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My 8 month old puppy went into the pond and came out with

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My 8 month old puppy went into the pond and came out with half of a dead fish. I'm sure he ate some. What should I do
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. The Veterinarian will know if the dog will be able to digest that. What is the dog's name?
Customer: Bear. He is Aussie doodle
JA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Bear?
Customer: He's normal in every over way and healthy
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Submitted: 5 months ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  PitRottMommy replied 5 months ago.
Hello and thank you for your question. I am a Veterinary Nurse with over 15 years experience and I have assisted in the care of many pets with this particular medical concern. It would be my pleasure to assist you today. Is it possible for me to obtain some additional information from you about your companion?1) How long ago did this happen? 2) Any vomiting or diarrhea since?
Customer: replied 5 months ago.
It happened in the last ten minutes. No vomiting or anything yet
Expert:  PitRottMommy replied 5 months ago.
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Expert:  PitRottMommy replied 5 months ago.
Typically the worst we see with an ingestion of this type is vomiting and diarrhea. I would go ahead and start him on a bland diet of boiled rice and chicken breast to last for 3-5 days and hopefully keep his stomach calm during this time. If you see any vomiting, you can give 0.5mg/pound of body weight of famotidine (pepcid) every 12-24 hours as needed for nausea. If the vomiting persists, you'll need to see your vet for an injectable anti-emetic to help break the cycle of vomiting. The bland diet will also help to prevent diarrhea that may be associated with the ingestion of the dead fish. It's my hope that since he did not eat the whole fish and you were able to get it away from him quickly that you won't see any effects from this. Did my response help to answer all of the questions that you had regarding your companion? If you have other questions, please reply and I’ll help you further.Once you're satisfied with our dialogue, please take the time to use the star rating system at the top of the page to leave a rating for me. Until this is done, the website will not compensate me for helping you.
Expert:  PitRottMommy replied 5 months ago.
Hi, JACustomer. Checking in to see how Bear is doing today.

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