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My 15 yr. old Cairn terrier took 3 licks from a watering can

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My 15 yr. old Cairn terrier took 3 licks from a watering can of mirical grow plant fertelizer.
is this poisonous? What should I do?
Thank You,
Michael
Submitted: 5 months ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. B. replied 5 months ago.

Hello & welcome, I am Dr. B, a licensed veterinarian and I would like to help you with your wee one today.

In regards ***** ***** question, this is not toxic in small doses. So, if anything we could see a bit of stomach upset and diarrhea if your lad had a few laps if anything at all.

Therefore, all you need to do here would be to rinse his mouth out with cool water to remove any residue. Afterwards, to counter any GI upset you can consider feeding a light diet option for a few days. Examples of an easily digestible diet include cooked white rice with boiled chicken, boiled white fish, scrambled egg, or meat baby food (as long as its free from garlic or onion powder). Ideally, we want to offer this as small frequent meals to keep the stomach settled.

Further to this, if we see any hints of nausea, then we can also treat with an OTC antacid like Pepcid (More Info/Dose @ http://www.petplace.com/article/drug-library/library/over-the-counter/famotidine-pepcid) or Zantac (More Info/Dose @ http://www.petplace.com/article/drug-library/library/over-the-counter/ranitidine-hcl-zantac). These are usually given 20 minutes before offering food to allow absorption and of course you want to double check with your vet before use if your wee one has any know health issues or is on any medications you haven't mentioned. But otherwise we'd expect no serious issue with this small dose.

Best wishes,

Dr. B.

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