Ask a Dog Vet and Get Answers to Your Dog Veterinary Questions
Welcome and thanks for asking your question. My name is***** am a licensed veterinarian. I am currently not set up to make a live call. But, I am happy to answer your question on this thread. First I need to ask you a few questions so that I can be well informed and give you the best advice.
1- It was just ham no bone, correct?
2- How much does your dog weigh?
Give me a few minutes to type your answer. Thank you.
Friend, unlikely for the ham to be a problem at worst they may develop mild gastrointestinal symptoms like vomiting or diarrhea. Less likely we can see pancreatitis with some cases of dietary indiscretion.
I would recommend you keep an eye on them for the next 24 hours. If they develop vomiting or diarrhea this is what you can do:
1- Do not give things like Pepto Bismol or imodium. Start them on Pepcid AC (famotidine) 10mg 1/4 tablet for the smaller dog a whole tablet for the bigger dog 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.
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 they continue to vomit after doing the above they will need to be seen by your family veterinarian for a hands on examination.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