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German shepard ate small pack 15 oreo cookies,has

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german shepard ate small pack 15 oreo cookies,has diarrihea,vomiting,kept table food down but threw up dog food also threw up some grass. he is 8months old weight 70 lbs.what can i do? or how long for it to get out of his body.can I give him some pepto?
Submitted: 3 months ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  PitRottMommy replied 3 months ago.

Thanks for your question, June.

I would avoid pepto and use pepcid instead. The instructions for this usage are below:

There are a few things that can be done at home to help make a pet with a stomach upset feel better. The first thing is to administer a dose of regular pepcid (famotidine) every 12-24 hours. You will want to give 0.5mg/pound of body weight (a 10# ***** would receive 5mg, a 5# ***** would receive 2.5mg, etc). For this, you can buy the brand name Pepcid, or you can use the cheaper, off-brand “famotidine” that’s available. Either will be useful.

2 hours following a dose of famotidine, the time needed for the medication to begin working, you can offer a bland diet. To make this, you’ll combine white or brown rice, boneless, skinless chicken breast and sufficient water for cooking in a stock pot. Boil on medium until it turns to mush and the breast is easily flaked. To avoid more nausea, start with small amounts to begin with and offer the amount every 2-4 hours. A few teaspoons to start is typically sufficient and you can work your way up every 2-4 hours in incremental increases until you’re sure no vomiting will be seen.

If this does not result in the improvements you’re wanting, it may be necessary to have your companion examined by a veterinarian and injectable medications for nausea administered. I’m particularly a big fan of Cerenia for vomiting as it tends to work quickly, does a great job and works for a full 24 hours. The increased fiber should help with the diarrhea and the bland diet should cut back on the nausea, as well.

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Expert:  PitRottMommy replied 3 months ago.

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