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My dog ate plastic eye glass lense. She is 26 lbs. Has drank

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My dog ate plastic eye glass lense. She is 26 lbs. Has drank since I do not know of bowel movement. What do I do?
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. The Veterinarian will know if your dog will be able to digest that. What is the dog's name?
Customer: Gracie
JA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Gracie?
Customer: No she is perfect in every way except his is the 4th pair she destroyed. The first I caught her swelling the lastic.
Submitted: 4 months ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Altman replied 4 months ago.

Welcome to Justanswer! I am Dr. Altman and happy to assist you both today! Please give me a few moments to type my response and I will be right back!

Expert:  Dr. Altman replied 4 months ago.

Did she chew the lenses at all? How long ago did this occur? Has she passed previous glasses?

Expert:  Dr. Altman replied 4 months ago.

I am online another 15 minutes this evening, I apologize if you are having issues with the site

Depending on your dogs size this is a potential foreign body obstruction so I would advise inducing vomiting. If your dog ingested this within the last few hours then you can induce vomiting with 3% hydrogen peroxide 1 tsp per ten pounds then walk around to mix it in the stomach and agitate the lining but ONLY if your dog did not chew the lens. If chewed there will be sharp edges and inducing vomiting is contraindicated. If no vomiting within 10-15 minutes it can be repeated once only in hopes of inducing vomiting.

If there is no vomiting then there are a few precautions we can take to hopefully minimize the risk of obstruction but at the first signs of vomiting without production of the ball please have a veterinarian evaluate your dog.

- Feed 2-3 pieces of bread now if this occurred in the last few hours

- Take a nice walk to help move the material through. Not running around but a leash walk which helps encourage emptying of the stomach and digestion of at least 15+ minutes

- In about 2 hours repeat the bread which is used to help bulk up the foreign body to hopefully push them through

- Monitor for signs of the material coming out the other end in the next 24-48 hours

- Again tomorrow a few nice long leash walks to help encourage gi motility and pushing the foreign material through the intestinal tract

This is the difficult part, the watching and waiting because all we can do is see if it passes on its own if there is no initial vomiting with the peroxide.

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Expert:  Dr. Altman replied 4 months ago.

I am glad to see you were able to view my responses earlier, I wanted to check in to see how Gracie is doing and if there were any issues with ingesting the plastic eye lens? I would love an update when you are able.

Please let me know if I can be of any further assistance to you both today

If the information I have provided was helpful I would be grateful if you would rate our chat with the stars at the top of the screen so I am compensated for my time. Thank you and best of luck to you both, truly!