my dog consumed lawn poison for fleas and ticks and is vomiting and shaking and is wobbling when she walks what home treatment can i use to help her
Type of Animal: dog
Pet's Gender: female
Pet's Age: 5yrs
tried bathing her to remove poison and feeding her milk
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Home treatment? This is much more serious!
You must get into a ER vet for proper supportive care.
This is not just stomach nausea. You are describing shaking and disorientation.
Seriously, regardless of what I suggest below, I must give a huge disclaimer that it does not replace a vet visit.
you must get into a ER vet!
You can give it every 12 hours. You can give 0.5mg per pound of body weight. So, a 20 pound dog would get 10mg.
To help settle the stomach you can use of the following, but not as a replacement for veterinary examination include 1.Pepcid A.C. (famotidine) comes in 10mg, 20mg, or 40mg tablets.
2.Prilosec (omeprazole). It comes in 10mg or 20mg tablets.
You can give in every 24 hours. You give 0.5mg per pound of body weight. So, a 20 pound dog would get 10mg
3.Zantac (Ranitidne). It comes in 75mg, 150mg, or 300mg sizes.
You can give it every 8 to 12 hours. You give 0.25 to 1mg per pound of body weight. So, a 20 pound dog would get roughly 1/3 tablet of the 75mg. Even with bigger pets, it is easiest to get the smallest size tablet. Even a 75 pound dog would only need one 75mg tablet.
You can give it every 8 hours. The average dose is 1ml per pound of body weight, and that is the TOTAL dose for the day.So, if a pet weighs 30 pounds, they would get a total of 30ml a day or 10ml every 8 hours. This is dosing for regular strength Pepto-Bismol. If you use maximum strength liquid, give half as much.
4.Pepto-Bismol or Kaopectate
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Sorry to hear what happened.
Best info I can provide above.
If there is something I have not covered for you, please let me know.
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we were told go get charcocaps but they are 260mg and the dog is around 10 lbs any suggestions on how much to give ?
Oh...I can't recommend that. All you need is some further complication from using a wrong product. Also, dosing would be difficult at that body weight. An ER vet should be administering liquid activated charcoal if it was to be given at all. http://www.petplace.com/drug-library/activated-charcoal-toxiban-liqui-char-uaa-gel/page1.aspxSome dosing info in following link, but I can't personally advise using charcocaps. Dr. Andy