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My dog just ate almost an entire bag of plain lays potato

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Hello, my dog just ate almost an entire bag of plain lays potato chips, what should I do?
JA: Thanks. Can you give me any more details about your issue?
Customer: The dog was home alone for about an hour, and got into a potato chip bag. he may have eaten some of the bag, but a lot of chips. he seems sluggish
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Submitted: 9 months ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  Dr. John replied 9 months ago.

Hello. Thanks for writing in. My name is***** and I would be happy to help you. He most likely has an upset stomach from eating all those chips. Worse case is that it gave him a pancreatitis. Unless the chips where old and moldy, which I doubt they were, there shouldn't be any issue with toxicity. You can always make him vomit to empty his stomach. That is probably the best thing to do if the ingestion was within the hour. 1 tablespoon of 3% hydrogen peroxide per 15 lbs of body weight given orally usually does the trick. It can be repeated once in 10 minutes if necessary. Pepcid is usually safe in most circumstances for dogs, unless they have an allergy to it. 2.5mg per 10 lbs of body weight daily usually suffices. If he has multiple episodes of vomiting outside of making him vomit, lack of appetite tomorrow, bloody stools, extreme lethargy or a painful abdomen; I would get him evaluated by a vet immediately. I probably wouldn't feed any dinner tonight either. Please let me know if you have any other questions or concerns. Hope this helps.

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Expert:  Dr. John replied 9 months ago.
Hi,
I'm just following up on our conversation about your pet. How is everything going?
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