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Pup chewed on tissue that had some Debrox earwax removal aid

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pup chewed on tissue that had some Debrox earwax removal aid on it. The Debrox is Carbamide Peroxide 6. 5%. Acting listless.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Deb replied 1 year ago.

Hello, I'm Dr. Deb and will do my best to help you today.

It certainly does sound as if Tibbs has had a rough time of it lately, doesn't it??

I'm happy to reassure you that ingestion of a small amount of Deborx earwax remover isn't likely to cause any significant issues for him. It definitely wouldn't be a toxic amount; in fact, the most I might expect to see in terms of symptoms might be gastrointestinal irritation (vomiting or possibly diarrhea in a few hours).

Since he was given medication for the hornet assault, I'd have to suspect that these medications might be responsible for his lethargy. Anti-histamines are notorious for causing sedation in our pets. And, while I don't typically see sedation when steroids are given, this drug might also be to blame....as would pain killers (depending on what he was given).

If he is having a drug reaction, then he should perk up pretty quickly once they're discontinued or out of his system.

I hope this helps and that he has some better days than the last few. Deb