My dog ate a menthol cough drop. 1 cough drop and she is medium sized Bully. 15 minutes ago and No throw up. Ruby three

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Customer: My dog ate a menthol cough drop
JA: I'll do all I can to help. What size is the dog? How much was eaten?
Customer: 1 cough drop and she is medium sized Bully
JA: When was this? Has she thrown up since then?
Customer: 15 minutes ago and No throw up
JA: And what's the dog's name and age?
Customer: Ruby three years old
JA: Is there anything else the Vet should know before I connect you? Rest assured that they'll be able to help you.
Customer: No
Answered by DrTracyR in 2 mins 1 month ago
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Hi, my name is***** a licensed Veterinarian with over 37 years of clinical experience and I'm here to help you and Ruby tonight. I hope you haven't been waiting long. Was the cough drop a sugar free cough drop? Is xylitol listed as one of the ingredients?

Sugar free yes
Xylitol No

That is very good news! What is the artificial sugar used in the drops?

Corn starch and eucalytus oil

Ok, good, they are nontoxic and Ruby should be just fine

Ok Thank you

My pleasure, always nice to give customers good news! Thank you for reaching out tonight, take good care :)

Is there a ything I need to do
Anything else i need to do

I recommend giving her a Tums or Pepto Bismol as the menthol can give them a stomach ache and cause vomiting. Do you have Tums or Pepto?


Ok, you could mix up @ 1 teaspoon of baking soda and add a small amount of water then give the mixture orally using a small syringe or an eye dropper, that would soothe Ruby's stomach as well

Ok Thanks

You bet, anytime

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