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My five pound dog ate a 500 mg amoxicillin pill what should

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My five pound dog ate a 500 mg amoxicillin pill what should I do
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. B. replied 1 year ago.
Hello & welcome, I am Dr. B, a licensed veterinarian and I would like to help you with your wee one today. How much does she weigh?How long ago did she have this?
Expert:  Dr. B. replied 1 year ago.
Hi again,I have not heard back from you but did want to leave my thoughts about Nona.Amoxicillin is a drug we use in dogs and has a wide safety spectrum. Therefore, this isn't an outright poisoning; though this is a very high dose for the average Pomeranian. Therefore, there is a risk that this could cause nausea, vomiting and diarrhea for here. With this in mind we'd want to start supportive care now. To start you can put her on a light diet. Examples of an easily digestible diet include cooked white rice with boiled chicken, boiled white fish, scrambled egg, or meat baby food (as long as its free from garlic or onion powder). Ideally, we want to offer this as small frequent meals to keep the stomach settled. Further to this, if we see any hints of nausea, then we can also treat with an OTC antacid like Pepcid (More Info/Dose @ http://www.petplace.com/article/drug-library/library/over-the-counter/famotidine-pepcid) or Zantac (More Info/Dose @ http://www.petplace.com/article/drug-library/library/over-the-counter/ranitidine-hcl-zantac). These are usually given 20 minutes before offering food to allow absorption and of course you want to double check with your vet before use if your wee one has any know health issues or is on any medications you haven't mentioned. Overall, this is a large dose for a dog this size, so we could see serious stomach upset here. So, we can start the above now for her but otherwise if she shows profuse signs , we may need her local vet to start fluids and injectable anti-nausea medication to soother her stomach as this passes through her system.Please take care, Dr. B. -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------If you have any other questions, please ask me – I’ll be happy to respond. Please remember to rate my service once you have all the information you need as this is only way I am credited for helping you. Thank you! : )