How JustAnswer Works:
  • Ask an Expert
    Experts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional Answer
    Via email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site.
    Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
    Rate the answer you receive.
Ask Dr. Andy Your Own Question
Dr. Andy
Dr. Andy, Medical Director
Category: Dog Veterinary
Satisfied Customers: 30035
Experience:  UC Davis graduate, emphasis in dermatology, internal medicine, pain management
14008320
Type Your Dog Veterinary Question Here...
Dr. Andy is online now
A new question is answered every 9 seconds

Is sweet almond massage oil poisonous to dogs. I just got

Customer Question

Is sweet almond massage oil poisonous to dogs. I just got home and my 14 pl dachshund had gotten into the bottle, chewed the lid and it is all over the carpet. I don't know how much she consumed but she doesn't feel well. She was coughing a little. No running stools yet and no vomiting.
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Andy replied 7 years ago.
<p>Hello, </p><p>Well, there could be other ingredients that I am also concerned about in a massage oil that could make her very ill. Especially, since she is not a large breed dog, it would not take a lot to make her ill. Also, if not toxicity, there is definitely that possibility for a severe gastritis or gastroenteritis. Absolutely, even without evidence of vomiting or diarrhea, yet, I would get her into the vet for supportive care. </p><p> </p><p>Good Luck</p><p>Dr. Andy</p>
Customer: replied 7 years ago.
There is nothing else in the oil...just pure sweet almond oil
Expert:  Dr. Andy replied 7 years ago.
<p>That's enough. Fatty stuff in particular, not only can cause gastritis, but is the #1 cause (in general) for pancreatitis as well. </p><p> </p><p>Definitely, supportive care at the vet. Even more so, if there is already any evidence that she does not feel good.</p><p> </p><p>Dr. Andy</p>
Customer: replied 7 years ago.
sorry...I got kicked off the internet and ended up calling the emergency vet clinic and the manufacturer of the oil. The oil is food grade and the emergency clinic said just to watch her.
Expert:  Dr. Andy replied 7 years ago.
<p>I don't entirely agree.</p><p> </p><p>However, to help calm the stomach, you can give a 1/2 tablet of over-the-counter Pepcid A.C. (antacid)</p><p> </p><p>Good Luck</p><p>Dr. Andy</p>