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He ate my hubbys fixodent, Luigi 1 year Its all over his

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He ate my hubbys fixodent
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. The veterinarian will know if the dog will be able to digest that. What is the dog's name and age?
Customer: Luigi 1 year Its all over his mouth
JA: Is there anything else the veterinarian should be aware of about Luigi?
Customer: No
Submitted: 1 month ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Deb replied 1 month ago.

Hello, I'm Dr. Deb and will do my best to help you today.

I'm sorry for this concern about Luigi. Fortunately, the ingredients in Fixodent wouldn't be toxic if ingested; gastrointestinal issues such as vomiting (usually within 30 minutes) or diarrhea (usually within 12-24 hours) might be seen but that's about all.

Fixodent does contains zinc salts but they are poorly absorbed and, thus, wouldn't pose a problem.

If he ate the tube itself, then there's a very slight chance that it might become lodged in either his stomach or intestines but it's not a high risk.

I would monitor for signs of persistent vomiting, lethargy, disinterest in food or abdominal pain. I'd also a bulk up the diet with fiber such as whole wheat bread which may help to increase transit time.

I hope this helps to reassure you about him. Deb