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My dog just ate some leaves from a schefflera plant. He keeps

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My dog just ate some leaves from a schefflera plant. He keeps begging to go outside, but every time I take him out, he just keeps eating grass. Is there something I should give him? water, milk?
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  Dr. Andy replied 6 years ago.

Hello,

No milk!

dogs cannot digest it and it will exacerbate stomach upset.

 

 

To help settle the stomach you could try one of the following drugs.

Pepcid comes in 10mg or 20mg tablets. You can give it every 12 hours.

Pepcid

.

Prilosec

.

Zantac

 

However!!!

Please carefully review the following link:

 

http://www.aspca.org/pet-care/poison-control/plants/schefflera.html

 

Based on the above, I would strongly suggest consulting an ER veterianrian for better supportive care. I am worried about the oral cavity burning and the toxic effect of these leaves.

 

Good Luck

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Customer: replied 6 years ago.
I already read the site you referred in your response. I don't feel I was given any information I didn't already find out on my own. I don't accept this service and do not want my credit card charged.
Expert:  Dr. Andy replied 6 years ago.

So,

The information to not give milk was not helpful?

 

The antacid suggestions.

Actually, with concern for oral cavity burning, I would actually go with Pepto-bismol over the other antacids, as it may provide more of a coating effect.

 

 

Pepto-Bismol (NOT TO BE USED IN CATS)

 

Is that more acceptable?

 

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