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Q. My 5 lb miniature pinscher ate 22 dentastix and vomited. What should I do?

Answered By
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

1lb=2.2kg

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! : )


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