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My dog got into a bag of old medicine I was planning on

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My dog got into a bag of old medicine I was planning on disposing of and while I don't know what she ate, she didn't seem to eat any pills other than children's pep to Bismol tablets. She weighs about 55 pounds. There are 24 in the pack but sime were used. They are also old which is why I was planning on disposing of them.
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. The Veterinarian will know if your dog will be able to digest that. What is the dog's name and age?
Customer: Darby and she is approximately five years old.
JA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Darby?
Customer: No.
Submitted: 7 months ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  PitRottMommy replied 7 months ago.

Hello, JACustomer. I have been a Veterinary Nurse for over 15 years and would be happy to help you today. I'm reviewing your question right now.

Expert:  PitRottMommy replied 7 months ago.

Do you know how many of these tablets were consumed?

How long ago did this occur?

Customer: replied 7 months ago.
Unfortunately, I only know that it was in the last 24 hours and I don't know how many she ingested, but I think it could have been 22. She seems completely fine.
Expert:  PitRottMommy replied 7 months ago.

She may suffer no complications from this ingestion and pepto bismol can be used in dogs, so this medication in and of itself is safe. Because you aren't sure what she consumed or how many she might have consumed of all the medications she had access to, keep a close eye on her. We have abut 2 hours to induce vomiting following an ingestion and it seems likely for her to be outside of this window. If you see any odd behavior at all, she needs to be examined and I would bring the whole bag of medication with you so that your vet can look through it. Typically we would be looking for vomiting, diarrhea, avoiding food and/or water, stumbling, acting drunk, eyes dilated, etc. If you see any of these signs, even overnight, she needs a prompt exam from a vet.

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