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My 7 month old golden retriever just swallowed about 2

tablespoons of mineral ice ointment...
My 7 month old golden retriever just swallowed about 2 tablespoons of mineral ice ointment. Please what should I do? You already took my money.
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Customer reply replied 6 months ago
Thank you!!

The ingredients in this compound are as follows:

Active Ingredient: Menthol (2%). Inactive Ingredients: Ammonium Hydroxide,Carbomer, Cupric Sulfate, Fd&C Blue 1, Isopropyl Alcohol, Magnesium Sulfate,Sodium Hydroxide, Thymol, Water.

What is bothersome is that ammonium and sodium hydroxide can both be very irritating to the GI tract....as well as menthol and alcohol...

my concern is severe gastritis which could result in an ulcer and possible toxicity....you need to take your dog to an ER tonight for treatment.

Please let me know if I can assist further.....DRB

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Customer reply replied 6 months ago
The only vet that is open is a little over an hour away since I live in a small town. How long do I have before things get serious?

The GI stuff needs to be dealt with now......go to that vet.....let them treat your dog....the longer you wait the worse the prognosis.....

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Customer reply replied 6 months ago
On my way thanks

Your dog should get gastroprotectants, IV fluids and bloodwork...

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sure, best of luck...

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If you do not currently have any other questions please rate me as this is how I make money to support my family. Please give me a positive rating as that is the only way I am compensated. A positive rating will not close this question and I am more than happy to answer any follow up questions that you have. ( You can rate me at top right of page).

Please remember my answers do not replace or supersede the advice of your veterinarian as my answers do not create a valid client patient relationship as I am unable to examine your pet. Thank you very much! DrB

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Customer reply replied 6 months ago
Dr was very quick in responding. thank you for the useful info.

Please rate me as that is the only way I am paid. Thank you very much...

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Customer reply replied 6 months ago
I'm looking at the container and it looks like it was a few licks, not 2 tablespoons worth. Now what? Is she still in that much danger? I am dressing and ready to go. She is running and eating ice cubes.

If you think it was only 2 licks then in all likelihood your dog will be fine...but If any vomiting starts or any GI distress of any type see your vet asap....

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Customer reply replied 6 months ago
What would he a GI distress?

lack of appetite, vomiting, diarrhea or any change in behavior at all....

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Customer reply replied 6 months ago
Last question, within how many minutes or hours should I be looking for these signs?

Usually within 2 hours typically unless enough consumed to cause toxicity which it does not sound like that is the case...

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Customer reply replied 6 months ago
Thank you so very much!! I will be watching her closely. I gave you a 5 star rating. Thanks again!!

sure thing..

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