My Dog Ate Zote Soap What Should I Do?

Reviewed By Julie •  Updated: 11/05/21 •  3 min read
Dog Moderate Toxicity Level
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My Dog Ate Zote Soap

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Dogs eat many strange things that can vary from poop (from other animals or their own!) to zippers, zip ties, and more. Sometimes dogs have even been known to try soap! Yuck! How bizarre is that? At least it seems bizarre to us. Dogs may have their own reasons for eating something such as soap, including Zote soap!

Has your dog eaten some Zote soap? Are you worried the Zote soap will make your dog sick? If so, then you’ve come to the right place. We understand it can be scary when your dog eats something he shouldn’t.

In this article, we’ll take a look at Zote soap and whether or not it can make a dog sick. Let’s get started!

It is strongly recommended to contact a Pet Poison Helpline or your veterinarian.

What is Zote Soap?

Zote is a type of bar soap that’s used for doing laundry. It’s usually used to handwash clothing; however, it can also be used to treat stains and more.

Zote is an ultra-concentrated bar soap that’s made of about 66% fatty acids. It also includes brighteners, coconut oil, sodium tallowate, fragrance, and violet 10 (CI 45170). These ingredients are considered natural ingredients that are even safe for sensitive skin.

Zote is great for laundry; however, what happens if a dog eats some Zote bar soap? Will Zote make a dog sick?

Zote & Dogs

The good news is that Zote bar soap is not toxic to dogs; however, it can cause some irritation to a dog’s digestive tract.

If your dog has eaten Zote, it’s best to call the vet as soon as possible. This may not be an emergency, but the vet will have the best guidance on what to do to help your dog.

Symptoms of Zote Ingestion in Dogs

You may notice these symptoms if your dog has eaten Zote:

Again, Zote is not considered toxic, but it can make your dog feel pretty bad. So, it’s best to call the vet.

Treatment of Zote Ingestion in Dogs

The vet might want to induce vomiting if the soap was recently eaten (in the past 1 or 2). Once the soap has been removed from your dog’s system, the vet may treat your fur baby with some medication to help calm his irritated digestive tract down.

And if your dog is suffering from constant vomiting and diarrhea, it may be necessary to replenish his fluids with IV fluids. The vet will also treat your dog with medication to help end the vomiting and diarrhea.

When your dog is stable and able to go home, the vet may prescribe a limited diet for a few days. This allows the digestive tract to calm down again. Once this has been accomplished, then the vet may advise feeding your dog a simple diet for a few days until he’s fully recovered.

The good news is that most dogs will make a complete recovery after eating Zote soap!

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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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