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1- How much does your dog weigh?
2- Any vomiting?
3- Is he currently on any medications?There may be a slight delay between your follow ups and my replies as I type out a thorough reply for you.
Friend, as you already know the concern with ingestion of the content of the battery is the possibility of ulceration of the gastrointestinal tract from the acid. Giving him milk was a great idea. I would also start him on Pepcid AC (famotidine) 10mg every 12 hours for 1 week. Observe him for the next few days, if he becomes lethargic, anorexic, vomiting, abdominal discomfort, etc. have him checked by family veterinarian, otherwise he will be fine. Do Not give things like Pepto Bismol. You can buy Pepcid AC over the counter in any pharmacy.
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