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My dog ate some optimmune - I'm guessing about half the

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My dog ate some optimmune - I'm guessing about half the container. Did not eat the packaging. She is small, about 20 pounds. Should I be concerned?
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. The Veterinarian will know if your dog will be able to digest that. Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about your dog?
Customer: No
Submitted: 3 months ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Peter replied 3 months ago.

Hi, I'm Dr. Peter. Welcome to JustAnswer. I'm reviewing your question now, and will post back with your reply ASAP.

Expert:  Dr. Peter replied 3 months ago.

How many grams was the tube?

Customer: replied 3 months ago.
3.5
Expert:  Dr. Peter replied 3 months ago.

Thank you, ***** ***** me a few minutes to type your answer.

Expert:  Dr. Peter replied 3 months ago.

Friend, a single ingestion of 1/2 of a 3.5g of optimmune will not be life threatening for your 20 lbs dog. She may develop vomiting and diarrhea otherwise, she should be fine. I would keep an eye on her, if she develops vomiting or diarrhea this is what you can do:

1- Do not give things like Pepto Bismol or Imodium. Start her on Pepcid AC (famotidine) 10mg 1/2 tablet every 12 hours for 1-2 days. You can buy Pepcid AC over the counter in any pharmacy.

2- No food or water for 6-8 hours. Need to give her gastrointestinal tract time to rest.

3- After 6-8 hours offer a small amount of water. Wait half hour, if no vomiting, offer a 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 she continues to vomit after doing the above she will need to be seen by your family veterinarian for a hands on examination.

My goal is to provide you with excellent service - I hope I've provided the information you were seeking, if you feel you have received anything less, please reply back as I am happy to address follow-up questions. Kindly rate me when you are done.

Dr. Peter

Expert:  Dr. Peter replied 3 months ago.
Hi,

I'm just following up on our conversation about your pet. How is everything going?

Dr. Peter