Dog Veterinary

Ask a Dog Vet and Get Answers to Your Dog Health Questions

Ask a Dog Veterinarian,
Get an Answer ASAP!

Dog Veterinary
This answer was rated:

My dog licked some tea tree oil off my hand....I wasn't

My dog licked some...

My dog licked some tea tree oil off my hand....I wasn't expecting her to do that, but the way she kept licking her lips after licking my arm once told me that there was enough on my arm to make her smack her lips.... I'm also concerned because I think I may have spilled a little on the floor but I wasn't totally paying attention and it style so I didn't worry about it but now I'm wondering if it could have hurt her if she licked the few drops up

Veterinarian's Assistant: The Veterinarian's require payment for their services. It's way less expensive on JustAnswer than face-to-face would cost.

What's way less?

Veterinarian's Assistant: I'm sorry to hear that. The Veterinarian will know if your dog will be able to digest that. Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about your dog?

Part golden retriever, part lab...60 pounds , 9 years old in July...

Show More
Show Less
Ask Your Own Dog Veterinary Question
Answered in 8 minutes by:
6/20/2017
Dr. B.
Dr. B., Veterinarian
Category: Dog Veterinary
Satisfied Customers: 22,277
Experience: Hello, I am a small animal veterinarian and am happy to discuss any concerns & questions you have on any species.
Verified

Hello & welcome, I am Dr. B, a licensed veterinarian and I would like to help you today.

Now in this situation, we do want to take some steps for your lass. Pure tea tree oil in small doses can be irritating to the mouth/stomach and cause GI upset. In large doses (not the case here), it can also harm the liver. With this all in mind, if she just had this, then we'd want to rinse her mouth with cool water. That way we can remove that irritating residue. Afterwards, we'd want to keep an eye over today and try to offset any GI by offering a light diet option like 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 the stomach settled. Further to this, if we see any hints of nausea, then we can also treat with an OTC antacid [ie 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 can be given every 12 hours. Of course, 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. But again with a small dose, we'd only expect mild signs for her and can use the above to offset those.

Kind regards,

Dr. B.

******************************************************************************

I aim to provide best care for you just as I do for my own clients & their pets. If you have any other questions, please ask – I’m happy to help but please rate me with the **STARS** (or leave a written rating of 1-5; 5 being great) as this is the only way I am credited for my work by the site & this allows me to continue to help here. This is included in your question fee. Once you rate, your question will not close & you can still ask follow-up questions. Thank you. : )**

Ask Your Own Dog Veterinary Question
Customer reply replied 8 months ago
Posted by JustAnswer at customer's request) Hello. I would like to request the following Expert Service(s) from you: Live Phone Call. Let me know if you need more information, or send me the service offer(s) so we can proceed.

Just reposting in case are struggling to see my reply:

Hello & welcome, I am Dr. B, a licensed veterinarian and I would like to help you today.

Now in this situation, we do want to take some steps for your lass. Pure tea tree oil in small doses can be irritating to the mouth/stomach and cause GI upset. In large doses (not the case here), it can also harm the liver. With this all in mind, if she just had this, then we'd want to rinse her mouth with cool water. That way we can remove that irritating residue. Afterwards, we'd want to keep an eye over today and try to offset any GI by offering a light diet option like 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 the stomach settled. Further to this, if we see any hints of nausea, then we can also treat with an OTC antacid [ie 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 can be given every 12 hours. Of course, 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. But again with a small dose, we'd only expect mild signs for her and can use the above to offset those.

Kind regards,

Dr. B.

******************************************************************************

I aim to provide best care for you just as I do for my own clients & their pets. If you have any other questions, please ask – I’m happy to help but please rate me with the **STARS** (or leave a written rating of 1-5; 5 being great) as this is the only way I am credited for my work by the site & this allows me to continue to help here. This is included in your question fee. Once you rate, your question will not close & you can still ask follow-up questions. Thank you. : )**

Ask Your Own Dog Veterinary Question
Customer reply replied 8 months ago
Thank you! What do you consider to be large amounts of tea tree oil? I know I spilled some on the tile floor yesterday but I was kind of rushing or something and not paying attention... so I only have a vague memory of where I even did it & I don't see it anywhere but if it was a few drops on the floor and she licked that up too.... I guess I just need to know how much is too much. Also wondering about inhaling it because I bought a pharmaceutical brand recently and it is really strong smelling. Almost smells like gasoline or something
Customer reply replied 8 months ago
No I can't afford a vet if I can help it and right now I'm already paying $19. With an additional 28 I might as well just go to my vet
Customer reply replied 8 months ago
Thank you though

Hello again,

Pleas disregard the auto-call offer from the site (its not from me).

For a dog her size, as long as she hasn't had more then a half dozen tablespoons we'd not be worried. A few drops would only cause those mild signs if anything at all. So, if you only had a few drops here and there that isn't a worry. And inhaling it isn't a worry unless she had coughing and breathing distress with it (but that is more a worry with birds then dogs).

Best wishes,

Dr. B.

