Dog

Get your dog care questions answered by Experts

Ask an Expert,
Get an Answer ASAP!

My 1-year-old Aussie may have just swallowed a big kitchen…

Customer Question
My 1-year-old Aussie may have...
My 1-year-old Aussie may have just swallowed a big kitchen trash bag that I just took out of the box. Should I induce vomiting?
Submitted: 2 years ago.Category: Dog
Show More
Show Less
Ask Your Own Dog Question
Answered in 1 minute by:
1/31/2016
Dog Specialist: Dr. Gabby, Veterinarian replied 2 years ago
Dr. Gabby
Dr. Gabby, Veterinarian
Category: Dog
Satisfied Customers: 13,814
Experience: DVM for 20 years. Compassionate, Caring, Experienced.
Verified

Hi, this is Dr. Gabby. Was there anything on the bag that would cause him to eat it?

About how much does he weigh?

Ask Your Own Dog Question
Customer reply replied 2 years ago
No it was a clean bag. He weighs 50 lbs.
Dog Specialist: Dr. Gabby, Veterinarian replied 2 years ago

Ok thank you, ***** ***** not sure why he would eat the whole bag if there was nothing on it because it would not taste very good. But anyway, you have a few options.

You can try to induce vomiting at home. That is usually about 70% effective.

First give him a piece of bread soaked in milk.

Then give 2 tablespoons of hydrogen peroxide from a fresh bottle. Use the 3% over the counter kind.

Then run him around.

If he does not vomit in 5 minutes then repeat the dose of peroxide.

He can have up to three doses then stop.

The big risk is a piece of the bag could get stuck in his esophagus on the way up.

So another option is to have them induce vomiting at the emergency clinic.

Ask Your Own Dog Question
Dog Specialist: Dr. Gabby, Veterinarian replied 2 years ago

Your third option is to wait and see what happens.

Keep a close eye on him for the next 5 days.

Give him a tablespoon of Benefiber twice a day to help move things through.

You can also use Metamucil or canned pumpkin.

Ask Your Own Dog Question
Dog Specialist: Dr. Gabby, Veterinarian replied 2 years ago

If he develops a gastrointestinal blockage he will refuse to eat, vomit repeatedly, have pain on abdominal palpation, and become very lethargic.

Ask Your Own Dog Question
Dog Specialist: Dr. Gabby, Veterinarian replied 2 years ago

Usually signs of a blockage do not show up until 12 hours after the offending substance was ingested.

I would monitor him for 5 days.

He could have a problem further down the road then that but normally trouble occurs within a 5 day time frame.

Does that help? Do you have any additional questions?

Ask Your Own Dog Question
Dog Specialist: Dr. Gabby, Veterinarian replied 2 years ago

If you are all set can you please rate my answer by clicking on the stars.

Ask Your Own Dog Question
Dog Specialist: Dr. Gabby, Veterinarian replied 2 years ago
Hi Maria,
I'm just following up on our conversation about Monroe. How is everything going?
Dr. Gabby
Ask Your Own Dog Question
Was this answer helpful?

How JustAnswer works

step-image
Describe your issueThe assistant will guide you
step-image
Chat 1:1 with a dog specialistLicensed Experts are available 24/7
step-image
100% satisfaction guaranteeGet all the answers you need
Ask Dr. Gabby Your Own Question
Dr. Gabby
Dr. Gabby
Dr. Gabby, Veterinarian
Category: Dog
Satisfied Customers: 13,814
13,814 Satisfied Customers
Experience: DVM for 20 years. Compassionate, Caring, Experienced.

Dr. Gabby is online now

A new question is answered every 9 seconds

How JustAnswer works:

  • Ask an ExpertExperts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional AnswerVia email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site. Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction GuaranteeRate the answer you receive.

