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My dog accidentaly eat one garlic ,, my mam cook chiken

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my dog accidentaly eat one garlic ,, my mam cook chiken boil and she accidentely throw the juce and the dog find the garlic i am woory now i dont knw what or how heapl my dog i give him son coconut water
and he is kind of shakeing now
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
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Expert:  Dr. B. replied 1 year ago.
Hello & welcome, I am Dr. B, a licensed veterinarian & I would like to help you with your wee one today. Do you mean he had a whole clove?How long ago did he have this?How much does he weigh?How is he just now? Any drooling, vomiting, or appetite loss?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
no he was eaten a piece of garlic and he was shaking i feel worry i don t know how to healp to the dog to vomit the garlic
i make some chamomile tea and i put some herbalife fiber and mango aloevera juce to drink i put ice in a cup to be cold and he can drink it
can you callme please at (###) ###-####
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
my dog is shaking like he is cold
it hapen around 7 pm
Expert:  Dr. B. replied 1 year ago.
Hi again, I do apologize that I cannot offer a phone call at this time.Since I am not in your time zone, can you tell me how many hours that was?
Expert:  Dr. B. replied 1 year ago.
Hi again, I haven't heard back from you but since I can tell you are quite worried, I will leave my thoughts for your return.First, I do share your concern about the garlic since it is not something that is safe for our dogs. In regards ***** ***** shaking, I suspect it is just that he feels unsettled and unwell from eating this. Especially since the signs of garlic toxicity are specifically drooling, appetite loss, nausea, vomiting, belly discomfort, and diarrhea. Further signs (which are why we worry about big doses but less likely if he has had less then a gram per pound of his weight) will be based in the blood stream. In these cases, a high dose of the garlic toxin can cause the red blood cells to rupture, which can lead to anemia. Should this arise, we can see dogs develop lethargy, weakness, pale gums (instead of rosy pink), elevation of their breathing and heart rates, and collapse. If this occurs, we tend to see it within a week (since it takes time for a significant red blood cell loss for signs to become apparent).Now if he has had a piece of garlic this long ago, then it has had time to absorb. This means we are past a point where we would induce vomiting. Instead, we can use activated charcoal and supportive care at this point. In regards ***** ***** charcoal, this is available over the counter from the pharmacy (ask for the high strength version, not the one for gas) and works by binding any remaining material in the stomach. For activated charcoal, we tend to give 1-4 grams per pound every 8 hrs. This can be mixed with food to be fed or with water to syringe feed (do note that it stains, so keep it away from white carpets/clothes). This will just limit how much is absorbed and reduce the intoxication risk here. Otherwise, we do want to try to address the likely GI upset we will see for the next 24-48 hours. To do so, you can consider offering a light diet option for a few days. 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, we can also treat with an antacid. There are a number of antacids that are available over the counter and pet friendly. Ones we can use here include Pepcid (More Info/Dose @ or Zantac (More Info/Dose @ Whichever you use, we'd give this 20 minutes before food to allow absorption and of course double check with your vet before use if your wee one has any known health issues or is on any medications you haven't mentioned. Overall, if he just had a piece of garlic, we could see GI upset but we'd not expect those more serious signs. Therefore, in this case, I'd advise the above steps to prevent absorption and keep his stomach settled. And just to be safe, we'd want to keep an eye on his gum color and overall health status for the next few days.All the best,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. Thank you and hope to see you again soon! : )