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Dog ate gum

markrad
September 1st, 2003, 10:50 AM
Our 8 month ole lab mix ate bubblegum 2 days ago and has been constipated since, she also is vommiting undigested food. Is there something we can do to relieve her?

Carina
September 1st, 2003, 11:12 AM
Try some mineral oil, a few tablespoons...something to get everything moving, so to speak.
If her stomach seems tender, or this contines for another day or so, I would schedule a vet visit. It's possible the gum could have got lodged somewhere like the pyloric valve (I'm sure I spelled that wrong - it's the little opening from the stomach to the intestines - so no food is getting through. That would probably need medical attention sooner rather than later.

But first I would try anything you could to get her to poop...call an emergency vet clinic and ask, there may well be something better than mineral oil (though I know that will work.)