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My ***** ***** chewed up a tube of viscotears but I don't

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My ***** ***** chewed up a tube of viscotears but I don't know if she actually swallowed
any.
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  Dr. Peter replied 2 years ago.
Welcome and thanks for asking your question. My name is***** am a licensed veterinarian. I am happy to answer your question today. First I need to ask you a few questions so that I can be well informed and give you the best advice.

1- Do you know if he swallowed any of the actual tube?

There may be a slight delay between your follow ups and my replies as I type out a thorough reply for you.


Customer: replied 2 years ago.
No she didn't swallow any of the actual tube.
Expert:  Dr. Peter replied 2 years ago.
Patricia, the viscotears is not going to be systemically toxic; at worst you may see mild vomiting or diarrhea otherwise she will be ok. I would recommend you observe her; if she develops vomiting or diarrhea this is what you can do:

1- Do not give things like Pepto Bismol or imodium. Start her on Pepcid AC (famotidine) 10mg 1/4 tablet every 12 hours for 2-3 days. You can buy Pepcid AC over the counter in any pharmacy.
2- No food or water for 8-12 hours. Need to give her gastrointestinal tract time to rest.
3- After 8-12 hours offer a small amount of water. Wait half hour, if no vomiting, offer small amount of rice (50%) and boiled boneless chicken or ground beef (50%) 4-6 times a day. Keep on this diet for several days then wean into regular diet.

My goal is to provide you with excellent service – if you feel you have gotten anything less, please reply back. I am happy to address follow-up questions. Thank you for your business and I hope to work with you again soon!

Dr. Peter
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Your answer was excellent.
Expert:  Dr. Peter replied 2 years ago.
Thank you

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