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I'm sorry to hear that your dog ate the iron packet. How much does he weigh?
I think about 40 lbs.
ok very good
Luckily these types of freshness packets do not pose a huge threat
Ingestion of a small amount of iron can cause some vomiting 1-6 hours after ingestion but is usually self-limiting
I would not expect any other issues
You can give your dog Pepcid AC 10 mg tablet: 1/2 tablet this evening to help settle his stomach
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Can we feed him now? It is usually at this time. The incident happened at about 3:30 p.m. CST today. My wife says he just had a normal stool.
I would probably only feed a small meal at this time. Understanding that he could become nauseous and we would want to limit the amount of food in his stomach that could come back up.
Thank you. You have been very helpful.
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