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My 4 lb. chicwawa just ate 1 stool softener made of docusate

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my 4 lb. chicwawa just ate 1 stool softener made of docusate sodium, 100 mg. besides getting lose stools will this hurt her?
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.

Good news! We do use this in dogs and will often use up to 4 tablets of this once daily. So, while it could upset her stomach, cause cramps, and diarrhea; this would only be expected to be short term and not cause lasting harm at this dose. So, we need only monitor and offer a light diet (ie rice with boiled chicken, white fish, or cottage cheese) to keep the stomach settled for the next 24-48 hours.

Please take care,

Dr. B.


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Expert:  Dr. B. replied 1 year ago.
Hi Sharon,

I'm just following up on our conversation about your pet. How is everything going?