On November 23rd Beau’s mom was making homemade dinner rolls for Thanksgiving, her dog Beau jumped on the table and ate some raw dough while it was rising. At about 1:30 the next morning, she heard him howling and crying once he was let out of his create he was stumbling and fell over. His mom took him outside, and he was pacing and circling. He usually jumps on her bed without any trouble, and he couldn’t make it. She couldn’t figure out what was wrong, after recalling that he had eaten raw dough the night before, she did a little research and learned that raw bread dough consumption is toxic for dogs. His mom then rushed him to the Animal Emergency Clinic of St. Petersburg (AEC).
Beau arrived at the AEC at around 2:30 in the morning, where the attending doctor performed a full physical exam. She discussed the complications with bread dough ingestion, including ethanol toxicity and gastrointestinal issues that occasionally requires surgical removal. After taking x-rays of Beau, it was determined that his liver was mildly elongated, and his stomach contained gas, fluid, and opaque material. The radiographs showed that his small intestines were enlarged, containing segments of fluid and gas as well as the opaque material. The doctor concluded that the opaque material was likely to be the bread dough and that he did not require surgery and it will pass on its own. It was recommended to Beau’s mom that he be hospitalized at the Animal Emergency Clinic where the team could administer IV fluids, perform regular blood work and take additional radiographs to assess his electrolytes and organ function and monitor the passage of the material.