my 12 week old puppy 3-5 pounds chewed up one of my Nexium capsules and about 50% of the filler is gone but she did not swallow the pill. what can I do?
Type of Animal: lab terrier mix
Age: 12 weeks
Name of Dog: abby
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Was this a 20mg capsule?
no it was a 40 mg capsule
Thank you - that helps!Based on an estimate doses ingestion - this should cause nothing more than mild stomach upset - if anything, but based on the dose ingested it is most likely you will see no signs of illness at all.
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