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Are 9 month old goldendoodle swallowed a 4-gallon small

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Are 9 month old...

Are 9 month old goldendoodle swallowed a 4-gallon small plastic bag what can we do should we wait

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

Sheva

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

Not at this time

Submitted: 8 months ago.Category: Dog Veterinary
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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Denise, Dog Veterinarian replied 8 months ago
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Hi. I’m Dr. Denise, a licensed veterinarian. I’d like to help with your concerns regarding Sheva.

How long ago did she swallow the plastic bag?

Was there anything else that she ate?

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
It was probably about a half hour to 45 minutes ago now she hasn't eaten really anything besides drinking water and my wife gave her some olive oil to hope to make it pass and she's just laying sleeping right now
Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Denise, Dog Veterinarian replied 8 months ago

Ok, unfortunately Sheva is at risk for obstruction.

I recommend inducing Sheva to vomit. Do you have hydrogen peroxide?

He will need about (1ml/lb) of hydrogen peroxide orally.

Then walk him inside on a leash with a garbage bag to catch his vomit.

If he does not vomit within 10-15 min of the hydrogen peroxide, he can have a second dose.

It is important that he vomit to the point of dry heaving, to know that his stomach is empty.

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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Denise, Dog Veterinarian replied 8 months ago

How much does she weigh?

I can give her her hydrogen peroxide dose in ounces or tablespoons to make it easier to measure.

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
What if the bag gets stuck in her throat how can we get it out if she can't throw it up
Customer reply replied 8 months ago
Last time she was way too I think she was around 35 lb 40
Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Denise, Dog Veterinarian replied 8 months ago

If you can feed her a few pieces of bread, or soak the hydrogen peroxide into the bread when feeding her, this is best.

This will help to bulk up her stomach contents and encourage them to come out in one ball.

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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Denise, Dog Veterinarian replied 8 months ago

Her peroxide does is about 30ml (1 ounce or 2 Tablespoons).

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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Denise, Dog Veterinarian replied 8 months ago

Any success in inducing her to vomit up the bag?

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
No we had to take vet we here now
Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Denise, Dog Veterinarian replied 8 months ago

Ok, great plan. I wish you all the best in her continued care.

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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Denise, Dog Veterinarian replied 7 months ago

Hi, it's Dr. Denise checking in on Sheva. How did she do after her visit to the ER?

I hope she is well.

Please let me know if you have any other questions. I am here to answer all the questions you have. If you have no other questions, I would greatly appreciate your positive review (5 stars). Your review helps connect Experts with other customers so your input is highly appreciated, and it is the only way that I am compensated. Thank you!

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