How JustAnswer Works:
  • Ask an Expert
    Experts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional Answer
    Via email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site.
    Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
    Rate the answer you receive.
Ask Dr. BJ Hughes Your Own Question
Dr. BJ Hughes
Dr. BJ Hughes, Cat Veterinarian
Category: Cat Veterinary
Satisfied Customers: 4794
Experience:  20+ years in feline medicine,surgery, and teaching. Special emphasis on educating owners.
31668627
Type Your Cat Veterinary Question Here...
Dr. BJ Hughes is online now
A new question is answered every 9 seconds

is baking soda bad for dogs

Resolved Question:

is baking soda bad for dogs?
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Cat Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. BJ Hughes replied 6 years ago.

Dr. BJ Hughes :

Hi there --

Dr. BJ Hughes :

Welcome to Just Answer.

Dr. BJ Hughes :

Did you dog ingest this ? or are you wondering how much they can ingest without a problem?

JACUSTOMER-bl41kk3m- :

Lulu ingested some gluten free cakes mix between 6:30 and 8:30 tonight, ingredients: rice flour, sugar, potato starch and leavening (baking soda, sodium acid pyrophosphate, monocalcium phosphate), xanthan gum and salt

Dr. BJ Hughes :

Do you have a rough idea how much of the mis she ate ? all of it, half, or less?

Dr. BJ Hughes :

And how long has it been since ingestion?

Dr. BJ Hughes :

How big is Lulu?

JACUSTOMER-bl41kk3m- :

maybe a quarter of a 15 oz box, this was two to four hours ago, and she's 17 lb. poodle mix. We've just been on a walk and she had a normal pee and poop

JACUSTOMER-bl41kk3m- :

She wasn't her normal excited, perky self about going on the walk

Dr. BJ Hughes :

She may be feeling a little bloated -- this may cause vomiting and/or diarrhea -- just due to a sudden change in diet --

Dr. BJ Hughes :

While baking soda can be toxic -- it would likely take a larger amount to cause true toxicity --and in looking through the other ingredients it is not likely that a pancreatitis would be triggered either.

Dr. BJ Hughes :

I would give Pepcid AC to reduce any bloating and ease the stomach acids -- http://www.walkervalleyvet.com/otc-meds.htm

Dr. BJ Hughes :

Here is a liknk to daosage

Dr. BJ Hughes :

(sorry -- dosage)

Dr. BJ Hughes :

and the other thing to give is pediolyte in place of water -- to prevent an y electrolyte depletion from the baking soda.

Dr. BJ Hughes :

Is she in good health otherwise?

JACUSTOMER-bl41kk3m- :

yes, she's just been to the vet a week ago, for a rabies, bortadella, etc.

Dr. BJ Hughes :

Very good --

JACUSTOMER-bl41kk3m- :

Is pepcid AC the same as generic famotadine (I'm not the best speller either)?

Dr. BJ Hughes :

Yes --

Dr. BJ Hughes :

The side effects that you may see that would warrant a vet visit would be ---

Dr. BJ Hughes :

Increased heart rate -- gums pale -- or panting excessively

Dr. BJ Hughes :

Distended abdomen -- or pain or discomfort in the abdomen.

JACUSTOMER-bl41kk3m- :

Great, so monitor, give pedialyte, and famotadine according to the link

Dr. BJ Hughes :

Yes -- and see your vet is any of the issues listed above happen. I would probably worry most about a bloating or distended abdomen -

Dr. BJ Hughes :

Minimal vomiting or diarrhea is to be expected -- if it goes beyond a couple of bouts -- or longer than 24 hours -- then a vet visit is warranted as well .

JACUSTOMER-bl41kk3m- :

Thanks so much Dr. BJ... I feel a little better now, probably better than Lulu

Dr. BJ Hughes :

You are most welcome.

Dr. BJ Hughes :

I hope this information helps!
_____________________________________________________________________
Please click "ACCEPT" if the information I have provided has been of help so I receive credit for my work. Bonuses are always welcome and appreciated. Thank you.
The above is given for information only. Although I am a licensed veterinarian, I cannot legally prescribe medicines or diagnose your pet's condition without performing a physical exam. If you have concerns about your pet I would highly advise contacting your regular veterinarian

Dr. BJ Hughes and 3 other Cat Veterinary Specialists are ready to help you