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My dog ate a rotten bird egg. What should I do

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There were two little rotten bird's eggs in my balcony since December. And I had my dog in the house wandering around and he went to the balcony and ate them. He's a year old shiba inu.
Submitted: 9 years ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  NancyH replied 9 years ago.
He should be OK other than the potential for some digestive upset from eating the bacteria in the rotten eggs.
The shells shouldn't hurt him and mostly dog stomachs are pretty highly acid killing off most bacteria as they are really designed to eat all kinds of things such as decaying meats with no harm to them.
So don't panic - if he gets a digestive upset you can give him some Pepcid or Tagamet or Zantac.
You can read about dose amounts (and cautions) scrolling down on the pages here
http://www.petplace.com/drug-library/cimetidine-hcl-tagamet/page1.aspx
http://www.petplace.com/drug-library/famotidine-pepcid/page1.aspx
http://www.petplace.com/drug-library/ranitidine-hcl-zantac/page1.aspx
And you can give him a couple of meals of a bland diet to help him get back on track
I would suggest trying boiled chicken meat or hamburger with the fat drained off, mixed with really well cooked rice in a ratio of 1/3 meat to 2/3 rice to see if that works. Or you can try a jar of baby food meat such as chicken or turkey or beef. It's not a balanced diet but OK to use for a few meals while working on controlling digestive upset.
Hope this helps you!
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