******************************************************************************

I aim to provide best care for you just as I do for my own clients & their pets. If you have any other questions, please ask – I’m happy to help but please rate me with the **STARS** (or leave a written rating of 1-5; 5 being great) as this is the only way I am credited for my work by the site & this allows me to continue to help here. This is included in your question fee. Once you rate, your question will not close & you can still ask follow-up questions. Thank you. : )**

Dr. B.
Dr. B., Veterinarian
Category: Dog Veterinary
Satisfied Customers: 22,277
Experience: Hello, I am a small animal veterinarian and am happy to discuss any concerns & questions you have on any species.
Verified
Dr. B. and 87 other Dog Veterinary Specialists are ready to help you
Ask your own question now
Customer reply replied 8 months ago
Thank you sooo much!!! She already eats chicken pretty much every day period with broccoli or beans I've been giving her some sweet potatoes lately too period but she eats people food because I lost two dogs to cancer and I don't think that all the fillers in the dog food are good for them so I just cook for her. Also don't believe in over vaccinating and all the toxic flea medications ... so I was using tea tree shampoo on her quite frequently and I never gave it a second thought. I hope that bathing her periodically was tea tree oil didn't hurt her. I haven't done it in a long time because I can't find the shampoo anymore but she doesn't seem to have problem with fleas at all. Our Pest Control here must do a great job with ridding the grass of any fleas. And I do walk her over in the park but I've never had a problem with fleas praise the Lord!!!
So thank you very much for putting my mind at ease. If I do find that tea tree shampoo again in the future is it okay to bathe her with that?
Was this answer helpful?
Ask Dr. B. Your Own Question
Dr. B.
Dr. B.
Dr. B., Veterinarian
Category: Dog Veterinary
Satisfied Customers: 22,277
22,277 Satisfied Customers
Experience: Hello, I am a small animal veterinarian and am happy to discuss any concerns & questions you have on any species.

Dr. B. is online now

A new question is answered every 9 seconds

How JustAnswer works:

  • Ask an ExpertExperts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional AnswerVia email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site. Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction GuaranteeRate the answer you receive.

JustAnswer in the News:

Ask-a-doc Web sites: If you've got a quick question, you can try to get an answer from sites that say they have various specialists on hand to give quick answers... Justanswer.com.
JustAnswer.com...has seen a spike since October in legal questions from readers about layoffs, unemployment and severance.
Web sites like justanswer.com/legal
...leave nothing to chance.
Traffic on JustAnswer rose 14 percent...and had nearly 400,000 page views in 30 days...inquiries related to stress, high blood pressure, drinking and heart pain jumped 33 percent.
Tory Johnson, GMA Workplace Contributor, discusses work-from-home jobs, such as JustAnswer in which verified Experts answer people’s questions.
I will tell you that...the things you have to go through to be an Expert are quite rigorous.

What Customers are Saying:

It was so professional, so personally concerned (as we were) and you answered all of our questions. George and I are so happy that I found "JustAnswer" on my Google search -- you are now in my "Favorites" list! And, yes we do love our kitty - she makes our life complete!

Bev & GeorgeBoca Raton, FL

Wonderful service, prompt, efficient, and accurate. Couldn't have asked for more. I cannot thank you enough for your help.

Mary C.Freshfield, Liverpool, UK

This expert is wonderful. They truly know what they are talking about, and they actually care about you. They really helped put my nerves at ease. Thank you so much!!!!

AlexLos Angeles, CA

Thank you for all your help. It is nice to know that this service is here for people like myself, who need answers fast and are not sure who to consult.

GPHesperia, CA

I couldn't be more satisfied! This is the site I will always come to when I need a second opinion.

JustinKernersville, NC

Just let me say that this encounter has been entirely professional and most helpful. I liked that I could ask additional questions and get answered in a very short turn around.

EstherWoodstock, NY

Thank you so much for taking your time and knowledge to support my concerns. Not only did you answer my questions, you even took it a step further with replying with more pertinent information I needed to know.

RobinElkton, Maryland

< Previous | Next >

Meet the Experts:

Dr. Debbie

Dr. Debbie

Dog Veterinarian

902 satisfied customers

Companion animal veterinarian practicing for over 10 years.

Dr. Andy

Dr. Andy

Medical Director

16,113 satisfied customers

UC Davis graduate, emphasis in dermatology, internal medicine, pain management

Dr Scott Nimmo

Dr Scott Nimmo

Dog Veterinarian

10,059 satisfied customers

BVMS, MRCVS. { Glasgow UK }

Dr. Gary

Dr. Gary

Dog Veterinarian

10,021 satisfied customers

DVM, Emergency Veterinarian, BS (Physiology)

Dr. Scott

Dr. Scott

Veterinarian

9,615 satisfied customers

15 years of small animal, equine and pocket pet medicine and surgery.

Dr. Bruce

Dr. Bruce

Veterinarian

9,303 satisfied customers

15 years of experience as a small animal veterinarian

Rebecca

Rebecca

Dog Veterinarian

7,991 satisfied customers

More than 30 years of companion animal practice.

