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Hi this is Dr. Gabby. Aspirating food is very serious as it causes pneumonia. He would need antibiotics and possible medication to remove fluid from the lungs. So you will definitely need to get a vet involved. Emergency clinics are open 24/7.
If he is wheezing, coughing, very lethargic, or his gums are pale I would take him to an emergency vet right now.
To help keep his blood sugar up, if he is vomiting and not eating, you can rub karo syrup or pancake syrup on his gums every few hours.
To help settle his stomach you can give him pepto bismol. 1/4 teaspoon per 2 pounds of puppy every 8 hours as needed.
Does that help? Do you have any additional questions?