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i think my dog licked some transmission fluid she is acting

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i think my dog licked some transmission fluid she is acting weird
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Veterinary
Expert:  CriticalCareVet replied 5 years ago.
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Transmission fluid is a highly refined hydro-treated based oil.

For these cases we do NOT recommend making her vomit - as a big concern is aspiration and therefore pneumonia.

We can see gastrointestinal signs such as vomiting and diarrhea as a result of this ingestion.

Common therapies to consider include:

1) A bland diet such as boiled chicken and rice (2/3 rice and 1/3 chicken).

2) With diarrhea, higher fiber diets such as Hill’s W/D or even adding a fiber source such as bran or canned pumpkin (not pumpkin pie filling) to the normal diet to increase the fiber content to help firm up the stool.

3) Pedialyte for hydration - LINK HERE

Otherwise - this is not toxic to organs or causing other illness.

I hope this information helps!
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