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Is Pumice stone that a dog ate poisoneous

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Is Pumice stone that a dog ate poisoneous?
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Bruce replied 5 years ago.

Hi,

 

Welcome to Just Answer. A pumice stone isn't poisonous. It is possibly a foreign body that may block him up. I would take him to your vet to have them take an x-ray to confirm that it is inside of him. At that point, then I would monitor him for signs of a blockage - if he starts to vomit, stop eating or have abdominal pain - then a blockage would be possible. There is a chance that if the stone was ate and it is small enough, it may pass.

Customer: replied 5 years ago.

How urgent is this? Would you recommend taking him in right now?

Expert:  Dr. Bruce replied 5 years ago.
Did he just eat it?
Customer: replied 5 years ago.
Yes, just about 10 minutes ago.
Julie
Expert:  Dr. Bruce replied 5 years ago.

Ok. We can try to make him vomit it up.

 

Here is a link that takes you through the steps of inducing vomiting at home.
http://www.petplace.com/dogs/how-to-induce-vomiting-emesis-in-dogs/page1.aspx

 

If he vomits it up - great. If he doesn't - it isn't an emergency to rush him in. I would just have your vet x-ray him tomorrow to see if it is there.

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Customer: replied 5 years ago.
Thank you Dr Bruce. I've done this before (because he lives up to his name...Chewie, he especially likes chocolate in the past!), I am going to proceed in following the directions because my veterinarian has told me this as well. Thank you for your attention to detail!
Expert:  Dr. Bruce replied 5 years ago.
Hopefully the stone comes up! And if it doesn't, hopefully an x-ray tomorrow says that he didn't eat it! I've had cases where something that was supposedly eaten wasn't.
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Customer: replied 5 years ago.
thank you. I will wait till morning, if he doesn't vomit up. The vet's office opens up in 4 hours. Thanks again.
Expert:  Dr. Bruce replied 5 years ago.
Glad to help! Can you let me know how things turn out? This link will stay open.