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dog licked my knee where i had applied Australian Dream Cream

about 2 hours before, what...
dog licked my knee where i had applied Australian Dream Cream about 2 hours before, what should i look for or do?
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Is she having any signs of gi upset?

Dogdoc4u :

If just licking your knee after application and she is not showing any signs of gi upset you should be just fine. The amount ingested would be minimal and I would not expect her to have any issues with the ingestion

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have you seen the ingredients?

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would any expected problems be gi related?

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should i watch for any symptoms?

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Yes, if this is the arthritis pain relief cream formula then I have reviewed the ingredients and it would likely take ingesting 1/2 to an entire tub to cause gi upset including vomiting/ diarrhea. Unless she has a sensitive stomach and this would result in possible loose stool for 24 hours.

There is nothing I see that licking a small amount would cause anything more than slightly loose stool if that.

Please let me know if you have any additional questions I can assist with. If it has been 2 hours since application most of it is likely absorbed. I would monitor tonight (especially the first 2-4 hours) and ensure there is free access to water but I suspect she should be just fine...
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Customer reply replied 4 years ago

She is fine, no apparent bad effects, stool is good, eyes normal, no vomiting, as active as ever.


 


Thanks for your enlightened reassurance and follow-up.


 


In future, just to be safe, long pants go on after med applications on knees.

Thank you so much for the update, glad to hear she is doing well and has no ill effects from the ingestion. Yes, it sounds like long pants are indicated in the future!
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