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My dog ate triple antibiotic Ointment, what we can do until

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My dog ate triple antibiotic Ointment, what we can do until we find a vet that is open?
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  David Janssen replied 6 years ago.
Hello, and thanks for writing in.

It will likely not cause a problem, since dogs usually need to ingest a large amount to cause problems. If problems do arise, it's usually stomach upset (vomiting, diarrhea). If the actual container was eaten, it has the potential to cause stomach upset, or may get stuck in the intestines. So, if you see vomiting, diarrhea, lack of appetite, or lethargy, I would recommend having them examined and treated. Otherwise, they will likely be fine.

I hope this helps.
Dr. Dave
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