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Mastiff Puppy ate 20 omeprazole 40mg capsules. What should

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Mastiff Puppy ate 20 omeprazole 40mg capsules. What should we do?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Altman replied 1 year ago.

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That is a lot of omeprazole! Although it likely will only result in gi upset (vomiting, diarrhea or constipation, reduced appetite, increased cramping/ gas), if your dog ingested this within the last hour then you can induce vomiting with 3% hydrogen peroxide 1 tsp per ten pounds then walk around to mix it in the stomach and agitate the lining. If no vomiting within 10-15 minutes it can be repeated once only in hopes of inducing vomiting.

If there is no vomiting then monitoring for signs of gi upset listed above, feeding smaller more frequent meals with white rice and lean meat such as boiled chicken as a precaution for a few days and if the gi upset does not resolve within 24 hours please seek veterinary attention. In addition, if he does not bring them up please have your veterinarian run some basic bloodwork on Monday since the medication is metabolized by the liver and kidneys to ensure there were no issues with metabolizing the medications...

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Expert:  Dr. Altman replied 1 year ago.
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