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Dog ate a carmex chap stick he's just been shaking here and there, doesn't want to drink water, Mac his a shiz zu and he

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He ate a carmex...

He ate a carmex chap stick he's just been shaking here and there, doesn't want to drink water

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

Mac his a shiz zu and he is 5

Submitted: 2 years ago.Category: Dog Veterinary
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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. B., Veterinarian replied 2 years ago
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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.

Now this product does contain some dog unfriendly ingredients but luckily a single tube usually doesn't have enough to cause anything more then GI upset in a dog Mac's size. And I do suspect it is nausea and belly cramps that are likely what is putting him off his water. Therefore, as long as he did eat the tube packaging (as it could cause a blockage), we'd just want to start some supportive care to soothe his stomach.

To start, we can treat with an OTC antacid like Pepcid (More Info/Dose @ http://www.petplace.com/article/drug-library/library/over-the-counter/famotidine-pepcid) or Zantac (More Info/Dose @ http://www.petplace.com/article/drug-library/library/over-the-counter/ranitidine-hcl-zantac). These are usually given 20 minutes before offering food to allow absorption and of course you want to double check with your vet before use if your wee one has any know health issues or is on any medications you haven't mentioned.

Afterwards, we can then consider offering a light diet option for a few days. Examples of an easily digestible diet include cooked white rice with boiled chicken, boiled white fish, scrambled egg, or meat baby food (as long as its free from garlic or onion powder). Ideally, we want to offer this as small frequent meals to keep his stomach settled after this chapstick misadventure.

Please take care,

Dr. B.

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