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I think he ate garlic. Petey. Almost 4. No he is a great dog…

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Hi i think he...

Hi i think he ate garlic

Veterinarian's Assistant: I'm sorry to hear that. The Expert will know if the dog will be able to digest that. What is the dog's name and age?

Petey

Veterinarian's Assistant: How old is Petey?

Almost 4

Veterinarian's Assistant: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Petey?

No he is a great dog but sad and sickly tonight He got into some hummus yesterday a little fatty too

Submitted: 8 months ago.Category: Dog Veterinary
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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Peter, Veterinarian replied 8 months ago
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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Peter, Veterinarian replied 8 months ago

Hello, again, I will do my best to help you today. First I need to ask you a few questions so that I can be well informed and give you the best advice.

1- Can you describe the symptoms that Petey is showing?

2- How much does he weigh?

3- How much hummus did he eat?

4- Any pre existing medical conditions?

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
100 pounds he got the tub of hummus and ate about 1/4 of the tub. Healthy dog.
Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Peter, Veterinarian replied 8 months ago

I am sorry for the delay in response. I had some technical problems at this end. Are you still there?

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
what's the answer
Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Peter, Veterinarian replied 8 months ago

Again, I am sorry. One more question. Can you describe his symptoms?

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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Peter, Veterinarian replied 8 months ago

1- Is he vomiting?

2- Any abdominal swelling?

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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Peter, Veterinarian replied 8 months ago

Friend, as you already know garlic is toxic to dogs. It can cause damage to the red blood cells leading to anemia. In addition, the humus can cause pancreatitis, vomiting, diarrhea, etc. In this case, I would recommend a hands-on examination with your family veterinarian and blood work as an initial screening test. In the meantime, this is what you can do:

1- Do not give things like Pepto Bismol or Imodium. Start him on Pepcid AC (famotidine) 20mg tablet every 12 hours for the next 2-3 days. You can buy Pepcid AC over the counter in any pharmacy.

2- No food or water for 6-8 hours. Need to give his gastrointestinal tract time to rest.

3- After 6-8 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- Follow up with your family veterinarian for a hands on examination. If at any point you notice abdominal swelling, pale gums, etc. have him checked by ER veterinarian.

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

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