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My wife had her wisdom teeth pulled and the dog were house

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My wife had her wisdom teeth pulled and the dog were house sitting ( a polmaraniu) ate one of the galls bandages they had packed into her tooth cavity, it was lying on the nitestand and the dog ate it, should we be concerned
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Altman replied 1 year ago.

Welcome to Justanswer! I am Dr. Altman and happy to assist you both today!

If Rocky is a small dog, Pomeranian perhaps, then this is a potential obstruction for him.

If Rocky ingested this within the last few hours then you can induce vomiting with 3% hydrogen peroxide 1 tsp per ten pounds then walk around to mix it in the stomach and agitate the lining. If no vomiting within 10-15 minutes it can be repeated once only in hopes of inducing vomiting.

If there is no vomiting then you have the option of going to a veterinary er to give stronger medications to induce vomiting or hoping it will pass by giving a few pieces of bread and increased leash walks x 24-48 hours, monitoring for it coming out the other end.

But if he has any vomiting past the few hours and has not brought up the gauze then I would strongly urge a veterinary exam to rule out a potential obstruction. In addition, lethargy, reduced appetite and diarrhea should be monitored for.

I hope this makes sense but please let me know how else I can assist you both today!

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Expert:  Dr. Altman replied 1 year ago.

Please let me know if I can be of any further assistance to you both today! I hope Rocky is not showing any issues of ingesting the gauze and I would love an update when you are able...

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Expert:  Dr. Altman replied 1 year ago.
Hi Fred,
I'm just following up on our conversation about Rocky. How is everything going?
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