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I just got back home to see my 15 week old Alaskan malamute puppy with a broken bottle of fish oil on the floor. She is about 32lbs now. The fish oil gels are 1200mg each and it isn’t made for pets. It is what my boyfriend bought at local drugstore for himself. My puppy somehow got a hold of it when we were not home and I just counted the number of tablets. There are about 8 missing. We were out for 3 hours.
She isn’t feeling any discomfort around her stomach. She is still energetic and very like herself. So what should I do from now on?
Thanks!
Alice
Submitted: 8 years ago.Category: Dog
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Welcome to Just Answer. I'm sorry to hear about your little one's situation. This amount of fish oil gel shouldn't be a big deal for her. At most, I'd expect it to possibly cause some gastrointestinal issues such as diarrhea and / or vomiting. I would at this point pull up food for 8 hours and just let her have water. Don't let her tank up. This could cause nausea. Watch for any significant vomiting, weakenss, or lethargy. Fish oils can be supplemented to help with allergies and other skin / coat issues.

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