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He swallowed most of a tampon applicator...

Resolved • Response time 5 hours 27 minutes

24 Aug 2019

He swallowed most of a tampon applicator chewed it up
JA: I'll do all I can to help. The Expert will know if the dog will be able to digest that. What is the dog's name and age?
Customer: It was like an hour and a half ago . He’s 30 olbs
JA: What is the dog's name?
Customer: Whitaker
JA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Whitaker?
Customer: No
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24 Aug 2019
Sally G.
Sally G.
Independent Contractor

Hello and thank you for using this site to help you. I am sorry your question was not picked up sooner.

If he only ate the plastic applicator and not the actual tampon, chances are he chewed it well enough to pass. But in case there are any large pieces you will need to watch for a blockage of the intestines. Symptoms of this are sudden lack of appetite, vomiting, diarrhea and lethargy.

For now I would do a wait and see if he passes it out in the stool. I would also give him a tablespoon of pure canned pumpkin now so that it cushions any sharp edges of the plastic and carries it through the system safely. I would also give a tablespoon of the pumpkin each day for about a week.

24 Aug 2019
Customer reply
24 Aug 2019
Ok he seems fine so far. I gave him some bread too as one response on another dog said that. What else do you think he should eAt?
24 Aug 2019
Dog Specialist's response
24 Aug 2019
Sally G.
Sally G.
Independent Contractor

I would feed him normally, maybe break it up into smaller meals and just watch him. The pumpkin will act as a fiber and help push out the stool.

24 Aug 2019
Customer reply
24 Aug 2019
Ok we will try that thx
24 Aug 2019
Dog Specialist's response
24 Aug 2019
Sally G.
Sally G.
Independent Contractor

You are very welcome. Please don't forget to use the star rating before you go so I am compensated for my time:) Wishing you and your pooch the best!

24 Aug 2019
Customer reply
24 Aug 2019
Where is that?
24 Aug 2019
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24 Aug 2019
Sally G.
Sally G.

Thank you!

Sally G.
Sally G.
Independent Contractor
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