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My dog got a hold of spackling paste. She didn't eat a lot

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My dog got a hold of spackling paste. She didn't eat a lot of it but just wanted to know if it was dangerous enough to kill her
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Gary replied 1 year ago.

Hello. Thanks for the question.

This should not be a problem. We can see some GI irritation from the ingestion, but it's not likely to cause any systemic toxicity. I would just watch for vomiting and diarrhea. If seen, you can treat symptomatically. Pepcid AC (Famotidine) can be used for nausea- 10 mg every 12-24 hours. Adding fiber to the diet with canned pumpkin can be done for the diarrhea. It should resolve fully over 24-48 hours.

I hope this helps, let me know if you have any other questions.