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. Brian M. Your Own Question

Dr. Brian M.
Dr. Brian M., Veterinarian
Category: Dog Veterinary
Satisfied Customers: 642
Experience:  17 years of veterinary experience in companion animal and exotic medicine and surgery
Type Your Dog Veterinary Question Here...
Dr. Brian M. is online now
A new question is answered every 9 seconds

My morkie puppy just ate a small piece of lego. What should

Resolved Question:

My morkie puppy just ate a small piece of lego. What should I do
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Brian M. replied 3 years ago.
Hello. I am Dr Brian. You can give her 1 teaspoon of 3% hydrogen peroxide per 10 pounds of body weight to induce vomiting and attempt to have her vomit up the Lego piece. If no vomiting within 15 minuets, repeat the dose one time. If she vomits up the Lego, then you are fine. If the Lego does not come up, monitor her for passing it in the stool. If she develops vomiting, lethargy, or refuses to eat over the next couple of days, then have her seen by your vet.
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

Hi Dr. Brian,

I will have to check if I have that product. She has already eaten kibble this morning.

Should this treatment still be given

 

Expert:  Dr. Brian M. replied 3 years ago.
If she has just eaten the Lego it is worth trying. She will have food in the vomit that you will need to search through to look for the Lego.
Customer: replied 3 years ago.
She ate the lego piece about an hour ago.
Customer: replied 3 years ago.
The peroxide is poison. I am not comfortable giving that to her.
Expert:  Dr. Brian M. replied 3 years ago.
Peroxide is used as an emetic (induces vomiting) in dogs every day for problems involving ingestion of poisons or things like this. It is stated on the bottle to not give orally because it causes vomiting. It is used thousands of times a day to induce vomiting in dogs by vets. If you are not comfortable inducing vomiting with this product, then monitor her for vomiting, loss of appetite, and lethargy. Watch her stools for the Lego piece to pass. If you have an emergency clinic in your area with an endoscope, they could try and retrieve it with the scope.
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

She seems to be acting normaL right now. If I do give her the peroxide, could the piece get stuck in her throat if she does vomit.

 

I am hoping she will pass this through her next bowel movement.

Expert:  Dr. Brian M. replied 3 years ago.
Yes, that is a possibility when vomiting is induced. The fact that there is food in her stomach helps the object to come out with the vomit. If it is a very tiny piece there is a very good chance it will pass in the stool. The problem is if it gets stuck in the intestines and causes a blockage. This is where you would see the vomiting, lethargy, and loss of appetite. As long as she is eating and acting normal, then just monitor her stools for the Lego.
Dr. Brian M., Veterinarian
Category: Dog Veterinary
Satisfied Customers: 642
Experience: 17 years of veterinary experience in companion animal and exotic medicine and surgery
Dr. Brian M. and 3 other Dog Veterinary Specialists are ready to help you

JustAnswer in the News:

 
 
 
Ask-a-doc Web sites: If you've got a quick question, you can try to get an answer from sites that say they have various specialists on hand to give quick answers... Justanswer.com.
JustAnswer.com...has seen a spike since October in legal questions from readers about layoffs, unemployment and severance.
Web sites like justanswer.com/legal
...leave nothing to chance.
Traffic on JustAnswer rose 14 percent...and had nearly 400,000 page views in 30 days...inquiries related to stress, high blood pressure, drinking and heart pain jumped 33 percent.
Tory Johnson, GMA Workplace Contributor, discusses work-from-home jobs, such as JustAnswer in which verified Experts answer people’s questions.
I will tell you that...the things you have to go through to be an Expert are quite rigorous.
 
 
 

What Customers are Saying:

 
 
 
  • It was so professional, so personally concerned (as we were) and you answered all of our questions. George and I are so happy that I found "JustAnswer" on my Google search -- you are now in my "Favorites" list! And, yes we do love our kitty - she makes our life complete! Bev & George Boca Raton, FL
< Last | Next >
  • It was so professional, so personally concerned (as we were) and you answered all of our questions. George and I are so happy that I found "JustAnswer" on my Google search -- you are now in my "Favorites" list! And, yes we do love our kitty - she makes our life complete! Bev & George Boca Raton, FL
  • Wonderful service, prompt, efficient, and accurate. Couldn't have asked for more. I cannot thank you enough for your help. Mary C. Freshfield, Liverpool, UK
  • This expert is wonderful. They truly know what they are talking about, and they actually care about you. They really helped put my nerves at ease. Thank you so much!!!! Alex Los Angeles, CA
  • Thank you for all your help. It is nice to know that this service is here for people like myself, who need answers fast and are not sure who to consult. GP Hesperia, CA
  • I couldn't be more satisfied! This is the site I will always come to when I need a second opinion. Justin Kernersville, NC
  • Just let me say that this encounter has been entirely professional and most helpful. I liked that I could ask additional questions and get answered in a very short turn around. Esther Woodstock, NY
  • Thank you so much for taking your time and knowledge to support my concerns. Not only did you answer my questions, you even took it a step further with replying with more pertinent information I needed to know. Robin Elkton, Maryland
 
 
 

Meet The Experts:

 
 
 
  • Dr. Debbie

    Dog Veterinarian

    Satisfied Customers:

    902
    Companion animal veterinarian practicing for over 10 years.
< Last | Next >
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/DE/debkatreyn/2011-11-28_33650_682e.64x64.jpg Dr. Debbie's Avatar

    Dr. Debbie

    Dog Veterinarian

    Satisfied Customers:

    902
    Companion animal veterinarian practicing for over 10 years.
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/VE/vetforyou/2012-6-20_33122_PearlPhoto.64x64.jpg Dr. Andy's Avatar

    Dr. Andy

    Medical Director

    Satisfied Customers:

    13796
    UC Davis graduate, emphasis in dermatology, internal medicine, pain management
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/doggfone1/2009-07-16_133633_vet_pic.jpg Dr. Scott's Avatar

    Dr. Scott

    Veterinarian

    Satisfied Customers:

    9550
    12 years of small animal, equine and pocket pet medicine and surgery.
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/RY/rydergar/2012-6-6_192240_IMG0328.64x64.JPG Dr. Gary's Avatar

    Dr. Gary

    Dog Veterinarian

    Satisfied Customers:

    7758
    DVM, Emergency Veterinarian, BS (Physiology)
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/AN/andrewDVM/2012-4-27_12585_iStock000011751407XSmall.64x64.jpg Dr. Drew's Avatar

    Dr. Drew

    Dog Veterinarian

    Satisfied Customers:

    6598
    Small Animal Medicine and Surgery
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/1I/1ISUDVM/2011-3-1_22028_Honeymoon2005075294928803490646858.64x64.jpg Dr. Bruce's Avatar

    Dr. Bruce

    Veterinarian

    Satisfied Customers:

    6377
    13 years of experience as a small animal veterinarian
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/BI/bigislandvet/2013-2-21_214244_IMG0357.64x64.JPG Dr. Michael Salkin's Avatar

    Dr. Michael Salkin

    Big Island Vet

    Satisfied Customers:

    6049
    University of California at Davis graduate veterinarian with 41 yrs. of experience.