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Matthew
November 17th 06, 07:13 PM
There'll be many cooks in the kitchen next Thursday—but don't spoil your pet
by giving him bread dough. According to veterinarians at the ASPCA Animal
Poison Control Center (APCC), when bread dough is ingested, an animal's body
heat causes the dough to rise in the stomach. As alcohol is produced during
the rising process, the dough expands. Pets who've eaten bread dough may
experience abdominal pain, bloat, vomiting, disorientation and depression.
Take the case of the Labrador retriever who ingested several rolls that his
pet parent had placed on the oven to rise. The owner didn't think much of
this, and was more upset that the dog ate part of the holiday feast. But a
few hours later, the owner noticed that the dog looked very lethargic. It
wasn't long before the canine was reluctant to move and was retching.

As the symptoms intensified, the owner brought him to an emergency clinic,
which contacted the APCC. Unfortunately, the dog's stomach was so severely
distended that the only option at the time was to surgically remove the
dough; he was also treated for alcohol toxicosis, caused by fermentation of
the dough. The Labrador was kept at the clinic for the weekend and recovered
completely.

Although this dog had ingested quite a bit of dough, an animal needs to eat
only a small amount to cause a problem, because bread dough can rise to many
times its size. Take care not to let Fluffy or Fido in the kitchen
unsupervised when you're baking this holiday season—especially if you've got
a professional chowhound who's always on the lookout for food.

In addition to offering poison prevention tips online, the APCC also runs an
emergency hotline—(888) 426-4435—that provides round-the-clock telephone
assistance.





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Stormin Mormon
November 20th 06, 01:55 PM
http://www.penrithvet.com.au/
This web site mentions bread dough and dogs. Though it would likely be
the same with cats.

http://www.neatorama.com/images/2006-05/dwallibee-fat-cat.jpg
Here is a picture of a cat who appears to be suffering bread dough
poisoning.

http://scribalterror.blogs.com/scribal_terror/images/fatcat.jpg
Here is a kitty who has probably been eating too much eggroll dough.

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"Matthew" > wrote in message
...
There'll be many cooks in the kitchen next Thursday-but don't spoil
your pet
by giving him bread dough. According to veterinarians at the ASPCA
Animal
Poison Control Center (APCC), when bread dough is ingested, an
animal's body
heat causes the dough to rise in the stomach. As alcohol is produced
during
the rising process, the dough expands. Pets who've eaten bread dough
may
experience abdominal pain, bloat, vomiting, disorientation and
depression.
Take the case of the Labrador retriever who ingested several rolls
that his
pet parent had placed on the oven to rise. The owner didn't think much
of
this, and was more upset that the dog ate part of the holiday feast.
But a
few hours later, the owner noticed that the dog looked very lethargic.
It
wasn't long before the canine was reluctant to move and was retching.

As the symptoms intensified, the owner brought him to an emergency
clinic,
which contacted the APCC. Unfortunately, the dog's stomach was so
severely
distended that the only option at the time was to surgically remove
the
dough; he was also treated for alcohol toxicosis, caused by
fermentation of
the dough. The Labrador was kept at the clinic for the weekend and
recovered
completely.

Although this dog had ingested quite a bit of dough, an animal needs
to eat
only a small amount to cause a problem, because bread dough can rise
to many
times its size. Take care not to let Fluffy or Fido in the kitchen
unsupervised when you're baking this holiday season-especially if
you've got
a professional chowhound who's always on the lookout for food.

In addition to offering poison prevention tips online, the APCC also
runs an
emergency hotline-(888) 426-4435-that provides round-the-clock
telephone
assistance.





http://www.aspca.org/site/PageServer?pagename=media_newsalert111706&JServSessionIdr011=grlqf81ba1.app17b#1

mlbriggs
November 20th 06, 06:36 PM
On Mon, 20 Nov 2006 13:55:58 +0000, Stormin Mormon wrote:

> http://www.penrithvet.com.au/
> This web site mentions bread dough and dogs. Though it would likely be
> the same with cats.
>
> http://www.neatorama.com/images/2006-05/dwallibee-fat-cat.jpg
> Here is a picture of a cat who appears to be suffering bread dough
> poisoning.
>
> http://scribalterror.blogs.com/scribal_terror/images/fatcat.jpg
> Here is a kitty who has probably been eating too much eggroll dough.


Either that, or they swallowed balloons. MLB