As you may well have learned, aloe very is mild to moderately toxic to dogs. We commonly see vomiting, diarrhea, depression, refusal to eat or drink, etc.
It would be highly recommended to have him examined and treated by a vet, but I can also give you some things to try at home. With him being a small breed dog and one that is young, keeping his blood sugar up will be extremely important. To help with his symptoms, we can calm the stomach with pepcid and use a high fiber, bland diet to firm the stool.
The first step 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 visit any human pharmacy and buy the OTC 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 your companion requires a more palatable food, try adding in pureed baby food in chicken, turkey and similar flavors. If needed, use this exclusively and give via syringe, if needed. Avoid those that contain onion or garlic in the ingredient panel.
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