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My dog ate a tube of liquid stitch.

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My dog ate a tube of liquid stitch.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Gary replied 1 year ago.
How long ago did this happen?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
don't know. Had stringy solid on her paws. Probably at least 2 hours.
Expert:  Dr. Gary replied 1 year ago.
Ok thanks. If the whole tube was ingested, then I would want to induce vomiting to get it up. If you have a vet nearby, I would go in and have them x-ray her first. It'll show up nicely on x-ray. If it's in there, they can give an injection of hydrogen peroxide to induce vomiting. If it's not in there, they there is no treatment needed. If the tube is just chewed, then I wouldn't do anything. Glue will form a plaque when it hits saliva. The plaque could potentially cause an obstruction, but most pass. That is not the case with wood glue (gorilla glue) that expands in the stomach, but that does not sound like the issue here. I hope this helps, let me know if you have any other questions.