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My dog got a package of anti gas pills there are 4-5 missing

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My dog got a package of anti gas pills there are 4-5 missing not sure if any were missing before got them she weights about 42 pounds.
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Altman replied 11 months ago.

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Can you please give me the primary ingredient (active) of the pills, how long ago this might have happened, and the mg of the pills?

Thank you

Expert:  Dr. Altman replied 11 months ago.

Luckily these medications are not toxic to dogs if ingested and have a wide margin of safety. These products are often used to treat some conditions in dogs and the primary active ingredient is Simethicone which only has gastrointestinal disruption as a side effect. To help your dog prevent any irritation or diarrhea, add 1-2 teaspoons of canned pumpkin to each meal for the next few days. Canned pumpkin (not spiced) will help soothe the intestinal tract and is a natural remedy for both diarrhea and constipation.

If for any reason you notice any unusual symptoms in your dog, contact his regular veterinarian to rule out more serious conditions.
If the active ingredient is simethicone, it is difficult to overdose and is not likely to have any persisting effects.

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Expert:  Dr. Altman replied 11 months ago.

Good morning I wanted to check in on you and Gabi to see how she is doing after possibly ingesting the anti gas medication. Did she have any issues last night after you asked your question? I would love an update when you are able...
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Expert:  Dr. Altman replied 11 months ago.

Good afternoon, I am curious if there were any changes to Gabi after ingesting the anti gas medication last week? I would love an update when you are able...
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