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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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She swallowed a salad dressing plastic cap, Beagle, Jazzi 2,

Customer Question

She swallowed a salad dressing plastic cap
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. What sort of animal are we talking about?
Customer: Beagle
JA: OK. The Veterinarian will know if the beagle will be able to digest that. What is the beagle's name and age?
Customer: Jazzi 2
JA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Jazzi?
Customer: No
Submitted: 3 months ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 3 months ago.

How long ago did she ingest the cap, please? If within an hour, I'd like to induce emesis.

Customer: replied 3 months ago.
within hour
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 3 months ago.

Let's dose Jazzi 2 with 3% hydrogen peroxide at a dose of 5 mL (one measuring teaspoon) per 5 lbs of body weight by means of a small poultry baster placed between her cheek teeth and cheek. She should vomit within 15 minutes. If not, please repeat the same dose. Please continue our conversation if you wish.

Customer: replied 3 months ago.
Gave her peroxide just now
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 3 months ago.

Keep me posted, please.

Customer: replied 3 months ago.
Will it pass thru her
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 3 months ago.

I'm hoping she'll vomit it so she won't have to pass it through her. A good size Beagle is likely to be able to pass the cap through her small intestine. How much does she weigh, please?

Customer: replied 3 months ago.
25 lbs
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 3 months ago.

Depending upon the size of the cap, it could be problematic making its way through the small intestine.

Customer: replied 3 months ago.
She threw up but no cap
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 3 months ago.

Rats. Let's dose her again - with 25 mL (1 measuring tablespoon + 2 measuring teaspoons).

Customer: replied 3 months ago.
Can it lodge in through the coming up
Customer: replied 3 months ago.
Can I wait till morning and see my regular vet
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 3 months ago.

Possibly but it made it down and so it should be able to make it back up! Yes, but it might make its way into the small intestine where it will either continue on without harm or obstruct the lumen of the small intestine.