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Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian
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Experience:  University of California at Davis graduate veterinarian with 44 years of experience
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My dog just ate part of an silicone gel filled desk wrist rest

Customer Question

My dog just ate part of an silicone gel filled desk wrist rest
JA: IÂ’m sorry to hear that. The Veterinarian will know if your dog will be able to digest that. What is the dog's name and age?
Customer: At
JA: How old is At?
Customer: Ari a 18 month old boxer
JA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about At?
Customer: No
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Customer: Ok
Submitted: 7 months ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 7 months ago.
Silicone is inert and nontoxic. In fact, it's administered as a gas-reducer (Gas-X, e.g.). I'm more concerned about Ari passing the foreign body - the wrist rest which contained the gel. How large a piece are we talking about? Are there are any sharp points to it?
Customer: replied 7 months ago.
No sharp points, probably 3 inches by one inch of about 1/2 inch area is missing with some soft covering
Customer: replied 7 months ago.
It seems to be really sticky though
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 7 months ago.
Let's see if we can get him to vomit it up by dosing him with 45 mL (3 measuring tablespoons) of 3% hydrogen peroxide with a small poultry baster placed between his cheek teeth and cheek. He should vomit within 15 minutes. If not, you can repeat the same dose. Keep me posted, please.
Customer: replied 7 months ago.
Ok I will do that right now
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 7 months ago.
I'll be here.
Customer: replied 7 months ago.
Thanks for your help. We got it out of her.
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 7 months ago.
Well done!
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 7 months ago.
Hi,

I'm just following up on our conversation about your pet. How is everything going?

Dr. Michael Salkin