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my dog ate fiberglass insulation what should I do.

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my dog ate fiberglass insulation what should I do.
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  CriticalCareVet replied 6 years ago.
Thank you for your post!

Due to the harsh nature of the material - we do not recommend making these dogs vomit.

You can try a bland diet such as chicken and rice with 2 tablespoons of a fiber source such as bran or metamucil with the food every 12 hours.

If you notice vomiting, abdominal pain, loss of appetite, or blood in the stool I would then see your veterinarian for evaluation.
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Customer: replied 6 years ago.
Relist: Answer quality.
Expert:  CriticalCareVet replied 6 years ago.
Hi there,

What other information are you looking for? This is the recommended treatment and supportive care for fiberglass ingestion. I have seen many of these cases before and have recommended this treatment, successfully in the past.
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Please click "ACCEPT" if the information I have provided has been of help so I receive credit for my work. Bonuses are always welcome and Feedback is appreciated. Thank you.

The above is given for information only. Although I am a licensed veterinarian, I cannot legally prescribe medicines or diagnose your pet's condition without performing a physical exam. If you have concerns about your pet I would highly advise contacting your regular veterinarian.
Customer: replied 6 years ago.
Do you think he will die?
Expert:  CriticalCareVet replied 6 years ago.
No - most dogs with supportive care do well! But it is important to monitor for the signs listed above to make sure there is no evidence of a blockage or severe stomach/intestinal upset.
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Please click "ACCEPT" if the information I have provided has been of help so I receive credit for my work. Bonuses are always welcome and Feedback is appreciated. Thank you.

The above is given for information only. Although I am a licensed veterinarian, I cannot legally prescribe medicines or diagnose your pet's condition without performing a physical exam. If you have concerns about your pet I would highly advise contacting your regular veterinarian.