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Experience:  University of California at Davis graduate veterinarian with 44 years of experience
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We accidentally fed him twice this am and not sure what to

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We accidentally fed him twice this am and not sure what to do
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. What is the dog's name and age?
Customer: Biscuit 11 months
JA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Biscuit?
Customer: Not
Submitted: 2 months ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 2 months ago.

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Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 2 months ago.

Raquel, you need only to not feed Biscuit again today. You don't induce emesis when the stomach is distended lest it rupture. If Biscuit appears uncomfortable, administering an over the counter antacid such as famotidine (Pepcid) at a dose of 0.25 mg/lb once should afford him some comfort. Please respond with further questions or concerns if you wish.

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
don't feed him again today and he's f he's uncomfortable give him some Pepcid .... how do I give him the Pepcid? And what does emesis mean?
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 2 months ago.

emesis = vomiting

The Pepcid is a pill you would poke down the back of his throat. You would give just 1/4 of a 10 mg pill if he weighed 10 lbs, 1/2 of a 10 mg pill if he weighed 20 lbs, etc. Please continue our conversation if you wish.

Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 2 months ago.
Hi Raquel,
I'm just following up on our conversation about your pet. How is everything going?
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Customer: replied 2 months ago.
all set
thank you
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 2 months ago.

Thank you for the good update.