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My puppy may have swallowed a protonix pill

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My puppy may have swallowed a protonix pill
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Pet
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I had better not be charged for this as my dog could easily be dead in the amount of time it's taken you to respond!!
Expert:  Dr. Drew replied 1 year ago.

I am a licensed veterinarian and I'll be happy to help you if you still would like to discuss this issue. If not, that's OK too, just let me know.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
please! My 14 week old Labrador puppy may have swallowed 1 of my protonix pills. I'm not for sure he did. I dropped the bottle by accident on the floor.
Expert:  Dr. Drew replied 1 year ago.

OK. Protonix, also known as Pantoprazole, is not specifically toxic or dangerous to dogs.

Expert:  Dr. Drew replied 1 year ago.

It is sometimes prescribed for certain digestive conditions in dogs, though at a slightly lower dose than what Wyatt consumed.

Expert:  Dr. Drew replied 1 year ago.

I do not think there's any need for worry in this situation. I suspect that Wyatt will be perfectly fine.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Perfect!! Thank you sooo much!
Expert:  Dr. Drew replied 1 year ago.

Glad to help!! And sorry about the delay - sometimes there's not too many of us vets online so it may take us a few more minutes to get to each question!

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I'm thankful that I got an answer tonight! Thank you again
Expert:  Dr. Drew replied 1 year ago.

you're very welcome. Best wishes!

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Thanks! Same to you!
Expert:  Dr. Drew replied 1 year ago.

Thanks! If you could rate my service this evening, it would be greatly appreciated :)

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I'm trying to but it's not letting me:(. Keeps saying sorry your rating was not processed.
Expert:  Dr. Drew replied 1 year ago.

OK, I will notify customer service. Thanks for letting me know.