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My dog accidently ate dulcolax laxative tablet. Help

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My dog accidently ate a dulcolax laxative tablet? What do I do?

Dog's weight is 25 pounds. Tablet is bisacodyl USP 5mg????

I would love to help I just have a few additional questions.

Was it only one tablet?

Customer: replied 5 years ago.

Yes one tablet of bisacodyl USP 5mg.


This is used in dogs to help with constipation and one tablet will not have any major effects. You may see some diarrhea but it will not affect the internal organs so there is no cause for concern.

Here is additional information

If he does get diarrhea I would just feed a bland diet of boiled chicken and rice for one day and it should resolve on its own.

I hope this helps ease your mind. Please reply back if you have additional question or concerns.

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