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My 8 month old daschund ate 1 or 2 gummy bears yesterday. He

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My 8 month old daschund ate 1 or 2 gummy bears yesterday. He has now vomited twice, won't eat but will drink. He's wincing and just laying around. Can I give him a laxative to help him clear the gummy bears?
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Customer: No that's it. He was acting completely normal yesterday prior to eating the gummy bear
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Submitted: 3 months ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Peter replied 3 months ago.

Welcome! Thanks for asking your question. My name is***** am a licensed veterinarian and I will be assisting you today. First I need to ask you a few questions so that I can be well informed and give you the best advice.

1- How much does he weigh?

Customer: replied 3 months ago.
He is 8 lbs
Expert:  Dr. Peter replied 3 months ago.

Friend, if is/was vomiting it is best not to give a laxative. Plus it is not likely for the gummy bears to become obstructed in the gastrointestinal tract. This is what you can try:

1- Do not give things like Pepto Bismol or imodium. Start him on Pepcid AC (famotidine) 10mg 1/4 tablet every 12 hours for the next 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 his gastrointestinal tract time to rest. Keep him indoors in a cool room when fasting.

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 he continues to vomit or not willing to eat after doing the above he will need to be seen by your family veterinarian for a hands on examination.

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