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My dog ate a parcel tide pod. Selena and she is 2

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My dog ate a parcel tide pod

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Selena and she is 2

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Customer reply replied 3 months ago
thank you!

1- How long has it been since she ate it?

2- How much does she weigh?

3- Any symptoms?

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Customer reply replied 3 months ago
about 1/2 hour ago
70lbs
she immediately vomited 2 times dry heaves but seems fine now

1- Did you see the pod in the vomit?

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Customer reply replied 3 months ago
the vomit wasn't foamy or didn't contain food

The pod is made of plastic, correct?

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Customer reply replied 3 months ago
no i found the pod and some of the contents on the floor she didnt swallow it just some of the detergent

Great, please give me 5-10 minutes to type your answer. No need to accept the phone call request. Thank you.

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Customer reply replied 3 months ago
i dont know what they are made of
Customer reply replied 3 months ago
hello?

Friend, if she did not swallow the pod it is not going an issue. The other concern is that the detergent can be irritating to the gastrointestinal tract. Do not try to induce vomiting especially if she has already vomited. Instead, give her some milk diluted with water to dilute any detergent that may be in her stomach to protect her gastrointestinal tract. Then observe her, if she continues to vomit this is what you can do:

1- Do not give things like Pepto Bismol or Imodium. Start her on Pepcid AC (famotidine) 20mg tablet every 12 hours for 5-7 days. You can buy Pepcid AC over the counter in any pharmacy.

2- No food or water for 8-12 hours. Need to give her gastrointestinal tract time to rest.

3- After 8-12 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- If she continues to vomit after doing the above she will need to be seen by your family veterinarian for a hands on examination.

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.

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