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    I got home last night and my husband doesn't tell me until we are getting ready for bed that Fezzik ate about a 1 inch raw onion from a sandwich. Even though we never feed him from our plate except maybe the occasional raw fruit or veg he has taken to launching himself towards us while we eat. I woke up and there is bile/throw up on the floor with a tinge of blood. He has no signs of fever or lethargy and his gums look fine. His breathing is normal too. So as I watch him I debate on whether I should take him to the vet. Are there any thoughts on the matter? The normal vet isn't open yet and he's not showing adverse signs other than vomitting once during the night.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KimDe View Post
    I got home last night and my husband doesn't tell me until we are getting ready for bed that Fezzik ate about a 1 inch raw onion from a sandwich. Even though we never feed him from our plate except maybe the occasional raw fruit or veg he has taken to launching himself towards us while we eat. I woke up and there is bile/throw up on the floor with a tinge of blood. He has no signs of fever or lethargy and his gums look fine. His breathing is normal too. So as I watch him I debate on whether I should take him to the vet. Are there any thoughts on the matter? The normal vet isn't open yet and he's not showing adverse signs other than vomitting once during the night.
    I would call an emergency vet NOW… this is what I found when I googled it...
    Onions contain an ingredient called thiosulphate which is toxic to cats and dogs. The ingestion ofonions causes a condition called hemolytic anemia, which is characterized by damage to the red blood cells. Onion toxicity can cause the red blood cells circulating through your pet's body to burst.

    I honestly don't know anything about dogs eating onions, but better safe than sorry… keep us posted!!!

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    OMG, hopefully he did not eat enough to do any real damage. I agree with tracey and would call emergency vet right away. Although, when I thought I overdosed Brutus on his prozac, I called the emergency vet first and they were urging me to bring him in for fluids and a whole workup with a possible overnight stay. Ok, of course I would have done it in a heartbeat, but I calmed down for a minute, called poison control and two vets on staff there assured me he was not even close to a theraputic dose at 40mg and it would take almost triple that amount to really be dangerous to him. I decided to wait and he was absolutely fine, no ill effects at all. So before the emergency vet tries to bilk you of a chunk of change, call poison control.
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    Totally agree with a call to vet or poison control.... I know with chocolate it depends in how much and weight of dog, but onions I'm nit sure


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    The younger vet at my clinic didn't think the quantity was enough to worry about. They are also checking with the other vet.

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    Over the years, mine have eaten a piece or two every now and then when it hits the floor and never an issue. Hoss used to munch on the wild onion grass in the field behind our home with no problems...that actually IMPROVED his breath.
    I cannot speak for how much it would take to cause a serious problem but I would wait and see and be very watchful for any symptoms for the next 48 hours.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2BullyMama View Post
    ... I know with chocolate it depends in how much and weight of dog...
    And, I'm told that dark chocolate is much worse than milk chocolate

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    Vet said dose to worry about is >5g/kg weight of dog for onion.

    As far as chocolate, the dark chocolate is worse because it contains more cocoa whereas the milk is watered/milked down and white chocolate really doesn't have any cocoa (so it's not really chocolate but more cream).

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    Quote Originally Posted by KimDe View Post
    Vet said dose to worry about is >5g/kg weight of dog for onion.

    As far as chocolate, the dark chocolate is worse because it contains more cocoa whereas the milk is watered/milked down and white chocolate really doesn't have any cocoa (so it's not really chocolate but more cream).
    OK GOOD… I didn't mean to scare you, but when you said a little red in the vomiting & I saw that on the internet I felt like you needed to call the vets.

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    Quote Originally Posted by oscarmayer View Post
    Over the years, mine have eaten a piece or two every now and then when it hits the floor and never an issue. Hoss used to munch on the wild onion grass in the field behind our home with no problems...that actually IMPROVED his breath.
    I cannot speak for how much it would take to cause a serious problem but I would wait and see and be very watchful for any symptoms for the next 48 hours.
    My dogs would eat wild onions too, it was so crazy… I guess they are safe?!! Lol

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    I am glad nothing serious happened and the Fezzsikmeister is okey dokey.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ddnene View Post
    OK GOOD… I didn't mean to scare you, but when you said a little red in the vomiting & I saw that on the internet I felt like you needed to call the vets.

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    My dogs would eat wild onions too, it was so crazy… I guess they are safe?!! Lol

    I was scared too when I googled it but vet wasn't too concerned.

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    My GS ate raw onions, milk chocolate and other things that is not allowed. Never bothered him. And was ffomed dropped pieces. I didnt give it.

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