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My dog chewed on (but didnt swallow) an herbal, non toxic…

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Hi my dog chewed on (but didnt swallow) an herbal, non toxic moth repellant he vomitted and is acting lethargic

Veterinarian's Assistant: I'll do all I can to help. Did you see what your dog ate?

Yes. here are the ingredients from the box: 39.5% peppermint, 39.5% rosemary, 19% thyme, 2.0% cloves.

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Hello & welcome, I am Dr. B, a licensed veterinarian and I would like to help you today.

Now thankfully none of these ingredients are toxic but they can cause gastritis which in turn could cause what we are seeing here. Therefore, in this situation, we'd want to start supportive care. To start, to counter nausea and soothe his stomach, you can use an OTC antacid like Pepcid (More Info/Dose @http://www.petplace.com/article/drug-library/library/over-the-counter/famotidine-pepcid) or Zantac (More Info/Dose @ http://www.petplace.com/article/drug-library/library/over-the-counter/ranitidine-hcl-zantac). Whichever you use, we'd give this 20 minutes before food to allow absorption and of course double check with your vet before use if your wee one has any known health issues or is on any medications you haven't mentioned. Afterwards, we can consider offering a light diet option. Examples of an easily digestible diet include cooked white rice with boiled chicken, boiled white fish, scrambled egg, or meat baby food (as long as its free from garlic or onion powder). Ideally, we want to offer this as small frequent meals to keep the stomach settled. And usually we just need to do that for 24-48 hours and they will usually settle without long term harm.

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