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my dog ate clumping cat litter, now he is panting and ...

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my dog ate clumping cat litter, now he is panting and lethargic, ears are down, not himself...what can i do for him?
Submitted: 9 years ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  Sally G. replied 9 years ago.

Hi pokey,

Depending on the size of the dog and the amount he ate you will want to watch for an obstruction of the bowel. Sudden lack of appetite, vomiting, diarrhea (or off color/ wrong consistency of stool) lethargy and possible excessive drooling are all signs of this. A blockage would require an operation.

Here are some articles on this.

http://www.petplace.com/dogs/dog-eating-clumping-cat-litter-vets-advice-on-dog-eating-clumping-cat-litter/page1.aspx

http://www.petplace.com/dogs/gastrointestinal-foreign-body-in-dogs/page1.aspx