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Our 7 year old golden retriever just ate Crayola Air Dry Clay.

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Our 7 year old golden retriever just ate Crayola Air Dry Clay. Should we induce vomiting? If so, what do we use to induce vomiting?

Dr. Christian K. :

Hello. This is Dr. Christian.

Dr. Christian K. :

How much does Lucy weigh? How much did she eat?

Customer:

She weighs 80 pounds. I'm not sure how much she ate. Possibly a ball of clay the smaller than my fist.

Dr. Christian K. :

It would be best to induce vomiting then. The clay will not digest and is big enough that it could cause a blockage. If she just ate it then vomiting may bring it back up. Give 3 tablespoons of hydrogen peroxide to induce vomtiing. If she doesn't vomit then you'll need to take her to an emergency clinic to induce vomiting. Vomiting needs to occur within a hour of ingestion so don't wait to go to the ER if necessary.

Customer:

OK. Thank you so much!

Dr. Christian K. :

You are welcome. Good luck. If that clay comes out she should be fine.

Dr. Christian K. :

How did it go with Lucy?

Customer:

She did throw up. She is resting outside. We have a bowl of water for her. How long should we wait until we offer her food?

Dr. Christian K. :

I'd wait a couple of hours. Did the clay come up with the vomit?

Customer:

Oh yes it did!

Dr. Christian K. :

That's awesome and a huge relief. Her stomach should settle in a few hours and then you can try offering small amounts of food. Don't overdo it until you know she'll eat and keep it down.

Dr. Christian K. :

Do you have any other questions?

Customer:

I think that we are all set. Thank you so much!

Dr. Christian K. :

You're welcome. It's great you saw everything happen and could do something quickly. That makes all the difference.

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Hi Dana,

I'm just following up on our conversation about Lucy. How is everything going?

Dr. Christian K.
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

Lucy is doing well. Thank you for checking.