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Is this automated? My dog got into the trash in the bathroom

Customer Question

Hi, is this automated?
JA: I'll do all I can to help. What seems to be the problem with the dog?
Customer: My dog got into the trash in the bathroom and ate a condom
JA: The Veterinarian will know if your dog will be able to digest that. What is the dog's name and age?
Customer: 15 weeks
JA: What is the dog's name?
Customer: Molly
JA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Molly?
Customer: No
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  PitRottMommy replied 1 year ago.

Hello, JACustomer. I have been a Veterinary Nurse for over 15 years and would be happy to help you today. I'm reviewing your question right now.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Ok thank you
Expert:  PitRottMommy replied 1 year ago.

1) How much does Molly weigh?
2) Was this condom in a package or used?
3) How long ago was the condom eaten?
4) Is she still eating and drinking?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
14 pounds
Used
1 hour ago
Yes she's eating and drinking normally
Expert:  PitRottMommy replied 1 year ago.

There are a few choices here. Because the condom is soft and she's eaten recently, you can induce vomiting which should bring up her last meal and the condom. If you go this route, use a FRESH bottle of peroxide and plan to have her vomit into a container lined with a fresh trash bag. This will minimize mess and allow you to take the trash out after she's done vomiting. A small trash can or cat box works great for this: http://www.sunrisepetclinicaz.com/vomiting.html

You can also continue to feed and water her normally and watch for it to be passed in her stool. Many condoms pass right through but the smaller the dog the higher the risk that it may not. If it doesn't, she may need surgery to remove it.

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