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He ingested large amounts of Vaseline. Then I induced

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He ingested large amounts of Vaseline. Then I induced vomiting, which he did. Found out that was the improper thing to do. I don't want my dog to die. How can I help him?

Veterinarian's Assistant: I'll do all I can to help. The Expert will know if your dog will be able to digest that. What is the dog's name and age?

Chipp and he's a year old

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

No. In pretty good shape

Submitted: 7 months ago.Category: Dog Veterinary
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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. B., Veterinarian replied 7 months ago
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Hello & welcome, I am Dr. B, a licensed veterinarian and I would like to help you today.

How much of what he ate do you think he brought up?

Are his gums pink or pale/white?

Can you take a breathing rate for me (just count his breaths for 10 seconds + multiply by 6)?

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
I let him go outside first to use the bathroom. Then he threw up quite a bit. Let me count his breathing rate and look at his gums
Dog Veterinarian: Dr. B., Veterinarian replied 7 months ago

Ok, please do I will keep an eye out for your reply.

Dr. B.

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
No pale pink/white gums. How do I take his breathing rate?
Dog Veterinarian: Dr. B., Veterinarian replied 7 months ago

Good, I am glad those aren't pale. For the breathing rate, just look at him and count the number of breaths he takes in 10 seconds and let me know that number.

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
Breathing rate 36
Dog Veterinarian: Dr. B., Veterinarian replied 7 months ago

Great! That is near normal for a dog at rest and to see that with pink gums tells me Chipp has good oxygenation. Which is good news since the issue with inducing vomiting for Vaseline ingestion is just that it is a choking hazard and can be aspirated into the lungs. So, if he hasn't those above respiratory changes we'd not be overly worried about those complications. And in that case, we'd just want to monitor him and offset the risk of GI upset (diarrhea, vomiting) from an Vaseline still in his system.

For that, consider offering a light diet option. Examples of an easily digestible diet include 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. Fiber (ie canned pumpkin) and OTC probiotics (ie Benebac, Fortiflora) can be added to these meals to keep his stools firm and support digestion. Further to this, if we see any nausea, we can also treat with an antacid like 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). Whichever you use, we'd give this 20 minutes before food to allow absorption and of course double check with your vet before use if your wee one has any known health issues or is on any medications you haven't mentioned. But again given his normal respiratory signs we'd not be worried about any harm from inducing vomiting and would just monitor and support his gut at this stage.

Kind regards,

Dr. B.

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
It's about 18 now.
Dog Veterinarian: Dr. B., Veterinarian replied 7 months ago

Great! That is near normal for a dog at rest and to see that with pink gums tells me Chipp has good oxygenation. Which is good news since the issue with inducing vomiting for Vaseline ingestion is just that it is a choking hazard and can be aspirated into the lungs. So, if he hasn't those above respiratory changes we'd not be overly worried about those complications. And in that case, we'd just want to monitor him and offset the risk of GI upset (diarrhea, vomiting) from an Vaseline still in his system.

For that, consider offering a light diet option. Examples of an easily digestible diet include 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. Fiber (ie canned pumpkin) and OTC probiotics (ie Benebac, Fortiflora) can be added to these meals to keep his stools firm and support digestion. Further to this, if we see any nausea, we can also treat with an antacid like 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). Whichever you use, we'd give this 20 minutes before food to allow absorption and of course double check with your vet before use if your wee one has any known health issues or is on any medications you haven't mentioned. But again given his normal respiratory signs we'd not be worried about any harm from inducing vomiting and would just monitor and support his gut at this stage.

Kind regards,

Dr. B.

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
Is it normal for his guns to be a brownish color? He is a lab mix
Dog Veterinarian: Dr. B., Veterinarian replied 7 months ago

Hi again,

Is that a normal color for him or is that new?

What color lab mix is he?

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

If you are concerned, you can take a photo of his gums for me to check.

To post it, you can use the paper clip button on the tool bar above the text box (last icon). Or if you cannot see that, then post it on any site (ie Flickr, Photobucket, Imgr Instagram, etc) & paste the link here for me.

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

Thank you,

That is fine. Given that he is a dark colored dog that is just natural pigment but the wee pink areas on the edges are normal (if we ever had any doubt on perfusion, you can roll the lower eyelid down as that usually isn't pigmented). But I'd not be worried here.

All the best,

Dr. B.

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
Thank you so very much. He gets into everything. Smh
Dog Veterinarian: Dr. B., Veterinarian replied 7 months ago

You are very welcome, my dear.

I am glad to be of help and wish you both the best. :)

Have a lovely day,

Dr. B.

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