Help! My doggy just ate a 1/2 a tube of neosporin

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Postby xrayspex27 » January 7th, 2011, 2:10 am

Should I induce vomiting? He ate the tube and everything :/ :crazy2:
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Postby amazincc » January 7th, 2011, 2:17 am

Did you call the E-vet???
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Postby amazincc » January 7th, 2011, 2:28 am

I googled it, and I wouldn't worry about the contents of the tube as much as the tube itself... is he a chewer or a gulper? If he gulped down the whole thing without chewing it first I would worry about the tube getting logded in his throat if you make him vomit it back up... :neutral:
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Postby xrayspex27 » January 7th, 2011, 2:48 am

Yeah, she said that i shouldn't need to, but that I could. :|
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Postby Malli » January 7th, 2011, 5:53 am

I doubt there is much that would be harmful. With potentially sharp stuff, it can always be risky to induce vomiting, and have it cause damage on the way back up...
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Postby Jenn » January 7th, 2011, 2:07 pm

Malli wrote:I doubt there is much that would be harmful. With potentially sharp stuff, it can always be risky to induce vomiting, and have it cause damage on the way back up...

Agree..

I put the actual cream on my dogs for various reasons, which they have licked plenty of.. So outside of what little bit of the tube he ate, I personally wouldn't worry. If he were my dog I'd just keep an eye on him for the usual acting different, signs of stress, vomiting, constipation, etc... Was it one of the smaller plastic type tubes? They aren't very big, and the plastic is pretty thin & flexible :|
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Postby BigDogBuford » January 7th, 2011, 3:19 pm

I bet it might work as a laxative/lubricant but other than that watch for lethargy, loss of appetite, vomiting/diarrhea. (although I'd expect diarrhea).
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Postby PoodleMaMaKat » January 7th, 2011, 3:25 pm

The ingredients in Neosporin are barely absorbed from the GI tract if at all. So the medication won't get into his system. If he chewed up a tube of ointment though, I wouldn't be surprised if he has a little bit of diarrhea from it.
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Postby ArtGypsy » January 7th, 2011, 8:58 pm

UPDATE?? :?
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Postby xrayspex27 » January 8th, 2011, 1:06 am

He's fine, a little diarrhea but thats it :)
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