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My dog ate the padding in the bottom of a meet container.

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My dog ate the...

My dog ate the padding in the bottom of a meet container. The stuff that is placed in the bottom of the meet package to absorb the liquid. It is covered in plastic and the inside looks as if it is some kind of absorbing paper. What should I do?

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

His name is ***** ***** he is an English Bull dog and is almost 6 yrs old.

Veterinarian's Assistant: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Rufus?

No, he is in good health and has all his shots.

Submitted: 6 months ago.Category: Dog Veterinary
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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Altman, Veterinarian replied 6 months ago
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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Altman, Veterinarian replied 6 months ago

Depending on your dogs size this is a potential foreign body obstruction (though low risk because it should be absorbed to a certain degree and he is a larger breed dog) so I would advise inducing vomiting. If your dog ingested this within the last few hours then you can induce vomiting with 3% hydrogen peroxide 1 tsp per ten pounds then walk around to mix it in the stomach and agitate the lining. If no vomiting within 10-15 minutes it can be repeated once only in hopes of inducing vomiting.

If there is no vomiting then there are a few precautions we can take to hopefully minimize the risk of obstruction but at the first signs of vomiting without production of the ball please have a veterinarian evaluate your dog.

- Feed 3 pieces of bread now

- Take a nice walk to help move the material through. Not running around but a leash walk which helps encourage emptying of the stomach and digestion of at least 15+ minutes

- In about 2 hours repeat the bread which is used to help bulk up the foreign body to hopefully push it through

- Monitor for signs of the material coming out the other end in the next 24-48 hours

- Again tomorrow a few nice long leash walks to help encourage gi motility and pushing the foreign material through the intestinal tract

This is the difficult part, the watching and waiting because all we can do is see if it passes on its own if there is no initial vomiting with the peroxide.

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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Altman, Veterinarian replied 6 months ago

I am glad to see you were able to view my responses earlier

Please let me know if I can be of any further assistance to you both today

If the information I have provided was helpful I would be grateful if you would rate our chat with the stars at the top of the screen so I am compensated for my time. Thank you and best of luck to you both, truly!

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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Altman, Veterinarian replied 6 months ago
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I'm just following up on our conversation about your pet. How is everything going?

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