My Dog Ate A Panty Liner What Should I Do?
Dogs can surprise us with what they choose to eat! And they seem to eat just about anything. Some choose to eat garbage; at least that’s logical! They smell food and get hungry. There’s a free source of extra yummies for them! But other dogs are determined to eat rocks, paper, and more. Then there are dogs that eat something like a panty liner! Yuck! But what happens if a dog eats a panty liner? Will he get sick?
Has your dog eaten a panty liner? Are you worried the panty liner will make your dog sick? If so, you’ve come to the right place. We understand it can be scary when your dog eats something like this.
We’ve put together information about panty liners and whether they can make a dog sick. Let’s get started!
What is a Panty Liner?
A panty liner is a small piece of absorbent material used for feminine hygiene during menstruation. The panty liner is placed at the bottom of a panty, where it can absorb liquid. They can also be helpful for spotting, urinary incontinence, or vaginal discharge. The liners are held in place by adhesive on the back of the pad.
These items are very similar to menstrual pads; however, panty liners are thinner and don’t hold as much liquid as a regular pad. Panty liners come in different shapes and sizes.
So, what happens if a dog eats a panty liner? Can the panty liner make a dog sick?
Panty Liners & Dogs
Unfortunately, panty liners can make a dog sick. The liners are not toxic; however, they may contain a highly absorbent material that expands when wet.
While panty liners are thinner and smaller than regular pads, a dog could become sick if he ate more than one of these. That’s because the pads could expand in the dog’s stomach or digestive tract and cause a blockage. This is true if a small dog has eaten a panty liner or a larger dog has eaten one or more liners.
Another problem is that panty liners could also cause a dog to choke by blocking his airways.
It’s also possible that the panty liner could travel safely through a dog’s digestive system and come out in his poop.
What to Do If Your Dog Has Eaten a Panty Liner
There are many variables to this issue, so we strongly recommend calling your vet right away. They have the knowledge and expertise on the best way to help your dog. So, be sure to follow your vet’s advice on what needs to be done for your fur baby.
And in the future, make sure to keep all panty liners out of your dog’s reach. If he dug the liners out of the trash, it might be helpful to invest in a dog-proof wastebasket to avoid this problem in the future. We always say prevention is the best medicine!