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Our dogs ate a bottle of iodine. Will it hurt them?

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Our dogs ate a bottle of iodine. Will it hurt them?
Submitted: 7 months ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  PitRottMommy replied 7 months ago.

Hello, JACustomer. I have been a Veterinary Nurse for over 15 years and would be happy to help you today. I'm reviewing your question right now.

Expert:  PitRottMommy replied 7 months ago.

1) How much did each dog consume and how much do they weigh?
2) Was the bottle also ingested?
3) Any vomiting or diarrhea?

Customer: replied 7 months ago.
One is 40# ***** one is 80#.
The bottle was ingested but I don't know by which one.
So far no vomiting or diarrhea.
Expert:  PitRottMommy replied 7 months ago.

The bottle itself is a risk of blocking the intestines. If this was chewed up or shredded, the risk is lower. Iodine itself can also cause GI upset, but shouldn't cause anything more than some vomiting and diarrhea. The bottle is the biggest risk. I would urge you to keep a close eye on both of them for the days that follow. Feed higher fiber with there food in the form of boiled rice or pure canned pumpkin at each meal to help the bottle pieces travel through. Once you've hit the 5 day mark post-ingestion, you should be in the clear and the bottle pieces should have passed. Monitor the stools well during this time. If vomiting, diarrhea, cramping, inappetence or no stool being passed occurs, it's time to see your vet.

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Customer: replied 7 months ago.
Thanks. Stars are grayed out, so I can't rate.
Customer: replied 7 months ago.
I would rate at 3 stars.
Expert:  PitRottMommy replied 7 months ago.

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Customer: replied 7 months ago.
I don't see any comment.
Expert:  PitRottMommy replied 7 months ago.

I'll contact customer service to see if they can help.

Customer: replied 7 months ago.
Ok.
Expert:  PitRottMommy replied 7 months ago.

Have a great day :)

Customer: replied 7 months ago.
You too!
Expert:  PitRottMommy replied 7 months ago.

Thank you.