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My 12 week old puppy ate about 2 cups of some very spoiled

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my 12 week old puppy ate about 2 cups of some very spoiled meat drippings from a bbq pit. What should I do? she seems fine , but we are worried. It really stinks.
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Gary replied 11 months ago.

Hello. Thanks for the question.

The most you're likely to see here is some mild GI upset- vomiting/ diarrhea.

If you notice any vomiting, you can pick up an over the counter antacid like Pepcid (Famotidine) and give 5 mg every 12 hours, as needed.

If you notice any diarrhea, you can add 1-2 teaspoons of canned pumpkin or sweet potato baby food to her feedings. This is a good source of fiber to help with soft stools in dogs.

Other than that, she should be fine and I wouldn't expect anything serious to come from this. Worst case scenario would be a mold toxicity. If you notice muscle tremors or seizures, then I would get her to a vet for more aggressive care. Even then, 12-24 hours on IV fluids and muscle relaxants usually resolves these guys.

I hope this helps, let me know if you have any other questions.

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
thank you very much, I guess we will be suffering from the puppy's bad breath
Expert:  Dr. Gary replied 11 months ago.

You're welcome.

Add a toothbrush, and you're all good!

Expert:  Dr. Gary replied 11 months ago.

I'm just following up on our conversation about Gretle. How is everything going?

Dr. Gary