the dogs have been fine
     
  3. davehyde

    davehyde Banned

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    was it used or unused?

    a used one has most of the stuff out of it.
     
  4. Beagle Mafia

    Beagle Mafia Guest

    used - he seems fine I suppose we just have to keep a close eye on him. The vet said it should get pooed out within 24 hours but vomitting it up would be the safest option - it had to be injected within 30 minutes and was too late.
     
  5. davehyde

    davehyde Banned

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    just keep your eye on him, how big is he? the bigger the better i should imagine.

    i think he should be fine tbh. dogs eat worse than that when they split open bin bags lol.
     
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