My Dog Ate Something Bad What Should I Do?

By Julie •  Updated: 03/13/21 •  3 min read
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Dogs will eat the strangest things sometimes! You may be out for a walk, and your dog finds something interesting to sniff. The next thing you know, he’s swallowed it down before you could identify what it was! Or you may be in the kitchen taking your medicine when a pill drops on the floor. Your dog may pounce on the pill and eat it before you can react. It can happen that fast!

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If your dog has eaten something bad, then you’ve come to the right place. Read on for information on what dogs eat, the symptoms to watch for, and what you should do.

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Dogs Eat Dangerous Things

Sometimes it can happen that your dog will eat something that’s bad for him. There are a number of things that can be harmful in different ways. Here are some examples of things that are bad for your dog:

Poisons: dogs are notorious for eating toxic things, including:

Items that can create an intestinal blockage:

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Things that can make a dog sick:

This is only a small sample of what dogs have been known to eat!

Symptoms to Watch For

Dogs can each such a wide variety of things that are bad for them! However, we’ve put together a list of symptoms to watch for that may indicate your fur baby has eaten something he shouldn’t have:

These symptoms can cover a wide range of medical issues in dogs. So, if your canine companion is showing any of these symptoms, then it’s time to call the vet.

One note: if you know your dog has eaten something bad, then do no make him vomit. Only induce vomiting if the vet tells you to do so.

Treatment of Dogs Eating Something Bad

Treatment will depend on the vet’s diagnosis and can include:

The prognosis for a dog that’s eaten something bad depends on how soon he’s treated. In most cases, dogs that receive prompt medical treatment have an excellent chance of making a full recovery!

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Julie

Julie is a graduate of the University of North Carolina, Wilmington, where she studied Animal science. Though contrary to the opinion of her parents she was meant to study pharmacy, but she was in love with animals especially cats. Julie currently works in an animal research institute (NGO) in California and loves spending quality time with her little cat. She has the passion for making research about animals, how they survive, their way of life among others and publishes it. Julie is also happily married with two kids.

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