Q. My 5 lb miniature pinscher ate 22 dentastix and vomited. What should I do?
DESTINI R. HOLLOWAY, DVM
A. Most likely your pet is going to have an upset stomach for a couple of days (vomiting and possible diarrhea). You can help her out by giving her some supportive over the counter products:
1) Famotidine(Pepcid AC)- 0.5-1mg/kg every 12 hrs
2) PeptoBismol - 0.5-1mg/kg every 24 hrs
3) Bland diet- boiled chicken and rice or cottage cheese OR Purina EN Gastrointestinal
4) Electrolyte and hydration - Pedialyte
All these are suggested at giving for a full 7 consecutive days. If after 24-48 hrs there is no improvement you may need stronger medication from your vet. And of course, no more dentastix! : )