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Hello. Thanks for writing in. My name is***** and I would be happy to help you. I am not set up to do phone calls but would be happy to answer any questions you do have online. If she didn't swallow the battery, chances are that she will be fine. The biggest concern with ingesting batteries is that acid is corrosive to the stomach lining and can cause severe ulcerations, even a perforation. With full battery ingestion, veterinary attention is absolutely necessary, there is nothing you can do at home. If she just bit into the battery, she should be okay. The concern would be more corrosion around the mouth. If you don't see any sores or redness, she will probably be fine. Rinsing the mouth out is a good idea. You can repeat that. It would be a good idea to give her a little milk as well. The basic property of milk can help to neutralize the any acid. Warning, it may cause some diarrhea, especially if she is lactose intolerant like so many dogs are. If you notice any pain or sores associated with the mouth, or if she is vomiting, has bloody stool or not eating; I would see if there are any open or emergency vets in your area. I am not sure if there are any in Pakistan. You can even call around to see if any vets make house calls. Giving something like Pepcid (or equivalent brand in Pakistan) can't hurt. 2.5mg per 5-10 lbs of body weight daily is typical dose and is usually safe for dogs. Please let me know if you have any other questions or concerns. Hope this helps.
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