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My dog ate a mole. Can she get sick from this

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My dog ate a mole about 2 hours ago and has not vomitted yet? Is this something that will pass through. Can she get sick from it?
Submitted: 10 years ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  Terri Riba replied 10 years ago.

Good morning,

This will only cause a problem if the mole ingested poison or had bacteria.

A dog will eat grass in an innate atempt to solve a digestive upset. However, it can make matters worse by causing blockage.

Heaving can be a symptom of pain, nausea, stress or fear. Feel all over your boy and see if anything hurts him.Check inside his mouth for any bad teeth. Make sure nothing is sticking in his pads.

He may be in pain, scared and/or be nauseated or have stress..I would pick up any dog food.Try a small amount of boiled chicken with all fat drained off, cottage cheese, or baby food with no onion, beef, turkey, etc

Go very slow so he does not throw it up.

Dogs get dehydrated and hypoglcemic very easily.

Add unflavored pedialyte to his water 50/50 to hydrate him and balance his electrolytes.

Put a drop of pancake syrup on his tongue to raise his blood sugar in case he is a bit hypoglycemic. Do not allow him to drink a lot at a time If he throws up water, he can lick ice

I there is any swelling he can have 2mg per lb or his weight of benedryl.

He may have instead any human OTC at scroll down for products and dosages.

Keep him on that very light diet of boiled chicken or cottage cheese for 48 hours. Also give him one teaspoon a day of plain yogurt to keep "good" bacteria in his system.

.If he developes any adominal pain, bloating, constipation or cannot keep anything down he needs to be seen by a vet right away

Please let know if you still have questions and how your baby is doing, I will always be here for both of you.

I hope he feels better very soon.

Very sincerely,


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Customer: replied 10 years ago.
So basically if she is not throwing up she should be ok?
Expert:  Terri Riba replied 10 years ago.

Yes, as long as the mole had not ingested rodent poison she should be fine.

However, keep n eye on her for diarrhea because sometimes outdoor wildlife can have bad bacteria.

Bones can cause a blockage so you do need to keep eye on her.

I would feed her the light diet for 48 hours just to be on the safe side.

Please let me know how she is feeling.

Customer: replied 10 years ago.
So vomitting or diarrhea would be signs that something is wrong?
Expert:  Terri Riba replied 10 years ago.

Yes vomiting and or diarrhea mean the body is trying to rid itself of something it finds offensive like bad bacteria or a toxin.

did she eat the entire mole bones and all?

what age breed and weight is she?

Customer: replied 10 years ago.
yes. she ate the entire thing. i tried to get it out of her mouth but she would not drop it.
she is a 14 month old puggle.
she weighs about 30lbs.

this happened about 3.5 hours ago. no signs of vomitting or diarrhea. she is playing and being herself.
Expert:  Terri Riba replied 10 years ago.

She is a relatively small dog.The only thing I am concerned about is bones. Add a half a teaspoon of powdered metimicil to food she will definitely eat. It will make a cocoon around any sharp edges and protect her GI tract.

It can take up to 30 hours to pass it all so you will have to watch her for blood in her stool or constipation, bloating or anything abnormal like that

I will be here so just write if you get worried.

Customer: replied 10 years ago.
what would bloody stool mean?
Expert:  Terri Riba replied 10 years ago.
It could mean a bone punctured something or a severe digestive upset.
Customer: replied 10 years ago.
how would i be able to contact you again if i wanted to?
thank you very much for the information.
Expert:  Terri Riba replied 10 years ago.

Just click back on this question and press relist or reply and I will always be here for you.

I hope your baby will be fine.

Very sincerely,