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. Drew Your Own Question
Dr. Drew
Dr. Drew, Dog Veterinarian
Category: Dog Veterinary
Satisfied Customers: 16846
Experience:  Small Animal Medicine and Surgery
6340741
Type Your Dog Veterinary Question Here...
Dr. Drew is online now
A new question is answered every 9 seconds

My dog ate a tube of cortisone cream? Should I be concerned?

This answer was rated:

My dog ate a tube of cortisone cream? Should I be concerned?

Drew :

Hello, welcome to JustAnswer! I am a licensed veterinarian, and I'll be happy to help you in any way I can.

Drew :

If only the cream was eaten, and not the tube itself, the overall degree of concern is low.

Drew :

typically, we can see stomach upset, and increased thirst /increased urination, for a couple of days.

Customer:
Drew :

if the tube was eaten whole, then we have to worry about a blockage in the digestive tract.

Drew :

which is a far more serious situation.

Customer:

Ok, the tube was chew and had holes in it, but I believe it ingested more of the cream than the plastic


 

Drew :

ok, not likely to be a major worry, then.

Customer:
Drew :

be sure to have plenty of water available.

Customer:

Ok. So we do not have to induce vomitting?

Drew :

I would not suggest it.

Customer:
Customer:

Thanks for your help.


 

Drew :

you're very welcome. Best Wishes to you both :)

Dr. Drew and other Dog Veterinary Specialists are ready to help you
Hi Brooke,

I'm just following up on our conversation about Mack. How is everything going?

Drew