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What should I do if my dog ate the iron freshness packet in

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What should I do if my dog ate the iron freshness packet in hormel turkey pepperoni?

Dr Aaron :

Hello this is Dr. Aaron

Dr Aaron :

I'm sorry to hear that your dog ate the iron packet. How much does he weigh?

Dr Aaron :

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Customer:

I think about 40 lbs.

Dr Aaron :

ok very good

Dr Aaron :

Luckily these types of freshness packets do not pose a huge threat

Dr Aaron :

Ingestion of a small amount of iron can cause some vomiting 1-6 hours after ingestion but is usually self-limiting

Dr Aaron :

I would not expect any other issues

Dr Aaron :

You can give your dog Pepcid AC 10 mg tablet: 1/2 tablet this evening to help settle his stomach

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Customer:

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.

Dr Aaron :

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.

Customer:

Thank you. You have been very helpful.

Dr Aaron :

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