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Old August 23rd, 2005, 04:20 PM
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Vaseline Injestion: Hi, I'm new, and hoping someone can help!

Hi there,

My name is Stacey and I am a new mom and dog owner. Today, I came home to find that my boxer Ally had raided the baby's diaper bag, opened a tub of vaseline, and ate a some. I know there wasn't alot of vaseline left in the tub before the raid, however she did ingest enough that I am worried. Should I be rushing her to the vet, or will she poop it out on her own?

Thanks for any help you can offer!!!

Stacey, a frantic pet owner
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Old August 23rd, 2005, 04:24 PM
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Does the container say anything about accidental injestion?
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Old August 23rd, 2005, 06:17 PM
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I would call but I don't think there is anything toxic in it. Your baby may have the runs from it though. But call your vet and just keep an eye on your baby.
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Old August 23rd, 2005, 07:14 PM
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Does the container say anything about accidental injestion?
No, it didn't say anything about accidental ingestion, just the ingredients. I have searched everywhere on the internet, and from what I understand, the worst case scenario would be that she experiences diarrhea from petrolatum poisoning. I have put a call into the vet, and will take her tomorrow. Just wondering if anyone else had a similar experience with their pet.

Thanks for the responses!

Stacey
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Old August 24th, 2005, 06:18 PM
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Today at work (a vet) we actually had a person call about her dog eating vaseline. My bosses (vets, of course) said she was fine, and would just have runny, jelly-type diarreah and it may be hard to clean up because of the jelly in the vaseline. I am not sure about the diapers though.
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Old August 27th, 2005, 09:52 PM
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Vaseline Ingestion

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Today at work (a vet) we actually had a person call about her dog eating vaseline. My bosses (vets, of course) said she was fine, and would just have runny, jelly-type diarreah and it may be hard to clean up because of the jelly in the vaseline. I am not sure about the diapers though.
Thanks so much for the response. She didn't end up with any side effects, which was surprising.... however, I really don't know how much she ate. Luckily, she didn't eat any diapers, just vaseline. I appreciate your response. Thank you so much.
Stacey
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Old August 28th, 2005, 12:37 PM
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