JustAnswer in the News:

Ask-a-doc Web sites: If you've got a quick question, you can try to get an answer from sites that say they have various specialists on hand to give quick answers... Justanswer.com.
JustAnswer.com...has seen a spike since October in legal questions from readers about layoffs, unemployment and severance.
Web sites like justanswer.com/legal
...leave nothing to chance.
Traffic on JustAnswer rose 14 percent...and had nearly 400,000 page views in 30 days...inquiries related to stress, high blood pressure, drinking and heart pain jumped 33 percent.
Tory Johnson, GMA Workplace Contributor, discusses work-from-home jobs, such as JustAnswer in which verified Experts answer people’s questions.
I will tell you that...the things you have to go through to be an Expert are quite rigorous.

What Customers are Saying:

You are a light at the end of scary tunnel when $ are tight, but people need professional help to turn to for help with their dear pets!

LinhCharleston, WV

$1,000 spent at his vet, and I finally get the correct diagnosis from Nancy Holmes for $15

CarolCedar Hill, MO

I think this is the greatest web site in the world. Thanks to all!

JudyNew Haven, CT

I have referred several friends to your web site. I'm impressed with how easy it is to use your site, the Experts available and the quickness of answers.

NinaUSA

I am completely pleased with the quick response that I received in our time of need for our dog, Jasmine. I couldn't believe how quick the response was and I thank you. It's good to know you're there!!

Jasmine's MomUSA

Please let everyone involved with your site know that your Expert, Dr. Lucy, has saved my dog's life. I will recommend your site to all my pet loving friends. Thank you again for simply being there!

Sonya GEasley, SC

Last night my Expert spent close to 3 hours working with me on my dog's illness. Thank you so much for this opportunity to share in her care and knowledge!

Cathie MPompano Beach, FL

< Previous | Next >

Meet the Experts:

Dr. Gary

Dr. Gary

Dog Veterinarian

3,044 satisfied customers

DVM, Emergency Veterinarian; BS (Physiology) Michigan State Univ

Joan

Joan

Vet Tech

5,540 satisfied customers

Vet Tech for over 35+ years working w/Dogs/Rescues

Candy

Candy

Veterinary Technician

7,973 satisfied customers

Practicing Veterinary Technician for 26 years.Former Veterinary Practice Owner, Technician Trainer

Dr Scott Nimmo

Dr Scott Nimmo

Small Animal Veterinarian.

