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Gsd had stink bug in her throat. Found her eating off azalea

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gsd had stink bug in her throat. Found her eating off azalea bush
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  Ann M. replied 1 year ago.

Hi there and thank you for your question. My name is ***** ***** I am a licensed, internship-trained veterinarian with 10 years experience in general medicine and emergency and critical care medicine and I would be happy to assist you. Please be patient as there may be slight delays in responses as I research your pet's issue.

Stink bugs can only cause mild gastrointestinal irritation, and it typically resolves on its own. If you are concerned, you can give 20mg of Prilosec once a day for a few days, or 10mg of Pepcid A/C once a day. If there is any vomiting, feed a bland diet of boiled chicken breast and white rice in a 50/50 mixture for a few days.

I hope that I have answered your question thoroughly. If you still have questions, please reply. If you feel that I have provided anything less than excellent service, please reply to me first before rating my service and let me know how I can better assist you. Thank you for your question; it has been a pleasure being able to provide assistance. Best of luck.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I was asking about her eating from azalea bush
Expert:  Ann M. replied 1 year ago.

I see... I thought you were saying that she ate the bug off the bush. How long ago did she ingest azalea leaves?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
40 minutes ago
Expert:  Ann M. replied 1 year ago.

Azaleas contain grayantoxins which can cause gastrointestinal upset (mostly vomiting, less often diarrhea), central nervous system, and cardiovascular signs in dogs. If there has been no vomiting, I would induce vomiting right now by giving 2 tablespoons of hydrogen peroxide orally. You can go do that now, and then get back on here and let me know if the leaves come up.

Expert:  Ann M. replied 1 year ago.

Any vomit yet?