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Hello, you are through to Dr Linda, a UK based vet.
I'm sorry to hear this has happened.
What breed is Rueger?
When did this happen?
How much did he eat roughly?
What exactly is the product called?
Thank you for this information.
I am just looking into that product and will get right back to you.
Unfortunately this is quite a specific product and, as has happened to you, I cannot find any specific warnings.
Presumably, no studies have been conducted on what would happen if the gel was ingested by a dog.
In my 8 years of experience I have not encountered a dog eating nail gel before (though I have encountered a couple who have eaten gel nails after they have been applied!).
The tricky thing here is that we do not know how much he has eaten and when.
The concern is that the product could be toxic and could also cause issues when passing through the digestive tract e.g. adhesions or blockages.
Given the unusual circumstance, I would advise calling an out of hours vet as they will have access to the veterinary toxins helpline. This is a service whereby they should have information about all of the ingredients within the product and will be able to best direct you.
It may be a case of monitoring for signs and feeding a bland diet for 24 hours, or they may advise you come in and induce vomiting (make him sick).
As it is past normal opening hours, only emergency vets will be open now. His regular vet may offer this service, or may use another local vet to see patients at night time.
With ingestion of products like this, we would expect to see signs in the first 48 hours and these could include:
The tricky thing is that we don't know when he ate the product. So, it may be that he ate it very recently and signs haven't shown up yet. As I say, it can take a couple of days for signs to show in some cases.
Yes, if he remains well for 48 hours it would be unlikely the product will make him unwell after this.
However, we do need to remain vigilant as there is no data available, so it makes sense to keep on the lookout.
I appreciate you want to make sure he will be ok, but I can't say this for sure as we just don't know enough right now.
Not at all.
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Hi there, how is Rueger getting on?