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Dr. Michael Salkin
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Experience:  University of California at Davis graduate veterinarian with 45 years of experience
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My dog ate Chapstick, Daisy she's 1 1/2, She's 65-70lbs I

Customer Question

Hi my dog ate Chapstick
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. The Veterinarian will know if your dog will be able to digest that. What is the dog's name and age?
Customer: Daisy she's 1 1/2
JA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Daisy?
Customer: She's 65-70lbs I believe she also ate the plastic
Submitted: 6 months ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 6 months ago.

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Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 6 months ago.

As you might imagine the ingredients in Chapstick and similar products must be nontoxic because we invariably ingest it when it's on our lips. I'm more concerned about the plastic although such a large dog should be able to pass it through her gastrointestinal tract unaided and safely. You can hasten that occurring by adding a tablespoon of psyllium seed (Metamucil) to each of her next two wet food meals. Please respond with further questions or concerns if you wish.

Customer: replied 6 months ago.
Is giving her fortaflora my vet gave me for a diff issue okay? I was planning on putting some over some rice
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 6 months ago.

I don't see an indication for a probiotic but it won't be harmful. Please continue our conversation if you wish.

Customer: replied 6 months ago.
She keeps vomiting, just bile and won't drink.. do you suggest I bring her in?
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 6 months ago.

Yes, persistent vomiting should be addressed by an injectable antiemetic and replacement fluids and electrolytes given by needle as well. Although nontoxic, anything unusual can cause gastrointestinal distress in our dogs resulting in inappetence, vomiting and/or diarrhea.

Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 6 months ago.

I'm just following up on our conversation about your pet. How is everything going?

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