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Old 11-22-2012, 12:19 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Dachshund ate Bag Balm

So Pebbles got into the Bag Balm last night and is now having a LOT of diarrhea.
I first thought she was sick and was going to give her some Flagyl but I remembered we found the bag balm container half empty and obviously a dog had licked half of it out. The regular sized tin of it anyway, like what, 10oz?

Anyway, I'm wondering if we ought to feed her or wait...or else feed rice and boiled chicken or something?

Should I just let her gut rest for today??

She's got all that grease inside her that needs to come out...

https://www.usaemergencysupply.com/e...s/bag_balm.htm
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Old 11-22-2012, 12:55 PM   #2 (permalink)
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When grim ate a tin of mink pil i cslled poison control and they said white bread
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OK thank you
She didn't get b-fast so is pouting now. She doesn't seem adversely affected other than a lot of poop. So much and so loose, I'm like, what the HECK.
I think it even found and cleaned out meconium from when she was born
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Old 11-22-2012, 01:12 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I would fast 24hrs with access to fresh water then feed boiled rice and chicken. Don't think it's toxic. Will just give bad diarrhea as you can see
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Yeah we've seen it quite a few times this morning.
Who knew it was such an effective laxative...!?

I was amused the other day at the vet clinic when some woman walked in and asked to purchase some medicine for her cat's fur balls. We always just used a glob of vaseline on the roofs of their mouths (vet recommended). So I guess this is similar!??

PS. Don't trust a 17yr. old to "watch the dogs", at least not for very long...
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I don't know what bag balm is :c

But Zeeva licked up a bunch of olive oil after counter surfing and knocked the ENTIRE $25 bottle onto the floor :c I let her tummy rest for a day. She was fine...
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Bag Balm is used to soothe cow udders and entered the human skin care arena a few years back - the original tin used to say for veterinary use only -- I don't know if it does so now. It is a mix of petrolatum (like vaseline) and lanolin , but there is another ingredient in there , for what purpose I have no idea , but if ingested on a regular basis could be carcinogenic. This was brought up at our groomers who said a lot of people use it on their dog's feet in the winter to protect them against salt damage . Some enterprising person came up with another salve made of beeswax and lanolin -- much like lip balm.
Keep an eye on that diarrhea - I think the petrolatum would be very difficult and not digestible whatsoever. I would let the dog purge , but make sure the dog does not get dehydrated.
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Get some activated charcoal capsules and start giving it immediately.
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Keep an eye on that diarrhea - I think the petrolatum would be very difficult and not digestible whatsoever. I would let the dog purge , but make sure the dog does not get dehydrated.
good luck on that
Thank you carmen, her last bout of diarrhea was this AM. By "a lot" I mean there was gobs of it, not that she's going a lot (if that makes sense?)

She's active and playing and we may give her a bit of rice for dinner. She's drinking fine, too, hasn't thrown up.
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Oh for cryin' out loud! BAG balm, of all things!
The things these dogs eat... Sheesh!
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