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Dog may have eaten a nordic ice pack, not sure if he did,

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Dog may have eaten a nordic ice pack
JA: 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?
Customer: not sure if he did, nor how much
JA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about the dog?
Customer: Ryder
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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 with your wee one today.

How long ago?

Do you mean he ate it whole or punctured it and may have had the liquid?

How is he just now?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Hello, about 1 hour ago. I wasn't around when it happened, so I'm unsure if he digested any. He ripped open 2 packs.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
He's fine at the moment. Nordic Ice pack made by Temperatsure Inc
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Hello?
Expert:  Dr. B. replied 1 year ago.

Thank you,

Now I am glad to hear that he ripped them open and didn't eat the non-edible packaging (as that would be a blockage risk). The reason is because the Nordic Ice packs use propylene glycol. Thankfully these are non-toxic if eaten and is actually in some dog foods in small amounts. Though if he did have quite a bit, it is possible we could see a bit of stomach upset. And in that case, we could plan to 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). But again thankfully this isn't toxic and we'd expect no long term harm.

Please take care,

Dr. B.

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