My dog ate glass?

my half year old golden retriever ate a chunk of glass and he chewed it into small shards before swallowing it!! i tried to get some out but i only got a little chink of it!!!! Whats gona happen??? He looks fine but im still worried about him

  1. Kea
    on November 30th, -0001

    Swallowing glass would definitely have me running to the closest emergency vet. However, I doubt they will bother with an x-ray as someone suggested since glass wouldn’t even show up on an x-ray. I had to double check the above remedy because I had heard this before , lo and behold:

    THE PROCEDURE

    BEFORE BEFORE BEFORE the holiday go to a pharmacy and buy a box of cotton balls. Be sure that you get COTTON balls … not the “cosmetic puffs” that are made from man-made fibers. Also, buy a quart of half-and-half coffee cream and put it in the freezer.

    Should your dog eat glass ornaments, defrost the half-and-half and pour some in a bowl. Dip cotton balls into the cream and feed them to your dog.

    Dogs under 10 lbs should eat 2 balls which you have first torn into smaller pieces. Dogs 10-50 lbs should eat 3-5 balls and larger dogs should eat 5-7. You may feed larger dogs an entire cotton ball at once. Dogs seem to really like these strange “treats” and eat them readily. As the cotton works its way through the digestive tract it will find all the glass pieces and wrap itself around them. Even the teeniest shards of glass will be caught and wrapped in the cotton fibers and the cotton will protect the intestines from damage by the glass. Your dog’s stools will be really weird for a few days and you will have to be careful to check for fresh blood or a tarry appearance to the stool. If either of the latter symptoms appear you should rush your dog to the vet for a checkup but, in most cases, the dogs will be just fine.

    An actual experience: I can personally vouch for the cotton ball treatment. While I was at the vet waiting for him to return from lunch a terrified woman ran in with a litter of puppies who had demolished a wooden crate along with large open staples. The young vet had taken x-rays which did show each of the puppies had swallowed several open staples. He was preparing them for surgery when my wonderful vet came in and said no surgery. I watched him wet several cotton balls, squeeze out the water and pop them down their throats. Within 24 hours every staple was accounted for. This was a lesson I learned in the mid-1960s and have had to use several times on my brats. I wet the cotton balls and smear on some liverwurst and they bolt it down and ask for more. The cotton always comes out with the object safely embedded.

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    Permission is hereby granted for any non-profit reproduction by any person or group.

    Of course I would be feeding the dog half and half soaked cottonballs in the car on the way to the vet!

  2. Species
    on November 30th, -0001

    You need to get your puppy to the vets. Glass will cut his insides.
    do not go by how he looks because any damage that is being done is going on inside him.

    Get to the vets now!

  3. SymphonyOfSound
    on November 30th, -0001

    You should call your vet immediately!

  4. Zoe
    on November 30th, -0001

    As a precautionary measure, contact your vet by phone and explain the situation. They may want to see him or just advise you to keep a close eye on him, especially his bowel movements.

  5. Rob
    on November 30th, -0001

    In a few days he will lose it.

  6. GodThingie
    on November 30th, -0001

    I would phone a vet to see. Also watch him very closely. If he has any pain rush him right in. Good luck.

  7. ShoeLover
    on November 30th, -0001

    buy a burial plot

  8. BlueButterFly
    on November 30th, -0001

    Uhhh …you need to be on the way to the vet for an x-ray for your dog like….NOW

  9. FantasyFootball
    on November 30th, -0001

    Okay I know this will sound crazy but it does work. Pull 6 cotton balls in half (make sure they are the cotton ones) soak in milk and feed them to your dog. The glass will get trapped in the cotton and safely pass through.

  10. Sunflower
    on November 30th, -0001

    go to the vet……NOW!! he could be hurt… or he could be okay… my friends dog ate glass and was fine but just to be careful… see a vet ! Good Luck!!!!

