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What should I be concerned about concerning my lab eating a

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what should I be concerned about concerning my lab eating a bar of dove soap with shea butter
Submitted: 4 months ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Peter replied 4 months ago.

Welcome! Thanks for asking your question. My name is***** am a licensed veterinarian and I will be assisting you today. First I need to ask you a few questions so that I can be well informed and give you the best advice.

1- How much does she weigh?

Expert:  Dr. Peter replied 4 months ago.

Friend, ingestion of a bar of dove soap with shea butter is likely to cause vomiting or diarrhea. The other concern would be the soap becoming obstructed. I would recommend you observe her for the next day or so. If she develops vomiting or diarrhea this is what you can do:

1- Do not give things like Pepto Bismol or imodium. Start her on Pepcid AC (famotidine) 0.1-0.2mg per pound body weight every 12 hours for the next 2-3 days. You can buy Pepcid AC over the counter in any pharmacy.

2- No food or water for 6-8 hours. Need to give her gastrointestinal tract time to rest. Keep her indoors in a cool room when fasting.

3- After 6-8 hours offer a small amount of water. Wait half hour, if no vomiting, offer small amount of rice (50%) and boiled boneless chicken or ground beef (50%) 4-6 times a day. Keep on this diet for several days then wean into regular diet.

4- If she continues to vomit after doing the above or becomes lethargic, anorexic, etc. she will need to be seen by your family veterinarian for a hands on examination.

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