my dog drank gatorade (orange) because he got sick, now he has a stain under his mouth. How can i remove it?

he's a 3 month old maltese

Asked by Member 825398 on Apr 11th 2009 in Grooming
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Cookies 'n' Creme (1998-2011)

Two words: wet washcloth.

Giving a dog gatorade when he is sick? I've never heard of doing that. Did the vet recommend it? If not, it's best not to give a dog any human medication/method for treating aliment as they are a totally different creature from humans, unless it is actually verified that it is alright to do so. I don't think that gatorade would hurt a dog (and if it wouldn't, it might not help the dog feel better), but best to be on the safe side.

Cookies 'n' Creme (1998-2011) answered on 4/12/09. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 0 Report this answer

In Loving Memory of BOOMER

We recommend Gatorade at our clinic if a dog won't drink water and shows signs of dehydration. We also recommend Chicken Broth. You might want to try the latter to avoid more stains.

And just to clarify for the first poster, who is absolutely right about the importance of seeing the vet BEFORE giving your dog anything, most of the meds we send home and treat dogs with are human medications.

When people begin to recognize that, they give their pups anything they have on hand in order to avoid a vet visit such as Ibuprofen which you should NEVER give a dog. That's where the trouble comes in. If in doubt, at LEAST call the vet to find out if the med is safe and what the correct dose is. The best advice is to always see the vet.

I've had a lot of sucess with the whitening shampoo Pearlyte. Might want to wait till the pup is feeling better before going the bath route tho. If that doesn't work, wait for his next grooming appt & have them shave it off.

In Loving Memory of BOOMER answered on 4/13/09. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 0 Report this answer