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I think my dog swallowed turpentine. He constantly was

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i think my dog swallowed turpentine. He constantly was licking like something was on his tongue. What do I do
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. B. replied 1 year ago.

Hello & welcome, I am Dr. B, a licensed veterinarian and I would like to help you today. I do apologize that your question was not answered before. Different experts come online at various times; I just came online, read about your wee one’s situation, and wanted to help.

Again I do apologize that my colleagues could not aid you sooner, but can you tell me:

How is Dexter just now? Any more licking?

Any vomiting or drooling? Any sores in his mouth or changes to his breathing?

How much do you think he had?

Are his gums pink or pale/white? Moist or sticky?

If you press on his belly,does he have any discomfort, tenderness, or tensing?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Seems to be better, not licking now. He slept very soundly. No vomiting or sores in his mouth. I will keep a watch today for any changes in behavior.
Thank you for answering
Expert:  Dr. B. replied 1 year ago.

You are very welcome & I am glad that he sounds to be settled.

Since we were not able to aid you at the time your posting, I will pop your question back to customer service for a refund.

All the best,

Dr. B.