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My dog just ate something off the street (a large piece of

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My dog just ate something off the street (a large piece of spicy chicken ). She swallowed it whole and then regurgitated it a few minutes later. I am very vigilant about this but I could not get it out of her mouth fast enough.

Since regurgitation, she seems better. Should I give her pepcid in case some spicy food was absorbed? Anything else besides just watch her?

Thanks.

MaryAnne
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Dr. Scott :

Hello there,

Dr. Scott :

Was the meat spoiled?

Dr. Scott :

Do you think all of it came back up?

Dr. Scott :

Is she keeping water down now?

Customer :

It looked like cook chicken that was on the street. Yes, I think it all came up as she regurgitated within 3 minutes. It was one large piece.

Customer :

She drank water about 5 minutes ago and so far so good.

Dr. Scott :

If the water stayed down, giving Pepcid AC or Prilosec OTC would not be a bad idea to make sure the stomach upset does not get worse. Both are used at 5 mg per 20 pounds body weight every 24 hours as needed.

Customer :

Thanks, XXXXX XXXXX I will go with the Pepcid and watch her. May I feed her breakfast in about an hour, assuming the water stays down?

Dr. Scott :

If water stays down and you give the Pepcid, I would wait an hour after giving it before offering food. Give the medicine some time to work.

Customer :

Thank you!

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