Why on earth do dogs eat such strange things? They won’t tell us! Dogs will eat the weirdest things, including Kotex pads. Has your dog eaten a Kotex pad? Are you worried the Kotex pad will make your dog sick? If so, then you’ve come to the right place.
In this article, we’ll take a look at whether or not a Kotex pad can make a dog sick and share information on what you need to do if your dog’s eaten a pad. Let’s get started!
Why Do Dogs Eat Pads?
You’d think the last thing a dog would want to eat was a menstrual pad. However, these are quite popular with dogs! As to why no one really knows for sure. It might be the pad smells like you, their favorite person. Dogs are famous for wanting to be close to their pet parents.
But what should you do if your dog has eaten a Kotex pad?
What to Do if Your Dog Eats a Kotex Pad
Your natural tendency may be to panic, which is understandable. However, you’ll need to be calm in order to take care of your dog in this situation. So, the first thing you’ll need to do is to remain calm. Next, try to figure out how many pads the dog ate or how much of one pad he’s eaten.
If your dog has eaten only a very small piece, chances are he will be OK. The pad will probably pass through the dog’s digestive tract without any problems.
However, if your dog at the entire pad or more than one pad, this is a problem that could become serious. The problem is that the pads could become lodged in the dog’s intestines and create a blockage. This a very dangerous, painful condition, which, left untreated, can lead to death.
Symptoms of an Intestinal Blockage in Dogs
Your dog may show these symptoms if he’s eaten one or more Kotex pads:
- Abdominal pain & swelling
- Weight loss
- Lack of appetite
If your dog is showing any of these symptoms, call the vet immediately. This is a life-threatening medical emergency.
In this situation, the vet may be required to perform emergency surgery. This will remove the pad(s) safely. This is major surgery, so your dog may need to be hospitalized for a few days.
However, the good news is that most dogs, if they receive prompt treatment, will go on to make a full recovery!