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My dog ate chewed a BIC lighter yesterday. I went home today

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My dog ate chewed a BIC lighter yesterday. I went home today and saw spots on the rug that looked light vomit. What should I do?
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  CriticalCareVet replied 5 years ago.

CriticalCareVet :

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CriticalCareVet :

Was the plastic ingested of the lighter?


I believe a small part of it, less than half

CriticalCareVet :

Do you know what type of lighter this was?

CriticalCareVet :



A bic lighter, yes

CriticalCareVet :

Most often - with this - we see stomach upset alone.

CriticalCareVet :

I worry more about plastic and a blockage

CriticalCareVet :

Common therapies to consider for stomach upset if seen include:

1) A bland diet such as boiled chicken and rice (2/3 rice and 1/3 chicken).

2) With diarrhea, higher fiber diets such as Hill’s W/D or even adding a fiber source such as bran or canned pumpkin (not pumpkin pie filling) to the normal diet to increase the fiber content to help firm up the stool.

3) Famotidine (Pepcid A/C) - LINK HERE

CriticalCareVet :

If the vomiting does continue - then I would see your vet for x-rays.

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