  11. ShinyStars
    on November 30th, -0001

    The glass is going to slowly shred up its intestines. You can not let it try to poop it out, or throw it up. This can kill the dog. Sadly, the only thing to do is take it to the vet, where they will probably perform surgery. What kind of dog owner are you? why would you ask people online who you dont know what to do, when you could take it to the vet? you are probably too lazy. If the dog dies its your fault

  12. Lydsie
    on October 13th, 2010

    Shiny, not all dogs get there insides shredded up. I know lots of silly dogs that eat glass, and vet bills can be expensive to just go in and your vet say “Watch him for the next 4 days”. You want to watch your dog for blood in the stool, call you vet to get some help. Feeling him bread, and a couple cut up cotton balls wont hurt. Most of the time the glass will just pass. Hell, dogs have eaten tin foil, string, anything. Mistakes happen, but if you took your vet and paid 80$ every time youd be broke. Just watch him for the next couple of days, for odd behavior or vomiting, blood and such. Once and if it changes, then you want to take him in. Good luck!

  13. terriermom
    on December 1st, 2011

    My 6 month old terrier puppy knocked over a small snow globe a couple of hours ago and and started chewing on the the glass before I could figure out what that loud “thud” in the other room was! I called the vet and she said to give him bread coated in mineral oil or olive oil. She said the oil will coat any glass he’s eaten and aid in its passing. She also said to watch of course for any vomiting, diarrhea, or blood in the stool for the next couple of days. Fingers crossed he didn’t eat much if any!!!

  14. Linda in CO
    on August 7th, 2012

    I just read that the cotton balls can be a bad
    solution, that Metameucil is better, as the gel it makes will contain and bind the shards and help them pass through.
    My stupid dog just chewed on a piece of a light bulb that exploded while DH was fixing a fixture. I tried to stop her and she swallowed it faster. So I coated two pieces of Roaman Meal bread with a bit of butter and peanut butter, put 3 T. of Metameucil inside, and cut into squares. Soaked with a bit of milk and she is eating it, slowly. She is a Chow/Golden mix or Kelpie mix (not sure, a rescue) and about 55 pounds.

  15. Linda in CO
    on August 7th, 2012

    I forgot to say that I will give her the Olive Oil treatment, too.

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My dog ate glass!?

My one year old jack russell decided to eat a peice of glass this morning. I was able to retrieve a little bit of it out and my husband tried to make him throw up. Any suggestions on what to do besides to to the vet? We live in England so going to the cost twice as much since the military vet is closed on Sundays. Someone please help. I love my dogs and I dont what them to get hurt.

  1. MazMaz
    on November 30th, -0001

    You are what…6 hours ahead of us here in the states?….anyway…bread, bread, and more bread. Whatever he will eat that will coat his little tummy, I am not a vet so this is just unqualified advice, but I had a terrier once who would eat any and everything (including my underpants…more info than you needed I am sure) but, to the point, don’t panic, remember, terriers were bred to eat rats, moles and the like so things like chicken bones and (hopefully) glass shouldn’t do him in, bread w/ peanut butter should help but do it now. It is probably too late to make him throw up..good luck with your “child”…this is why I stick to cats…LOL.

  2. WellBalanced
    on November 30th, -0001

    making the dog vomit is more dangerous than leting him pass it.the glass will rip his throat open and surgery will be required. quite posibly the glass will pass through his intestines without any damage. i suggest giving him soft food for a week or so and look for blood in his stool.

  3. RingKeeper
    on November 30th, -0001

    my friends dog used to eat drinking glasses disposable razors etc… and the dog had no problems i would keep an eye on the dog and if you notice anything unusual goto animal hospital.

    you should see the vet on monday if you have the money

  4. Connie
    on November 30th, -0001

    Get some Laxatone from the pet store. You may find it in the cat section. Then you have to watch the stool. If there is the slightest drop of blood it HAS to go to the emergencey vet.

  5. terriermom
    on December 1st, 2011

    My 6 month old terrier puppy knocked over a small snow globe a couple of hours ago and and started chewing on the the glass before I could figure out what that loud “thud” in the other room was! I called the vet and she said to give him bread coated in mineral oil or olive oil. She said the oil will coat any glass he’s eaten and aid in its passing. She also said to watch of course for any vomiting, diarrhea, or blood in the stool for the next couple of days. Fingers crossed he didn’t eat much if any!!!

  6. Linda in CO
    on August 7th, 2012

    Well, I just found this, that makes 4 site extolling the value of cotton balls. I think I will feed her some cotton balls.

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