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I was sorting through Halloween candy for Friday night when I accidentally dropped a caramel. Menolly picked it up, ran off with it, and gulped it down.


It doesn't have any chocolate in it, but I'm still uneasy. Should i be worried. Will anything happen to her (besides a brief sugar rush)? The piece was small; less than an inch square, but it did have a cellophane wrapper.
 

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I think she'll be fine. I don't think caramel is harmful. My dachshund ate about 5 pieces out of a bowl of Hershey's candy and he was ok even though it was chocolate. I was scared to death.
 

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I am sure she will be fine. Maggie has eaten an occasional piece of wrapped candy. I got a call from my daughter one day while I was working. She said that Maggie ate a chocolate kiss and would she be ok. I asked how many and she replied one. I said that Maggie would be fine. There was long pause and my daughter said, how about the foil it was wrapped in.
 

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I'm sure she will be fine. We used to have candies out on our coffee table (Werthers and/or Campinos) until we realized that Popcorn was going there from time to time and eating them... not enough that we really noticed they were going, but just every once in a while when she would get a hankerin'. She never had any ill effects, but once we figured that it we no longer keep candies out on the coffee table!
 

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Carmel she will be fine with. My Maggie likes Wintergreen lifesavers. She has even learned how to take the wrapper off...
 

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So was she fine?
I left a bunch of candy in a bowl on a chair next to the front door after Halloween last year. Charlie the lab does not eat any food other than his own. You can leave food on the floor, go out, and come back and it'll still be there. However, I left the Halloween candy in that bowl for about two weeks. We would grab a piece on the way out sort of thing. Well, one night we all came home, opened the door and saw wrappers littering the place. I guess two weeks is Charlie's max, the temptation was too much. He had Skittles, Starbursts, Tootsie Pops, you name it. There was no chocolate in the bowl, (us humans had already eaten it all). There were lollipop sticks everywhere. About two days later, we all came home, opened the door, and the smell... well, you can imagine. Poor Charlie had about four accidents in the house, bless his heart.
This year, the candy is out of sight and behind closed doors - we learnt our lesson. Never put candy at head height in a house where there are dogs.
 

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Our candy is in a box on top of the refrigerator. As far as I can tell, Tucker has not learned how to use a ladder yet and we keep those in the garage.

That is a horrible thought, a beagle with a ladder. Access to everything. The pantry would have to be under lock and key.
 
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