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Uncooked dough can be fatal for dogs as it continues to rise and expand in their stomach. This causes bloating and can result in gastric-dilatation volvulus (GDV), which is a fatal twisting of the stomach.
As the yeast ferments, it also produces carbon dioxide and alcohol which can be absorbed into the bloodstream. This can cause dangerous drops in blood sugar, blood pressure, body temperature and potentially seizures.Mabel was rushed to the local emergency vet in Tunbridge Wells, Kent where vets induced sickness to bring up the food.
READ MORE:Prince Harry 'seen at Heathrow' as he flies back to UKMabel nearly died after eating uncooked pizza. (Image: Gail Chalmers)Mabel's owners Lucy and Claire were testing out their new pizza oven. (Image: Gail Chalmers) Love dogs? (Image: Getty)Join our brand new website TeamDogs now.When you get there, make sharing a picture of your dog in our Top Dogs feed your very brilliant first job.Maybe when you've done that, leave a recommendation to help fellow dog owners in the TeamDogs community.Thanks to the life-saving treatment, Mabel made a full recovery.Lucy and Claire have spoken out to warn other pet owners. Lucy said: “Since we got Mabel we have been really vigilant with things like onions and garlic which could harm her but I never expected a bit of yeast could be so tricky.
No, it’s not just to make themselves look adorable. Dogs curl up in a ball when they sleep due to an age-old instinct to keep themselves warm and protect their abdomen and vital organs from predators.
“It was undoubtedly the most expensive pizza we have ever had, but the main thing was making sure that Mabel was safe.
“We couldn’t bear it if anything happened to her. She has become such a big part of our lives already.
“The night we got back from the vets you could tell Mabel was feeling a bit sorry for herself and she kept giving us the ‘feed me please’ eyes.“But by the next morning, she was pretty much back to normal – running around crazy, burying things down the sofa and playing with the squeaky Santa toy she got for Christmas.”
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Celebrate Your Pet at Every Age. Everyone loves a new puppy or kitten, says Dr. Becker. “They’re wildly kinetic, and humorous. An older pet is thinner, bonier. Their coats aren’t as soft, they might have bad breath.” But, like people, a pet’s needs change with age. They may be less active, preferring a leisurely stroll to a rollicking tug-of-war. “Our old retriever, who’s blind, still wants to retrieve.” Adapting to their changing needs will ensure your old friend remains a healthy and happy member of your family.
She said: “The thing about yeast, which is what gives bread its fluffiness, is that it is a living organism and, if swallowed by a dog, it continues to expand and that can cause serious health issues. Even small amounts can be dangerous.
“Mabel was a lovely little character and we were pleased to be able to help her. We are also glad to hear the incident didn’t totally ruin Claire’s birthday.”