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1- Did she eat the container as well or just the ointment?
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Friend, the salve is not going to be life threatening or systemically toxic but she could develop mild vomiting or diarrhea otherwise she will be fine. The main concern would be the container that could become obstructed in the gastrointestinal tract. But, she is a big dog so it is very likely she will be able to pass in the stool. I would add some rice to her food for the 2-3 days; the rice will bind the container and help pass it in the stool. Symptoms to look for that would suggest a possible obstruction are: Lethargy, vomiting, diarrhea or constipation, anorexia, abdominal pain, etc. If you see any these symptoms during the next few days follow up with family veterinarian for a hands on examination.
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