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Our dog ate 2 ounces of butter - 50 piund GSP. Hugo and 8…

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Our dog ate 2 ounces of butter - 50 piund GSP

Veterinarian's Assistant: I'll do all I can to help. The Expert will know if the dog will be able to digest that. What is the dog's name and age?

Hugo and 8 months old

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
thank you

If your dog ingested this within the last hour then you can induce vomiting with 3% hydrogen peroxide 1 tsp per ten pounds (ie 1 tbsp & 2 tsp) then walk around to mix it in the stomach and agitate the lining. If no vomiting within 10-15 minutes it can be repeated once only in hopes of inducing vomiting.

My primary concern with this ingestion is risk of pancreatitis with the ingestion of the fat. CLICK HERE for more information on pancreatitis in dogs and symptoms to be monitoring for

If there is no vomiting induced and as with any ingestion please monitor for vomiting, diarrhea, lethargy, reduced appetite. With his young age and health hopefully it won't be an issue with this ingestion if there is no vomiting but best to know what to monitor for and how to handle any progression of symptoms

If GI upset is seen then please take a few precautions:

- Pepcid (famotidine) 0.25 mg per pound every 12 hours for 3 days

- Leash walks to help the butter pass more readily of >15 minutes

- Next meal should be a bland diet of white rice and lean boiled meat such as chicken in small more frequent meals but waiting at least 12 hours after vomiting has subsided if there is this symptom

Indications your dog should be seen by a veterinary er sooner include: sticky gums that are pale, yellow, blue, purple, temperature rectally >103.5, progressive lethargy with less responsiveness to you, vomiting or diarrhea that includes blood, resting respiratory rate (breaths per minute) >60, swollen abdomen.

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
That's fine. Your answer if sufficient.
Thanks,
Dean

Great! Best wishes in getting this up and out of Hugo's system to minimize ill effects

Please let me know if I can be of any further assistance to you both

If the information I have provided was helpful I would be grateful if you would rate our chat with the five stars at the top of the screen so I am compensated for my time. Thank you and best of luck to you both, truly!

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