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We have a small dog that ate some garlic powder. 7 months.

Customer Question

we have a small dog that ate some garlic powder.
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. The Veterinarian will know if the dog will be able to digest that. What is the dog's name and age?
Customer: 7 months. ***** *****
JA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about russell?
Customer: no
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  PitRottMommy replied 1 year ago.

Hello, JACustomer. I have been a Veterinary Nurse for over 15 years and would be happy to help you today. I'm reviewing your question right now.

Expert:  PitRottMommy replied 1 year ago.

Do you know how much garlic powder was consumed and when?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
It was a couple sprinkles in water. He drank it lastnight and today did throw up some grass and yellow liquid.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Should we be concerned, or anything to do now?
Expert:  PitRottMommy replied 1 year ago.

This tiny amount of garlic powder isn't enough to concern yourself over. It may, however, have contributed to an upset stomach. To help with the vomiting, you can administer a dose of regular pepcid (famotidine) every 12-24 hours. You will want to give 0.5mg/pound of body weight (a 10# ***** would receive 5mg, a 5# ***** would receive 2.5mg, etc). For this, you can visit any human pharmacy and buy the OTC brand name Pepcid, or you can use the cheaper, off-brand “famotidine” that’s available. Either will be useful.

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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Ok, so there is no concern about it being toxic or bad for his blood
Expert:  PitRottMommy replied 1 year ago.

Garlic powder is often used in food and for flavoring for dogs. Large amounts can lead to problems, but a small sprinkle of garlic powder is not concerning, no.

Expert:  PitRottMommy replied 1 year ago.

Checking in, JA Customer. How is your companion doing?