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We keep Pepcid and canned ID handy for times when one of our guys has some sort of stomach distress. The last one occurred last night when the hubby accidentally left the peanut butter jar on the countertop as we quickly left the house for dinner. It was almost full when we left. We got home and our almost 5 year old peanut butter obsessed guy started throwing up repeatedly. When we took him outside we found the reason--he had taken the jar (plastic), through 2 sets of dog doors, outside to his favorite spot, unscrewed the lid (??), and eaten about 1 to 1 1/2 cups of PB--much too much for a 60 pound pup! The Pepcid was started, he had a couple of other throw ups (mostly due to water intake), then settled into a deep sleep around midnight. This morning for breakfast he got a canned ID Kong to eat slowly and it worked. He normally inhales his food but we figured his tummy needs a break today. He's now running around squeaking his new Rubber chicken so I hope the worst is past!
The vet can prescribe famitodine but it is the same thing as pepcid. Take the pepcid tablet and put a tiny bit of food around it to get it down--we used the Greenie Pill Pockets as they are low calorie and he loves them.
I would also suggest probiotics for your dog. They really help our older guy. Our vet suggested them to us after he had an eating indiscretion--a bird loving neighbor left toasted full wheat bread slices out for the birds and guess who got them? Not the birds. My guy is sensitive to wheat and he had a rough go of it for a few days. Our vet suggested Purina's FortiFlora, but now we get some from Entirely Pets.com or the health food store. Good stuff!