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My dog ate rotten raw chicken out if the trash. What should

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My dog ate rotten raw chicken out if the trash. What should I do? He is 8 months old; a lab mix.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  Jane Lefler replied 1 year ago.
HiCustomer
My name is ***** ***** I’ve been involved professionally with dogs in the health and behavioral fields for over 18 years. It will be my pleasure to work with you today.
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How long ago did this happen?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
About 20 min ago
Expert:  Jane Lefler replied 1 year ago.
Customer
Since it hasn't been that long you can induce vomiting. Instructions on inducing vomiting can be found here.
http://www.bichonfriseusa.com/ref/inducevom.htm
It is one teaspoon per 10 pounds of body weight and you can give a second dose if it doesn't induce vomiting 15 miinutes later. Often letting them eat a piece of bread and gently sloshing the stomach around helps bring the contents back up.
If that doesn't help him vomit back up the spoiled food, then your local er might have a stronger medication to induce vomiting.
Generally dog's stomachs are much stronger than ours and you would be surprised what they can eat with no ill effects, but you have to be prepared in case there is too much vomiting or diarrhea. Normally I would suggest a bland diet of boiled chicken and rice for a few days after an ingestion like this to give the stomach a break. You might also give pepcid a/c to help with stomach ache. Read up on dosage here:
http://www.petplace.com/drug-library/famotidine-pepcid/page1.aspx
Give pepcid about 20 minutes before feeding.
Dogs can develop e. coli though their stomachs are usually better equipped to deal with this type of thing then ours are and it is not as likely. Symptoms to look for would be vomiting, diarrhea, frequently bloody. You can read an article concerning this here:
http://www.peteducation.com/article.cfm?cls=1&cat=1935&articleid=2407
http://peteducation.com/article.cfm?cls=2&cat=1677&articleid=2407
So induce vomiting and then monitor him while feeding a bland diet for a few days. I hope this information is helpful to you. If you need more information or clarification, please reply and I'll get back to you as soon as possible. If you are satisfied, please take the opportunity to rate.
Expert:  Jane Lefler replied 1 year ago.
Hi,
I'm just following up on our conversation about Dutch. How is everything going?
Jane Lefler
Expert:  Jane Lefler replied 1 year ago.

Hi, I'm following up to see how your dog is doing and to see if you found my answer helpful