5,193 satisfied customers

BVMS, MRCVS. { Glasgow UK }

Dr. Andy

Dr. Andy

Medical Director

4,911 satisfied customers

UC Davis Graduate, Interests: Dermatology, Internal Medicine, Pain Management

Theresa

Theresa

A Voice for Your Pet

4,705 satisfied customers

19+ years experience in small animal medicine

Dr. Drew

Dr. Drew

Veterinarian

3,294 satisfied customers

Small Animal Medicine and Surgery

< Previous | Next >

Related Dog Questions
My mini Aussie ate several bristles of my toothbrush last
My mini Aussie ate several bristles of my toothbrush last night … read more
PitRottMommy
PitRottMommy
Veterinary Nurse
Associate Degree
11,238 satisfied customers
I dropped a flexeril tablet on the floor and my 10 pound
I dropped a flexeril tablet on the floor and my 10 pound mini Aussie puppy swallowed it. What do I do? … read more
Dr Scott Nimmo
Dr Scott Nimmo
Small Animal Veterinarian.
5,193 satisfied customers
I think my German Shepherd may have eaten thirteen
I think my German Shepherd may have eaten thirteen Guaifenesin 1200mg pills. I found the empty box on the kitchen floor. There were 13 pills left in the box. … read more
PitRottMommy
PitRottMommy
Veterinary Nurse
Associate Degree
11,238 satisfied customers
Is this automated? My dog got into the trash in the bathroom
My dog got into the trash in the bathroom and ate a condom … read more
PitRottMommy
PitRottMommy
Veterinary Nurse
Associate Degree
11,238 satisfied customers
My dog just swallowed a splash bomb, and I am trying to
My dog just swallowed a splash bomb, and I am trying to decide whether to make her vomit or what to do… read more
Dr. Bruce
Dr. Bruce
Veterinarian
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
186 satisfied customers
My large 92 lb Briard ate about two to three tampons from the
My large 92 lb Briard ate about two to three tampons from the trash. Gross right? do I just monitor him for the next few hours? Can I induce vomiting or wait for it to pass? Was about 20-30 min ago?… read more
Jane Lefler
Jane Lefler
Dog Behaviorist/Trainer/Breeder/Health
3.75 GPA 36cr. Multiple Tech traini
1 satisfied customers
My 1 year old lab threw up trash bag yesterday. Ever since
My 1 year old lab threw up trash bag yesterday. Ever since she has been acting very tired and just not her happy self. She coughs and acts like it is hard to swallow. I was afraid that something wad s… read more
divealot1
divealot1
DVM
9 satisfied customers
Hey! Our 5-year-old beagle got into the kitchen trashcan today.
Hey! Our 5-year-old beagle got into the kitchen trashcan today. The trash just so happened to contain some chicken wing bones from an Anytizers bag. I found two bones when I was picking up the kitchen… read more
Rebecca
Rebecca
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
454 satisfied customers
My 1 yr old lab ate 5 day old chicken out of the trash bone
My 1 yr old lab ate 5 day old chicken out of the trash bone and all!!!! (she has never gotten in trash before). She is acting normally and is continuing to eat and drink and go to the bathroom. Will s… read more
Dr. Bruce
Dr. Bruce
Veterinarian
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
186 satisfied customers
my 10 month old yellow lab swallowed a ziplock sandwich bag
my 10 month old yellow lab swallowed a ziplock sandwich bag of crackers. Should i wait to see if it passes?… read more
Joan
Joan
Vet Tech
Private
5,540 satisfied customers
Hi there. My 4 yr old yorkie got in the trash today as it
Hi there. My 4 yr old yorkie got in the trash today as it was sitting before I took it outside. I had just opened one of those packaged chicken breasts to cook. When I realized what he was doing, he h… read more
Lisa
Lisa
Certified Veterinary Technician
Associate Degree
15,483 satisfied customers
My 10 month old labradoodle just shredded and swallowed a large
My 10 month old labradoodle just shredded and swallowed a large ziploc bag. Is it necessary to induce vomiting?… read more
Dr. Gary
Dr. Gary
Dog Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
3,044 satisfied customers
miniature schnauzer: estimating she ate about 3 oz. of the 8 oz.
while i was gone today, my miniature shnauzer got into a small bag of truffles I left on the kitchen table. when we got home we found the bag torn into, but luckily she couldn't get the bag torn open … read more
Dr Scott Nimmo
Dr Scott Nimmo
Small Animal Veterinarian.
5,193 satisfied customers
my 7 year old golden retriever just went through the trash
my 7 year old golden retriever just went through the trash and ate some styrofoam packing peanuts. Is this harmful to the dog?… read more
Dr. Marcia
Dr. Marcia
Companion Animal Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
55 satisfied customers
cocker Spaniel: half year old..swallowed two socks..never done
My 3 and a half year old Working cocker Spaniel swallowed two socks last night. He has never done anything like this before. Should I take him to the vet or wait and see if the socks re appear from on… read more
Dr Rosie Brown
Dr Rosie Brown
Veterinary Surgeon
Bachelor's Degree
128 satisfied customers
beagle: 10 month old..just ate a small poplin/muslin drawstring bag
my 10 month old beagle pup just ate a small poplin/muslin drawstring bag full of deer repellent from the garden! What should I do?… read more
Anna
Anna
Retired Teacher/Biologist
Bachelor\u0027s Degree
273 satisfied customers
standard poodle: may have eating a 1/2 bag of chocolate morsels
My puppy standard poodle may have eating a 1/2 bag of chocolate morsels. What do I have to watch for please?… read more
S. August Abbott
S. August Abbott
Etiquette consultant
Doctoral Degree
260 satisfied customers
What could happen to a dog if he swallows a plastic bag
My 10 year old boxer ate a plastic bag from the trash can. Before I could retrieve it he had swallowed it. What should I do? Optional Information: Age: 10; Male; Breed: Boxer… read more
NancyH
NancyH
Pet/Animal Care Expert
Bachelor Degree
19,712 satisfied customers
Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Show MoreShow Less

Ask Your Question

x