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Treatment potato vine ingestion in a Chihuahua female 3lbs

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Treatment for sweet potato vine ingestion in a Chihuahua female 3lbs 3yo healthy?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Rebecca replied 1 year ago.


I am sorry to hear you are worried about your Chihuahua. My name is Rebecca. I am a veterinarian and will do my best to help.

I searched on a vets only website, and this plant is fairly nontoxic. If enough is eaten, there may be some vomiting, but that is all that is expected.

How long ago did she eat it? How is she doing?

There is no antidote or specific treatment. If she vomits, giving some Pepcid AC (Famotidine) may help; you can give 1/4th of a 10 mg pill twice daily. If she really vomits a lot, I would give an injection of Cerenia and maybe some supplemental fluids.

Let me know how she is doing and what else I can answer or help with. Rebecca

Expert:  Rebecca replied 1 year ago.

How is she doing today?

Expert:  Rebecca replied 1 year ago.
Hi Marc,
I'm just following up on our conversation about your pet. How is everything going?
Expert:  Rebecca replied 1 year ago.

How is your Chihuahua doing? Can I help with or answer anything else?

Kindly consider rating my answer (always appreciated!); you can still get back to me with questions and updates after rating.