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Dog ( australian Shepard (40 lbs) ate some sheep wool ( from loose wool on ground)

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

Ninja 3 yr

Veterinarian's Assistant: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Ninja?

Healthy, giving her lots of liquid , happened about 4 hrs ago

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Dr. Schmidt
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Hello, this is Dr. Schmidt. Thank you for using JustAnswer. The main problem we would see with her ingesting wool would be the possibility of it getting stuck in the GI tract, or causing some GI upset. I would recommend the following to help. If you notice any vomiting, diarrhea, or not wanting to eat, I would take her in to the vet for a check up.

You can give Pepcid (0.25 mg/lb) every 12 hours for the next few days. It is an antacid that can help decrease the acidity in the stomach and help with vomiting. I would feed boiled chicken and white rice for the next few days. It is a bland diet that can help with GI upset. You can also syringe feed some Pedialyte to help with hydration. You can also give some canned food or chicken baby food to help with appetite if the chicken and rice isn't doing the job. Let me know if you have any other questions.

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