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Hi, this is Dr. Gabby. Was there anything on the bag that would cause him to eat it?
About how much does he weigh?
Ok thank you, ***** ***** not sure why he would eat the whole bag if there was nothing on it because it would not taste very good. But anyway, you have a few options.
You can try to induce vomiting at home. That is usually about 70% effective.
First give him a piece of bread soaked in milk.
Then give 2 tablespoons of hydrogen peroxide from a fresh bottle. Use the 3% over the counter kind.
Then run him around.
If he does not vomit in 5 minutes then repeat the dose of peroxide.
He can have up to three doses then stop.
The big risk is a piece of the bag could get stuck in his esophagus on the way up.
So another option is to have them induce vomiting at the emergency clinic.
Your third option is to wait and see what happens.
Keep a close eye on him for the next 5 days.
Give him a tablespoon of Benefiber twice a day to help move things through.
You can also use Metamucil or canned pumpkin.
If he develops a gastrointestinal blockage he will refuse to eat, vomit repeatedly, have pain on abdominal palpation, and become very lethargic.
Usually signs of a blockage do not show up until 12 hours after the offending substance was ingested.
I would monitor him for 5 days.
He could have a problem further down the road then that but normally trouble occurs within a 5 day time frame.
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