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A MY dog chewed a AA battery, the battery is in two peices

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Customer: A MY dog chewed a AA battery, the battery is in two peices but it looks lit all the material is there, i just gave her 12 oz water with some sodium bicarconate
JA: Thanks. Can you give me any more details about your issue?
Customer: HE chewed up a AA zize battery, but it looks like he didnt digest the metal
i gave him about 12 oz water wixed with some backing soda
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
OK I'm ready
Expert:  Dr. Peter replied 1 year ago.

Welcome and thanks for asking your question. My name is***** am a licensed veterinarian. I am sorry for the delay in response. If you would like to continue can you please answer a few questions so that I can be well informed and give you the best advice.

1- How much does your dog weigh?

2- Any vomiting?

3- Is he currently on any medications?

There may be a slight delay between your follow ups and my replies as I type out a thorough reply for you.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
The dog is a male husky/beagle mix weight about 45 lbs, no vomiting, and he just finished antibiotics. I gave him 4 oz milk and about 12 oz of water with baking soda in it
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I believe that he chewed on a dead battery
Expert:  Dr. Peter replied 1 year ago.

Friend, as you already know the concern with ingestion of the content of the battery is the possibility of ulceration of the gastrointestinal tract from the acid. Giving him milk was a great idea. I would also start him on Pepcid AC (famotidine) 10mg every 12 hours for 1 week. Observe him for the next few days, if he becomes lethargic, anorexic, vomiting, abdominal discomfort, etc. have him checked by family veterinarian, otherwise he will be fine. Do Not give things like Pepto Bismol. You can buy Pepcid AC over the counter in any pharmacy.

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