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She licked a edible personal lubricant off...

Resolved • Response time 1 minute

18 Jun 2021

She licked a edible personal lubricant off the bedside table.
JA: I'll do all I can to help. How much did the dog lick? Do you know her weight?
Customer: Probably not that much. It wouldn't have been a big glob or anything. She's 57lbs
JA: When was this? Has she thrown up since then?
Customer: About 30 minutes ago now. No she hasn't. She seems okay There is a sweetener in it I am concerned about
JA: And what's the dog's name and age?
Customer: Betty. She is 2
JA: Is there anything else the Vet should know before I connect you? Rest assured that they'll be able to help you.
Customer: .yeah the ingredients are water, glycerin, hydroxyethylcellulose, sodium benzoate, citric acid, natural flavor
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18 Jun 2021

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Dog Veterinarian's response
18 Jun 2021
Scott Perry
Scott Perry
Veterinarian

Hello and welcome to Just Answer! My name is***** and I am happy to help you with your question. My job here is to determine whether or not diagnostic tests need to be run or if we can manage things at home. I will do my best to sort things out for you and give you my professional advice based on the history and signs.

18 Jun 2021
Dog Veterinarian's response
18 Jun 2021
Scott Perry
Scott Perry
Veterinarian

I am happy to help you with this question. Have you observed any nausea signs such as excessive lip licking, drooling, or swallowing multiple times?

18 Jun 2021
Dog Veterinarian's response
18 Jun 2021
Scott Perry
Scott Perry
Veterinarian

I am just checking in to see if you still require assistance. Are you still connected?

18 Jun 2021
Customer reply
18 Jun 2021
Yes
18 Jun 2021
Customer reply
18 Jun 2021
I do still need help
18 Jun 2021
Dog Veterinarian's response
18 Jun 2021
Scott Perry
Scott Perry
Veterinarian

I am happy to help you. Have you observed any nausea signs such as excessive lip licking, drooling, or swallowing multiple times?

18 Jun 2021
Customer reply
18 Jun 2021
No
18 Jun 2021
Dog Veterinarian's response
18 Jun 2021
Scott Perry
Scott Perry
Veterinarian

Do you think Betty swallowed more or less than 1 tablespoon of the lubricant?

18 Jun 2021
Customer reply
18 Jun 2021
Less than 1 tablespoon
18 Jun 2021
Dog Veterinarian's response
18 Jun 2021
Scott Perry
Scott Perry
Veterinarian

This will be OK regarding a toxicity concern. The amount of the ingredient swallowed is not toxic and will not cause any problems of internal organ injury. Therefore, this is not an emergency and no immediate treatments are required. It is recommended to monitor for signs of vomiting and nausea such as excessive lip licking, drooling, or multiple attempts to swallow. Nausea is usually self-limiting and does not typically require treatment, but you may give an over-the-counter antacid such as 10 mg of famotidine (i.e. Pepcid AC) or omeprazole (i.e. Prilosec) if needed. If no signs are seen after 6 to 8 hours, then no further monitoring is necessary.

18 Jun 2021
Customer reply
18 Jun 2021
Okay so none of the ingredients are anything to be concerned about?
18 Jun 2021
Dog Veterinarian's response
18 Jun 2021
Scott Perry
Scott Perry
Veterinarian

That is correct. You do not have to be concerned about toxicity signs with these ingredients other than possibly an upset stomach.

18 Jun 2021
Customer reply
18 Jun 2021
Okay thank you. The cellulose sweetener was what worried me.
18 Jun 2021
Dog Veterinarian's response
18 Jun 2021
Scott Perry
Scott Perry
Veterinarian

That is a non toxic sweetener. Xylitol is a toxic sweetener, but cellulose is not toxic.

18 Jun 2021
Customer reply
18 Jun 2021
Okay cool, thank you for your help!
18 Jun 2021
Dog Veterinarian's response
18 Jun 2021
Scott Perry
Scott Perry
Veterinarian

You are most welcome. I hope I have given you a satisfactory answer. If you have any follow up questions, please reply here and I will be happy to assist you.

18 Jun 2021
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20 Jun 2021
Scott Perry
Scott Perry

This is Dr. Perry and I am just checking in to see if you have any follow up questions. Please let me know if you do and I will do my best to help.

Scott Perry
Scott Perry
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