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My dog ate the absorbent part of a wet diaper. What should I

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My dog ate the absorbent part of a wet diaper. What should I do?
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: Lucky. He's 8
JA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Lucky?
Customer: He has a sensitive stomach and is on hills d/d
Submitted: 9 months ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Peter replied 9 months ago.

Hi, I'm Dr. Peter. Welcome to JustAnswer. I'm reviewing your question now, and will post back with your reply ASAP.

Expert:  Dr. Peter replied 9 months ago.

1- How much does Lucky weigh?

2- How long has it been since he ate it?

3- Can you give me an idea how much did he eat?

4- Do you have hydrogen peroxide 3%?

Customer: replied 9 months ago.

He weighs about 23-24lbs. He ate it about 15 mins ago. He ate like half of a size 6 diaper maybe half cup to a cup. Yes I have hydrogen peroxide

Expert:  Dr. Peter replied 9 months ago.

Please give me 5-10 minutes to type your answer. Thank you.

Expert:  Dr. Peter replied 9 months ago.

Jennifer, the concern would be a possible obstruction. I would try to make him vomit. To induce vomiting this is what you can do:

1- Give him 1 tablespoon of hydrogen peroxide 3% orally to induce vomiting.

2- Allow him to walk for a minute and move his belly to mix stomach content with peroxide. If he does not vomit within 5-10 minutes, repeat it again. Can give a total of 3 times 5-10 minutes apart.

3- If he does not vomit or you do not see the diaper absorbent in the vomit change his diet for the next 2-3 days to rice (75%) and boiled boneless chicken or ground beef (25%). The idea is for the rice to help pass the absorbent in the feces. Make sure you check his feces; if you don't find the absorbent within 48 hours I would have him checked by your veterinarian for x-rays with barium

4- If at any point during the next few days you see the following symptoms: lethargy, anorexia, vomiting, constipated or diarrhea, etc. follow up immediately with a veterinarian. These are all signs of a possible obstruction of the intestinal tract. In the meantime, observe him and change his diet as above then wean back into his regular diet.

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Dr. Peter