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I think she possibly got a hold of caffeine and i literally have no money to take her to the vet

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These symptoms can include restlessness, hyperactivity, rapid breathing, heart palpitations, muscle tremors, and seizures. In severe cases, it can be life-threatening.

If you suspect your dog has ingested caffeine, it's important to monitor her closely for any of the symptoms mentioned. Since you've indicated that you're unable to visit a vet, here are some steps you can take at home:

Firstly, try to determine how much caffeine your dog may have ingested and what the source was. This information can be crucial if symptoms worsen and you need to seek emergency care, as it will help the veterinary team with their treatment plan.

Provide your dog with a quiet and comfortable space to rest, away from any noise or disturbances that could exacerbate her symptoms. Ensure she has access to fresh water, as hydration is important, especially if she is experiencing vomiting or diarrhea.

Do not attempt to induce vomiting unless specifically instructed by a professional, as this can sometimes cause more harm than good.

Keep a close watch on your dog for any escalation in symptoms. If she begins to exhibit severe restlessness, an increased heart rate that you can feel when placing your hand on her chest, seizures, or collapse, these are signs that she needs immediate veterinary attention, even if financial constraints are a concern. In such cases, contact animal charities or organizations that may offer financial assistance for emergency veterinary care.

If your dog's symptoms are mild and she is otherwise behaving normally, continue to monitor her for the next 24 hours, as caffeine can have a long half-life in dogs and symptoms can persist.

If you have any additional questions, please don't hesitate to come back to us! Thank you.