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My dog just ate four ounces of petroleum jelly. It has a warning

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My dog just ate four ounces of petroleum jelly. It has a warning on it for children. Should I be concerned?
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr Scott Nimmo replied 7 years ago.
In direct answer to your question :

1. My experience is that this amount of petroleum jelly would not be toxic to a dog of your one's size. All that is likely to happen here { if anything } is a mild transient gastro-enteritis.

2. However as this has just happened you could opt to recover the petroleum jelly at this point by inducing vomiting. For the sake of speed I will give you a link : LINK

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