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Dog has just swallowed some food left on cling film + the cling

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dog has just swallowed some food left on cling film + the cling film. Will it just go through?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  Dr. Altman replied 1 year ago.
Welcome! I am Dr. Altman, a licensed veterinarian and I am happy to answer your questions.
Can you please give me an idea of how much food we are referring to?
If there are bones in the food?
How much does Hogan weigh?
Thank you!
Customer: replied 1 year ago.

it was a small child dish of pasta sauce and vegetables probably 150 grams. No bones. Hogan weighs 32 Kilos

Expert:  Dr. Altman replied 1 year ago.
OK great! So a dog of his size should pass this without incident, as long as the plate was also note ingested?
The options are going to be:
1.) Induce vomiting with 3% hydrogen peroxide 2 tbsp & 1 tsp orally then walk him around to mix it in his stomach and if no vomiting in 10-15 minutes then repeat only once. This is an option if it has been less than an hour after ingestion since this is the estimated time it takes for the stomach to empty
2.) Monitor since it sounds like not a large amount ingested and I highly suspect the food will be digested and the plastic wrap will pass through without incident with him being a large dog and this is a small amount of wrap.
- give 3-4 pieces of bread now and take on a 10-15 minute leash walk to help encourage gi emptying and motility
- repeat the bread in another 2-4 hours. The bread helps bulk up the wrap and push it through without causing any issues
- tomorrow repeat the walks as frequent as you are able. So 15-30 minutes three times daily if you are able
- reduce his kibble by 25 % and supplement with white rice until you see the wrap coming out the other end
- monitor for the wrap coming out the other end in the next 24-48 hours
- if at any point there is vomiting then it is time to have him seen by your veterinarian but I have seen large dogs like Hogan pass the plastic of a microwave dinner so something like this will very likely pass on its own :)
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