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My dog just ate 1 pound of raw ground turkey and 1 pound of raw ground sirlon. He is 1 2 year old golden doodle and weighs 61 lbs
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. The Veterinarian will know if your dog will be able to digest that. What is the dog's name?
Customer: Grady
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Submitted: 5 months ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  Dr. Kara replied 5 months ago.

Hello, my name is***** and I have over 20 years of experience as a veterinarian. I understand that you are concerned that Grady ingested 1 pound of raw ground sirloin and 1 pound of raw ground turkey.

The concerns here would be:

1) eating raw meat which can have high bacterial counts, like salmonella.

2) the other concern is that meat can be high in fat and a very rich food, and if Grady isn't used to eating table food that can trigger a bout of pancreatitis and stomach upset.

3) the quantity of food eaten at one time. 2 pounds is lot of any type of food, even for a 61 pound dog, and that alone can lead to significant stomach upset.

If has been less than 2-3 hours since he has eaten this I think it's worth trying to get him to vomit it back up.

You can give him 3 tablespoon of 3% hydrogen peroxide soaked up with bread chunks, or mixed with ice cream or a little food. (the usual recommendation is 1 Tablespoon of peroxide per 10 pounds of body weight, but no more than 3 tablespoons at one time even if they weigh more than 35 pounds).

Then take him outside and run him around to get the peroxide bubbling so he vomits.

If no vomiting in 10 minutes repeat the peroxide dose once.

If he vomits and seems to clear his stomach and be done I would check to see if most of the raw meat is present.

Once he clears his stomach to try and settle his stomach and reduce the irritant effects of peroxide on the stomach lining you can give either:

1) Pepcid-ac (famotidine) at a dose of one 10mg tablet per 20 to 40 pounds of body weight every 12 hours. (two 10mg tabs every 12 hours for a 61 pound dog)


2) Prilosec (omeprazole) at a dose of one 20mg tablet per 40 to 80 pounds of body weight every 24 hours. (one 20mg tablet every 24 hours for a 61 pound dog)

These will reduce stomach acid and should help settle his stomach.

Then later today feed a homemade diet of 1/3 boiled, lean hamburger or boiled, white, skinless chicken, all fats drained off the meat, and 2/3 boiled, plain, white rice.

If you don't have peroxide or he doesn't vomit you can get him to an emergency clinic to induce vomiting.

Once it has been longer than 3 hours it is likely too late to induce vomiting.

At that point you can give him one of the acid reducers if he seems nauseous, and then just feed him the bland diet mix and watch him for signs of food poisoning.

If he starts vomiting in the next few days, has a tense painful belly or refuses to eat or runs a fever (more than 103F rectally) then that can signify food poisoning and he should be seen by a veterinarian immediately.

Please let me know if you have any further questions.

Expert:  Dr. Kara replied 4 months ago.
I'm just following up on our conversation about your pet. How is everything going?
Dr. Kara
Expert:  Dr. Kara replied 4 months ago.

Hello, I wanted to make sure that you didn't have any further questions for me, and I'd like to know how things turned out for your pup. If you could give me an update that would be great, thank you, ***** *****

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