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She bit a claratin d pill and wont eat..shes still playful…

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She bit a claratin...

She bit a claratin d pill and wont eat..shes still playful but her stomach is growling

Veterinarian's Assistant: I'm sorry to hear that. Strange behavior is often perplexing. I'm sure the Veterinarian can help you. What is the dog's name and age?

Abby and shes almost a year old

Veterinarian's Assistant: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Abby?

She only ingested less then a quarter of the pill

Submitted: 4 months ago.Category: Dog Veterinary
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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. B., Veterinarian replied 4 months ago
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Hello & welcome, I am Dr. B, a licensed veterinarian and I would like to help you today. I do apologize that your question was not answered before. Different experts come online at various times; I just came online, read about your wee one’s situation, and wanted to help.

Again I do apologize that my colleagues could not aid you sooner, but I wanted to touch base with you.

If she did only have a small dose, then we'd not be overly worried here but may need to treat for mild GI upset. To do so, you can give Abby an OTC pet safe antacid. [ie Pepcid (More Info/Dose @http://www.petplace.com/article/drug-library/library/over-the-counter/famotidine-pepcid), Zantac (More Info/Dose @ http://www.petplace.com/article/drug-library/library/over-the-counter/ranitidine-hcl-zantac)]. Whichever you choose, we’d give this 20 minutes before food to allow absorption. Of course, do double check with your vet if she has a known health issues or is on any medications you haven't mentioned.

Afterwards, you can consider starting her on an easily digestible diet like cooked white rice with boiled chicken, boiled white fish, cottage cheese, scrambled eggs, or meat baby food (as long as its garlic/onion free). The aim of these diets is that they will be better tolerated/absorbed by the compromised gut. Therefore, it should get more nutrients in and result in less GI upset. And usually we need only do that for a day or so provided their signs are mild as you have reported.

Kind regards,

Dr. B.

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