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My dog ate weeks old raw mince with flys and all sorts of

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My dog ate weeks old raw mince with flys and all sorts of things in there will he be ok ? Any suggestions ?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. B. replied 1 year ago.

Hello & welcome, I am Dr. B, a licensed veterinarian & I would like to help you with your wee one today.

How long ago did he eat this?

Approximately how much did he eat?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Like 40 minutes ago and maybe a large handful , I washed his mouth out with water and fed him half a kg of fresh raw chicken , he's all sweet as we speak but I'm stressing a little
Expert:  Dr. B. replied 1 year ago.

Thank you,

While this won't have been very nice for him to eat, the only real risk is whether he has inadvertently eaten any nasty bacteria that could upset his gut.

Now if he had this only 40 minutes ago, we could choose to induce vomiting and get all this back up and out of the stomach. If you wanted to do this, you can induce vomiting at home by administering 3% hydrogen peroxide orally at a dose of 1ml per pound. (2 teaspoons per 10 pounds of body weight). You can give it via dropper, syringe, turkey baster – we just want to get it in. After giving this orally, move the abdomen around or get your wee one walking about to get things mixing. This should usually lead to vomiting. If it is unsuccessful after 10 minutes then it can be repeated twice more. And if we still have no vomiting, then you'd need to consider whether you wanted to have your local vet (or ER vet) give apomorphine (a very strong injectable emetic) to just get this out of the stomach.

Otherwise, we'd just want to use supportive care for the next few days to offset any GI upset here. To do so, you can put him on an OTC antacid like:

* Pepcid (More Info/Dose @http://www.petplace.com/article/drug-library/library/over-the-counter/famotidine-pepcid)
*Zantac (More Info/Dose @ http://www.petplace.com/article/drug-library/library/over-the-counter/ranitidine-hcl-zantac)

* Tagamet (More Info/Dose Here @ http://www.petplace.com/article/drug-library/library/over-the-counter/cimetidine-hcl-tagamet)
Whichever you choose, we’d give this 20 minutes before offering food to allow absorption. Of course, do double check with your vet if he has a known health issues or is on any medications you haven't mentioned.

Afterwards a light diet is best. His chicken is fine though we'll usually use cooked white rice with boiled chicken, boiled white fish, cottage cheese, or scrambled eggs (made with water and not milk). There are also OTC vet diets that can be used (ie Hill’s I/D or Royal Canin’s sensitivity) too. The aim of these diets is that they will be better tolerated/absorbed by the compromised gut (and by being boiled its already partly broken down for the gut). Therefore, it should get more nutrients in and result in less GI upset. As long as improvement is being seen, I usually advise continuing this until the signs are settled, and then weaning him slowly back to his normal diet.

Overall, this isn't a high risk situation. The flies and maggots will just be extra protein but we could see GI upset with vomiting or diarrhea if there are gut unfriendly bacteria present. So, we can induce vomiting to try and purge his stomach just now. Otherwise, we'd want to just use supportive care to keep his stomach settled over the next 48 hours.

All the best,

Dr. B.

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