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I think my dog ate 1/2 a tube of zinc oxide while I was

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I think my dog ate 1/2 a tube of zinc oxide while I was gone. I found approximately that much that he threw up. It appeared grey. My memory is that what was in the tube was white. He is acting sluggish and as though he isn't feeling well. Should I take him to an er for pets?
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. This sounds like it might be serious. I'll let the Veterinarian know what's going on ASAP. Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about your dog?
Customer: He gets into everything. I'll check for anything else it could be.
Submitted: 8 months ago.
Category: Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Peter replied 8 months ago.

Hi, I'm Dr. Peter. Welcome to JustAnswer. I'm reviewing your question now, and will post back with your reply ASAP.

Expert:  Dr. Peter replied 8 months ago.

1- How much does he weigh?

2- How long has it been since he ate it?

3- Did he eat part of the container as well or just the ointment?