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My dog chewed up a tube of tecnu extreme poison ivy scrub. I

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My dog chewed up a tube of tecnu extreme poison ivy scrub. I dont know how much she actually ingested. She drank water but it came right back up. She sounds like she has a snotty nose and apprears to have some clear watery drainage from her nostrils. Idk what to do
Submitted: 4 months ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. B. replied 4 months ago.

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

Did she eat of the tube itself?

Can she keep any water down?

Are her gums pink or pale/white? Moist or sticky?

Any breathing changes?

If you press on her belly, does she have any discomfort, tenderness, or tensing?

Expert:  Dr. B. replied 4 months ago.

Hello again,

Based on your additional signs noted in another question (which I have closed so you aren't charged twice), I am concerned that Blaze has aspirated her vomit into her upper airway (causing the nasal discharge) and possibly into her lungs (which would give the drowning appearance). With these very serious complications --where the product only causes GI upset -- we have an urgent situation. She needs to be treated by the local vet as an emergency. They can start injectable anti-nausea medication to stop the vomiting. But if she is struggling to breathe now too, then she needs oxygen +/- an xray to confirm aspiration pneumonia. If that is present, then she will need to stay on oxygen until stable with antibiotics to clear the infection.

Overall, what she ate is a minor issue now that it sounds like she has aspirated her vomit and put herself into this precarious state. So, she needs to be seen urgently before she worsens or collapses from not being able to get enough oxygen. Just in case you need a local emergency vet, you can check @ http://www.vetlocator.com/ or via

http://www.veccs.org/index.php?option=com_hospitals&nationid=1&Itemid=193

Please take care,

Dr. B.

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Expert:  Dr. B. replied 4 months ago.
Hi Shawna,

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

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