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I think my dog a Labradoodle 1yr 10 kg. She has eaten one…

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I think my dog a Labradoodle 1yr 10 kg

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She has eaten one possibly two penicillin.capsules 500mg she has vomited 4 times and we found a broken capsule outside

Veterinarian's Assistant: The Expert will know if your dog will be able to digest that. What is the dog's name?

Molly

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

No otherwise good filly vaccinated

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Customer reply replied 5 months ago
Ok

I'm sorry to hear that Molly has eaten one, possibly two, Penicillin capsules.

Dogs take Penicillin antibiotics, so this should not be toxic for your pup, unless she has a penicillin sensitivity/allergy.

Penicillin can make some dogs nauseous, so that may be why she vomited however if you are also seeing facial swelling, hives, difficulty breathing or collapse that would signify an allergic reaction. If those occur she should be seen at an emergency clinic immediately.

If she just seems nauseous I would start with an acid reducing medication to try and settle her stomach. You can give either:

1)Pepcid ac (famotidine) at a dose one 10mg tablet per 10 to 20 kilograms of body weight every 12 hours

OR

2)Prilosec (omeprazole) at a dose of one 20mg tablet per 20 to 40 kilograms of body weight every 24 hours

These are acid reducers which will decrease irritation of the stomach and should help her feel better. They can be used for several days if need be.

Then I recommend a 12 to 24 hour food fast. Water is fine as she needs to stay hydrated but by taking away food we rest her gut and hopefully reset normal gut motions.

In 12 to 24 hours start a bland diet of 1/3 boiled, skinless, white meat chicken minced or boiled, very lean, ground beef mixed with 2/3 boiled, plain white rice or pasta. This is an easily digested bland diet and won't irritate her stomach and intestines.

Feed the bland diet mix for several days until his nausea clears, then slowly start mixing in her regular diet. It should take about a week to convert her back, mixing a little more regular and less bland in each meal.

You can also give her probiotics to replace good bacteria in her gut. Fortiflora and Benebac are very good. Your veterinarian or many larger pet stores carry them.

If even with the acid reducing medication, her food fast, probiotics and bland diet she still is vomiting and/or refusing to eat she should be seen by a veterinarian on an emergency basis, otherwise she will become dehydrated.

Please let me know if you have any further questions.

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Hello, I wanted to make sure that you didn't have any further questions for me, and I'd like to know how things turned out for your pup. If you could give me an update that would be great, thank you, ***** *****

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
Hi Dog recovered very well not sure if she ate penicillin or not couple more vomits didn’t feed her for 12 hrs and full recovery - thankyou!

Thank you for the update, I am pleased to hear that she is doing well. Please let me know if I can be of any further help.

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