How JustAnswer Works:
  • Ask an Expert
    Experts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional Answer
    Via email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site. Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
    Rate the answer you receive.
Ask Dr. B. Your Own Question
Dr. B.
Dr. B., Veterinarian
Category: Dog Veterinary
Satisfied Customers: 21201
Experience:  Hello, I am a small animal veterinarian and am happy to discuss any concerns & questions you have on any species.
Type Your Dog Veterinary Question Here...
Dr. B. is online now
A new question is answered every 9 seconds

My dog ate a Chapstick - what should I do?

Customer Question

My dog ate a Chapstick - what should 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 & I would like to help you with your wee one today.

How long ago?

Did he eat the tube or just the chapstick itself?

Can you tell me its ingredients or the brand?

How much does he weigh?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Just ate the round Chapstick from container. He weighs 23 lbs.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
He ate it last night - about 5-6 hrs ago
Expert:  Dr. B. replied 1 year ago.

Thank you,

Now the most dangerous part of eating chapstick is when they eat the non-edible container. This is because those can cause blockages. So, it is great to see that this is not the case for Meatloaf. With that aside, we'd not be overly worried here. Chapsticks are generally non-toxic and if anything will cause a bit of stomach upset or diarrhea. Therefore, in this case, we need only monitor him and offer a light diet (ie rice with boiled chicken, white fish, cottage cheese, or scrambled egg) for the next day or so. But we'd expect no issue here at all.

All the best & happy holidays,

Dr. B.


If you have any other questions, please ask me – I’ll be happy to respond. Please remember to rate my service once you have all the information you need as this is how I am credited for assisting you today. Thank you! : )

Expert:  Dr. B. replied 1 year ago.
Hi Patti,
I'm just following up on our conversation about Meatloaf. How is everything going?