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1- Did he eat any of the plastic?
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Friend, tetraborate has a wide safety margin in dogs, at most you may see mild gastrointestinal symptoms like vomiting. But, if he only bit into it I doubt you will see any symptoms. The main concern is the plastic, but, if it is a very small piece it possible he will defecate it. No need to induce vomting, this is what you can do:
1- Change his diet for the next 2-3 days to rice (75%) and boiled boneless chicken or ground beef (25%). The idea is for the rice to help pass the plastic in the feces.2- If during the next 2-3 days you see the following symptoms: lethargy, anorexia, vomiting, constipated or diarrhea, etc. follow up with a veterinarian. These are all signs of a possible obstruction of the intestinal tract. In the meantime, observe and change his diet as above then wean him back into his regular diet.
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