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My dog ate pieces of a plastic flower pot. What should I do?

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My dog ate pieces of a plastic flower pot. What should I do?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Dan replied 1 year ago.


Thank you for your question, I'm Dr. Dan and I'll try to help you.

Do you know about how big the pieces are of the pot that he ate?

Do you know how long ago this happened?

Dr. Dan

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I don't know how big the pieces were. It happened about an hour ago.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
What can I do. She is just laying down quietly.
Expert:  Dr. Dan replied 1 year ago.

Thank you for the information. If you feel the pieces are smaller than her stool then you can wait to see if they'll pass in her stool. This will happen over the next 3 days if it will occur. If you are concerned about obstruction then we should induce vomiting.

To do this give 1 tablespoon of hydrogen peroxide. If she doesn't vomit in 15 min give her one more dose but no more. Please note in some dogs hydrogen peroxide can be dangerously irritating to the stomach or result in aspiration pneumonia so there is some risk with this procedure. If you don't feel comfortable with the hydrogen peroxide go the emergency vet so he/she can use apomorphine which is a safer way to induce vomiting.

If we can't make her vomit and some dogs won't no matter what we do, then we need to keep a close eye on her, if she starts being unable to hold down her food and water over the next 72 hours then she'll need to have the plastic surgcially removed.

I hope this helps, if not please feel free to ask more questions.

Dr. Dan