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My dog ate a Chapstick - what should I do?

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My dog ate a Chapstick - what should I do?
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. B. replied 11 months ago.

Hello & welcome, I am Dr. B, a licensed veterinarian & I would like to help you with your wee one today.

How long ago?

Did he eat the tube or just the chapstick itself?

Can you tell me its ingredients or the brand?

How much does he weigh?

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
Just ate the round Chapstick from container. He weighs 23 lbs.
Customer: replied 11 months ago.
He ate it last night - about 5-6 hrs ago
Expert:  Dr. B. replied 11 months ago.

Thank you,

Now the most dangerous part of eating chapstick is when they eat the non-edible container. This is because those can cause blockages. So, it is great to see that this is not the case for Meatloaf. With that aside, we'd not be overly worried here. Chapsticks are generally non-toxic and if anything will cause a bit of stomach upset or diarrhea. Therefore, in this case, we need only monitor him and offer a light diet (ie rice with boiled chicken, white fish, cottage cheese, or scrambled egg) for the next day or so. But we'd expect no issue here at all.

All the best & happy holidays,

Dr. B.

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Expert:  Dr. B. replied 11 months ago.
Hi Patti,
I'm just following up on our conversation about Meatloaf. How is everything going?
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