How JustAnswer Works:
  • Ask an Expert
    Experts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional Answer
    Via email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site.
    Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
    Rate the answer you receive.
Ask Dr. Michael Salkin Your Own Question
Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian
Category: Dog
Satisfied Customers: 24372
Experience:  University of California at Davis graduate veterinarian with 44 years of experience
55012488
Type Your Dog Question Here...
Dr. Michael Salkin is online now
A new question is answered every 9 seconds

My chihuahua got ahold of hand in my bag and I came home to

Customer Question

Hi. My chihuahua got ahold of hand lotion in my bag and I came home to the empty tub (small travel size with very little left around the sides). She's acting normal thus far. Should I be worried?
Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 10 months ago.

Your Chihuahua may experience transient gastrointestinal distress - inappetence, vomiting and/or diarrhea - from ingesting such an unusual "food" but toxicity isn't expected following hand lotion or the great majority of cosmetics ingestions. I wouldn't induce emesis nor treat in any manner. Please respond with further questions or concerns if you wish.

Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 10 months ago.
Hi,
I'm just following up on our conversation about Katherine M. How is everything going?
Dr. Michael Salkin