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Our two corgis opened and ate apprx. 30 1400 mg fish oil

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our two corgis opened and ate apprx. 30 1400 mg fish oil tablets. what should I do?
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. The Expert will know if the corgi will be able to digest that. What is the corgi's name and age?
Customer: Corgi-Hunter aged 6
JA: What is the corgi's name?
Customer: Tucker-aged 8
JA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about the corgi?
Customer: no
Submitted: 2 months ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Peter replied 2 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 2 months ago.

Friend, a single overdose of fish oil capsules will not be toxic. But, it can cause gastrointestinal symptoms like vomiting, diarrhea, pancreatitis, etc.

I would keep an eye on them if they develop diarrhea or vomiting this is what you can do:

1- Do not give things like Pepto Bismol or Imodium.

2- No food or water for 6-8 hours, need to give their gastrointestinal tract time to rest. Then, offer a small amount of water followed by a diet of rice (75%) and boiled boneless chicken or ground beef (25%) until the stool is back to normal then wean them back into their regular diet. Keep them indoors in a cool room when fasting.

3- Supplement with a probiotic, these are friendly bacterias that help with regularity. You can buy this over the counter in any pet store.

4- If after doing the above you do not see improvement within 24 hours I would have them checked by your family veterinarian for a hands on examination. If you notice restlessness, abdominal pain, pale gums, etc. have them checked by ER veterinarian.

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Expert:  Dr. Peter replied 2 months ago.

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

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