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My bulldog just ate about 4-5 rice crispy treats. He was

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my bulldog just ate about 4-5 rice crispy treats. He was neutered a week ago and is still recovering. Hes never eaten anything other than his dog food
Submitted: 9 months ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Peter replied 9 months ago.

Hi, I'm Dr. Peter. Welcome to JustAnswer. I'm reviewing your question now, and will post back with your reply ASAP.

Expert:  Dr. Peter replied 9 months ago.

1- How much does he weigh?

2- How long since he ate them?

3- Any symptoms?

Customer: replied 9 months ago.
he weighs approx 50-55 lbs, he ate them about 20-30 min ago. no symptoms yet. just not sure what to expect, and worried since he is recovering from his surgery still
Expert:  Dr. Peter replied 9 months ago.

Please give me 5-10 minutes to type your answer. Thank you.

Customer: replied 9 months ago.
i already made a payment via PayPal, and didnt get the answer. The person helping me was gone when I returned
Expert:  Dr. Peter replied 9 months ago.

If he was neutered last week this is not going to be an issue. Rice crispy treats are non-toxic to dogs. As with any dietary indiscretion, it is possible he could develop vomiting, diarrhea, etc. otherwise very likely he is going to be fine. I would keep an eye on him for the next 24 hours, if he develops vomiting or diarrhea this is what you can do:

1- Do not give things like Pepto Bismol or Imodium. Start him on Pepcid AC (famotidine) 10mg tablet every 12 hours for 2-3 days. You can buy Pepcid AC over the counter in any pharmacy.

2- No food or water for 8-12 hours. Need to give his gastrointestinal tract time to rest.

3- After 8-12 hours offer a small amount of water. Wait half hour, if no vomiting, offer a small amount of rice (50%) and boiled boneless chicken or ground beef (50%) 4-6 times a day. Keep on this diet for several days then wean into regular diet.

4- If he continues to vomit after doing the above he will need to be seen by your family veterinarian for a hands on examination.

My goal is to provide you with excellent service - I hope I've provided the information you were seeking, if you feel you have received anything less, please reply back as I am happy to address follow-up questions. Kindly rate me when you are done.

Dr. Peter