< Previous | Next >

Related Dog Veterinary Questions
My 70 lb golden retriever ate a bag of sugar-free, Original
My 70 lb golden retriever ate a bag of sugar-free, Original Swiss Ricola cough drops sometime in the last 12-13 hours (19 drops plus the wrappers but not the main bag). She had one round of diarrhea a… read more
Dr. Nicole
Dr. Nicole
Veterinarian
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
531 satisfied customers
My 75 pound golden retriever swallowed 6 Ativan pills, while
My 75 pound golden retriever swallowed 6 Ativan pills, while we were gone … read more
Dr Scott Nimmo
Dr Scott Nimmo
Dog Veterinarian
10,059 satisfied customers
My 5 month golden retriever wont eat and has been throwing
My 5 month golden retriever wont eat and has been throwing up. … read more
Pet Doc
Pet Doc
Senior Small Animal Veterinarian
BVSc
2,782 satisfied customers
L 90 lb golden retriever is limping and appears to be in
l 90 lb golden retriever is limping and appears to be in pain. I work and did not get home until the vet closed. she was having difficulty walking. I gave her one half tablet lortab generic for hydroc… read more
Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin
Veterinarian
DVM
3 satisfied customers
I have a golden retriever he ate about 10 chocolate chip
i have a golden retriever he ate about 10 chocolate chip cookies what should i do … read more
Dr. Deb
Dr. Deb
Associate Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
566 satisfied customers
My golden retriever is gurgling in her stomach. I fed her
my golden retriever is gurgling in her stomach. I fed her last night. She vomited this morning. … read more
Dr. Altman
Dr. Altman
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
9 satisfied customers
My 2 year old Golden Retriever has a red eye and a slightly
Hello,My 2 year old Golden Retriever has a red eye and a slightly raised temperature. The red eye started yesterday. She doesn't seem lethargic and is eating normally.My Dad is having a heart procedur… read more
Dr. John
Dr. John
Veterinarian
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
5,050 satisfied customers
Elvis vomited fosmy6. Golden retriever. Probably stole
Probably stole something he shouldn't. Same kibble but he wouldn't eat it last night … read more
Dr Scott Nimmo
Dr Scott Nimmo
Dog Veterinarian
10,059 satisfied customers
My two golden retrievers ingested a container of Glandex
Hi. My two golden retrievers ingested a container of Glandex that was mostly full. I dont know which dog got more or if this is an emergency. … read more
Dr Scott Nimmo
Dr Scott Nimmo
Dog Veterinarian
10,059 satisfied customers
I have a golden retriever about 10 yrs old. This afternoon
I have a golden retriever about 10 yrs old. This afternoon around 2:30pm he licked a poison cube about 3 licks before I caught him. Will that make him sick? … read more
Dr. Peck
Dr. Peck
Associate Veterinarian
Doctorate Veterinary Medicine
364 satisfied customers
My five year old 80 pound golden retriever's eye is swollen
My five year old 80 pound golden retriever's eye is swollen shut. She was really itching her face and rubbing it on my couch and when I went to see what was wrong, I noticed the swelling. She also thr… read more
DocPaul
DocPaul
Doctoral Degree
681 satisfied customers
My 10 month old golden retriever took a 5mg coumadin(blood
My 10 month old golden retriever took a 5mg coumadin(blood thinner) that my wife dropped. She's about 50lbs. Any problem with that … read more
Dr. Peter
Dr. Peter
Doctors Degree
14,324 satisfied customers
My 9 year old golden retriever Bella has had stomach Issues
Hi, my 9 year old golden retriever Bella has had stomach Issues for the last year or so, has after 7 years of no gas I mean not a single fart that we ever smelled and she sleeps in our bed And she oft… read more
Dr. Kara
Dr. Kara
Doctoral Degree
5,390 satisfied customers
Our 10 year old golden retriever has been licking his elbow
HI again! Our 10 year old golden retriever has been licking his elbow for a couple of days. Now it's swollen and inflamed (see pics attached). Can you help us decide how to treat it? We live in the mo… read more
Dr. Kara
Dr. Kara
Doctoral Degree
5,390 satisfied customers
My 9 month old Golden Retriever keeps licking his private
My 9 month old Golden Retriever keeps licking his private part. He has a lot of hair covering this area so I didn't see anything until now. It looks like the top of his penis is has different color (r… read more
Rebecca
Rebecca
Dog Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
7,991 satisfied customers
I used to give my dog Famotidine for stomach issues. Have
I used to give my dog Famotidine for stomach issues. Have not done it for a while and can't remember how to administer it. I have 10 mg tablets that I cut in half and give one in the morning. Should I… read more
Dr. Altman
Dr. Altman
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
9 satisfied customers
My golden retriever has licked a sore spot on the inside of
My golden retriever has licked a sore spot on the inside of her back leg. I was wondering can I give her Benadryl and baby aspirin … read more
DocPaul
DocPaul
Doctoral Degree
681 satisfied customers
Our golden retriever dog just licked up about half - one
our golden retriever dog just licked up about half - one teaspoon of Amdra. what should i do ? is milk an option for her? … read more
Dr. Peter
Dr. Peter
Doctors Degree
14,324 satisfied customers
Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Show MoreShow Less

Ask Your Question

x