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Welcome and thanks for asking your question. My name is***** am a licensed veterinarian. I am happy to answer your question today. First I need to ask you a few questions so that I can be well informed and give you the best advice.
1- How long has it been since he ate the psyllium?
2- How much does he weigh?
3- Is he lethargic?
Friend, the psyllium is not going to be toxic. But, as you already know it will cause really bad diarrhea. This is what you can do:
1- Do not give things like Pepto Bismol or imodium. Start them on Pepcid AC (famotidine) 10mg tablet every 12 hours for the next 2-3 days. You can buy Pepcid AC over the counter in any pharmacy.
2- No food or water for 8-12 hours. Need to give their gastrointestinal tract time to rest. Keep them indoors; no running or playing when fasting.
3- After 8-12 hours offer a small amount of water. Wait half hour, if no vomiting, offer small amount of rice (50%) and boiled boneless chicken or ground beef (50%) 4-6 times a day. Keep on this diet for several days then wean into regular diet.
4- If no improvement within 24 hours of doing the above I would have them seen by your family veterinarian for a hands on examination. If any of them becomes lethargic, pale gums, anorexic, etc. have him or her checked immediately by a veterinarian.Please do not forget to rate my answer - I hope you found it to be excellent. If there’s more I can do, please use the reply tab and let me know. It’s my goal to provide you with excellent service." Thank you for your business and I hope to work with you again soon!Dr. Peter