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Our Bailey got into the doggie cabinet while we were out last night. He managed to tear open a small biscuit box that was mostly empty already. But also tore a hole in a large 5 pound bag of biscuits. We're not sure how many he had. When we got home he was a little more lathargic than usual. He's normally pretty laid back, but he seemed to be laying down even more. He then seemed to have a restless night, panting and crying at times all night. This morning he pooped 2x as much as normal at the door. He didn't make it outside. He pooped another good sized soft greenish poop on an afternoon walk. He's still been more lathargic today going slowly down the steps. He lightly squeals when we press against lower chest area. His appetite is still good. I can't think of anything else he injested. We're wondering if this is just afteraffects of overeating. We're not sure if we should take him to the vet or just keep an eye on him for a few days. The off and on panting bothers me as well as his tender underside. Can anyone provide advice or their experience?
 

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Just a few weeks ago Daisy got into her food and gorged herself. She never seemed to be in any pain but was definitely a little slower than normal. She was however still doing the potty stuff, drinking water, normal appetite. The day after she pooed a lot! I called the vet after she ate it and they said I could bring her in. It is possible that they can get blocked up, but after talking with them I decided to just keep an eye on her. She was, as I said, still going potty and acting fairly normal. I would say just keep an eye on him and make sure he's still drinking, etc. but it seems a little concerning that he's crying and seems sensitive. I would say give your vet a call and explain the situation, they would be able to tell you if they think he needs to go in for x-rays/check-up. But Daisy and I are sending prayers your way!

On a side note... could you weigh the 5lb biscuit bag and see how much he ate that way?
 

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Thanks. Only about a quarter to a third of the bag was left before he got into it. I should have mentioned that before. I couldn't remember exactly how much was in the bag before the invasion, so I don't know how much he had. The bag has a zip lock on it but he ripped a hole in the side to get them out. I'm worried that he may have eaten some plastic but the hole was small. I don't think he has a blockage since he's been pooping so much. His appetite seems normal too. Maybe he was just tired today from a restless night?
 

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My previous beagle Molly got into a 5lb. bag of cat food once and ate the entire bag. She also was very lethargic and bloated, and had diarrhea for two days. I took her to the vet to be checked, but he no treatment was necessary. I'm sure Bailey will be alright, but keep an eye on him for the next couple of days. I wonder what Ruby was doing while Baily was chowing down???
 

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I think she partook in the feeding frenzy too, judging from how much she pooped today. But not as much. She tends to not want to eat as much when home alone. It's funny how opposite they get when left alone. It's like they exchange spirits!
 

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I'd just keep an eye on'em. I guess her tummy ache might just be the over eating like when akid eats too much candy. Another idea is might he have eaten something other then the food something that could have caused pain going down? Just a thought, i'd just keep checkin the poo, give her some fiber, apples, pumpkin etc. to help firm up the poo.
 

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Cobi is a gourger too. Only he opens the refrigerator with his snout and eats whatever is available. We've started to tie the door shut, to the stove and the stove door to the shelves next to that. It works but only if someone remembers to take care of it.
When Cobi does that his belly is bloated and he lays on the couch and rather sighs and moans. It actually sounds like a very good thanksgiving dinner at the inlaws. But I can't help but wonder how much of what he eats will burst his stomach at some point. This time is was Chinese, and the water chestnuts didn't agree with him. We had two days of vomiting and diareha but he lived through it.
 
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