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My dog punctured a aaa battery,there is no leaking from

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my dog punctured a aaa battery,there is no leaking from battery that is evident,but I am concerned.is there anything I should do or watch for?should I be worried?
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Altman replied 11 months ago.

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

The biggest concern with a puncture is the acid of the battery causing oral lesions/ ulcerations or if swallowed affecting the esophagus or stomach. Please offer some water, flavored with no salt chicken broth if available to get him to drink a bit more, and a dose of pepcid (famotidine) 0.25 mg/ pound every 12 hours today as an added precaution.

As long as there are no oral lesions, gagging, vomiting the next 1-2 hours you should be just fine since the battery was not ingested and little material leaked.

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Expert:  Dr. Altman replied 11 months ago.

I am glad to see you were able to view my responses earlier

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