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11 lb mini schnauzer ate a stick of butter!!!! Charlotte…

11 lb mini schnauzer...

11 lb mini schnauzer ate a stick of butter!!!!

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?

Charlotte 5years old

Veterinarian's Assistant: How old is Charlotte?

5

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

She takes Apoquel 5.4mg nightly 1/2 tablet for allergy control

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

2- Any symptoms like vomiting, diarrhea, etc.?

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About an hour, no symptoms

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Friend, butter is nontoxic to dogs, but, because of the fat content, it can cause vomiting, diarrhea, pancreatitis, etc. I would keep an eye on her for the next 24 hours. If she vomits or gets diarrhea this is what you can do:

1- Do not give things like Pepto Bismol or Imodium. Start her on Pepcid AC (famotidine) 10mg 1/4 tablet every 12 hours for 2-3 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. If she becomes lethargic, abdominal pain or restless, pale gums, etc. have her checked by ER veterinarian.

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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