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My dog just ate about 5-10 menthol cough drops (halls ...

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My dog just ate about 5-10 menthol cough drops (halls brand) he weighs about 15-20 lbs... what should I do?
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  Joan replied 6 years ago.

Hello,

Were the cough drops sugar free?

Joan

 

Customer: replied 6 years ago.
It dose not specify directly that they are sugar free the active ingredient is menthol and the inactive ingredients are : colerants, flavors, glucose syrup, sucrose, and water.
Expert:  Joan replied 6 years ago.

Hello,

Your baby should be fine. You may see some diarrhea or a little vomiting from the cough drops. The ingredients are not toxic, but can cause some gastrointestinal upset. Fot now I would burn some taost and feed it to him like a snack to help absorb some of the ingredients in the stomach. If they were sugar free then at that point I would suggest inducing vomiting. If your baby starts to have some problems you can give some Pepto Bismol at 1 teaspoon full per 5 pounds of body weight every 6 hours for two doses. I would also use a bland diet of plain skinless chicken breast boiled with white rice. This will help rest the stomach. Joan

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