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My 50 lb standard poodle chewed open and consumed an entire

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my 50 lb standard poodle chewed open and consumed an entire bottle of Dasaquin
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. Strange behavior is often perplexing. I'm sure the Veterinarian can help you. What is the standard poodle's name and age?
Customer: RosaMina is 10 years old
JA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about RosaMina?
Customer: no, she's perfectly healthy
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Submitted: 9 months ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Peter replied 9 months ago.

Welcome and thanks for asking your question. My name is***** am a licensed veterinarian. I am 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- Did she eat any part of the bottle?

Customer: replied 9 months ago.
no, she just chewed it
Expert:  Dr. Peter replied 9 months ago.

Please give me a few minutes to type your answer. Thank you.

Customer: replied 9 months ago.
she is a robust, thriving 50 lb standard poodle with no health issues
Expert:  Dr. Peter replied 9 months ago.

Friend, single overdoses of dasuquin as you describe usually are not life threatening, at worst the dog may experience vomiting or diarrhea otherwise they are fine. I would recommend you observe her for the next 24 hours, if she develops vomiting/diarrhea this is what you can do:

1- Do not give things like Pepto Bismol or imodium. Start her on Pepcid AC (famotidine) 10mg tablet every 12 hours for 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 her 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 she continues to vomit after doing the above she will need to be seen by your family veterinarian for a hands on examination.

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Customer: replied 9 months ago.
I'll call my Vet first thing in the morning as this stock response is lacking
Expert:  Dr. Peter replied 9 months ago.

I am sorry, do you have additional questions.