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My dog just ate a couple of diapers. I gave him hydrogen peroxide

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My dog just ate a couple of diapers. I gave him hydrogen peroxide and he threw a fair bit up, though I'm not sure if it is all of it. Should I take him in to the vet anyway?
Welcome! My name isXXXXX am a UC Davis graduate, and currently, a Medical Director of a veterinary hospital.

I am sorry to hear about this concern.
Because larger pieces of diaper could cause an obstruction, it would be worthwhile to get into a vet. They will very likely want to do an abdominal x-ray. The only problem is that diaper fragments may not be visible, but better to take the x-ray to see what is and is not visible.

If you elect not to go to the vet:
If you observe any of the following, you'll want to get into a ER veterinarian for better supportive care:
- persistent vomiting or trying to vomit
- bad diarrhea or bloody diarrhea
- poor appetite that persists
- excessive panting to suggest nausea or pain
- bloated belly appearance or a tense belly

Please let me know if there is anything I did not cover for you. I hope that information has been helpful.
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Customer: replied 4 years ago.

Would a wait and see approach work best? Or have him drink water, etc. ..I do have access to a 24-hour emergency vet.

Well, from a vet's point of view, not knowing how much was ingested vs. how much was vomited up, we always like x-rays!

If the pieces vomited up appeared to be small fragments, then we would also hope that anything remaining is small fragments.

So, best for x-rays, but understand if you choose a wait and see approach. You have already done what you can to get some of the diaper out of his system.

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