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My dog ate efferdent plus (approx 8 tablets). What should i

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My dog ate efferdent plus (approx 8 tablets). What should i do?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  CriticalCareVet replied 2 years ago.

CriticalCareVet :

Welcome to JustAnswer! I am a licensed veterinarian and would be glad to help!

CriticalCareVet :

When did this happen?

CriticalCareVet :

How is your dog acting now?

Customer:

Happened while I was at work. He seems fine now. But there were about 6-7 piles of vomit in my living room when I walked in

CriticalCareVet :

That would be what I would expect - gastrointestinal signs,.

Customer:

Probably 3-4 hours ago

Customer:

These tablets have bleach and other harmful chemicals, right? What else should I do?

CriticalCareVet :

Bleach is not toxic in regards XXXXX XXXXX damage, it is more stomach upset as you are seeing.

CriticalCareVet :

Common therapies to consider for this ingestion include:

1) A bland diet such as boiled chicken and rice (2/3 rice and 1/3 chicken).

2) With diarrhea, higher fiber diets such as Hill’s W/D or even adding a fiber source such as bran or canned pumpkin (not pumpkin pie filling) to the normal diet to increase the fiber content to help firm up the stool.

3) Famotidine (Pepcid A/C) - LINK HERE

Customer:

Okay. So he isn't poisoned to the point where he'll need a vet?

CriticalCareVet :

Correct - this is not a life threatening posions.

CriticalCareVet :

*poison

Customer:

Okay....phew

CriticalCareVet :

We have to watch for vomiting - as that can lead to dehydration - and that should be evaluated by a vet.

CriticalCareVet :

But otherwise this is not a kidney toxin for example.

CriticalCareVet :

I hope this is helpful!!!

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Customer:

Seems like he is done vomiting. At least I think he is. He may eat grass once I take him outside though.

CriticalCareVet :

Sometimes in these cases, even if the cause is just an upset stomach, it is hard to give them medications by mouth as they can vomit that back up before it has a chance to be absorbed and work.

For this reason, if the vomiting continues, sometimes even a short veterinary visit, subcutaneous fluids for hydration and injections for nausea can be enough to stop the cycle of vomiting, help them feel better, and then give you a chance to continue oral medications at home and supportive care to help resolve the issue.

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