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My 7 mo old puppy lab/collie mix swallowed a cottonball

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My 7 mo old...

My 7 mo old puppy lab/collie mix swallowed a cottonball soaked in Hydrogen Peroxide, do I ned to take her to the emergency vet?

Veterinarian's Assistant: I'm sorry to hear that. The Veterinarian will know if the puppy will be able to digest that. What is the collie's name?

Elsa

Veterinarian's Assistant: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Elsa?

I gave her the dose of 3% HP and walked her around then she threw up. Will she be ok.

Submitted: 2 years ago.Category: Dog Veterinary
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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Altman, Veterinarian replied 2 years ago
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Welcome to Justanswer! I am Dr. Altman and happy to assist you both today!

May I ask your Elsa's weight? When you say she vomited, did she bring up the cotton ball?

Thank you

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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Altman, Veterinarian replied 2 years ago

Even though the cotton ball is not digested by the stomach, it's size should not cause any issues with an obstruction in a dog that is over 25 pounds. As a precaution you can:

1.) Feed a few pieces of bread now

2.) Take a nice walk to help move the material through. Not running around but a leash walk which helps encourage emptying of the stomach and digestion

3.) In about 2 hours repeat the bread which is used to help push the foreign body to hopefully push them through

4.) Monitor for signs of the cotton ball coming out the other end in the next 24-48 hours if it wasn't vomited

5.) Again tomorrow a few nice long leash walks to help encourage gi motility and pushing the cotton ball through the intestinal tract

This is the difficult part, the watching and waiting because all we can do is see if they pass on their own which I highly suspect it will but knowing how to proceed is best. If there is any vomiting or reduced appetite after tonight then please consider a veterinary exam as a precaution

Please let me know if I can be of any further assistance to you both

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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Altman, Veterinarian replied 2 years ago

I am glad to see you were able to view my responses earlier, how is Elsa doing today?

Please let me know if I can be of any further assistance to you both today!

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