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How toxic is tsp cleaning solution -approx 1/4 cup per gallon- to a 5 month

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How toxic is tsp cleaning solution -approx 1/4 cup per gallon- to a 5 month old puppy? He took 2 slurps before I got to him.

Welcome to Just Answer. The trisodium phosphate in the tsp cleaning solution is considered to be very caustic. It can cause severe stomach and esophage irritation and burns. We don't induce vomiting with these guys. Have him drink 1/4 cup of milk to help neutralize the chemical. I would then start him on famotidine (pepcid ac) at 0.5 mg per kg every 12 hours. At that time we are then monitoring for intestinal upset. If you see vomiting, abdominal pain, or black stools - he should be seen.
Customer: replied 5 years ago.
For how long should he get the pepcid ac every 12 hours?
I would do that for 7 days.
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