Help my dog ate a glass ornament

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An important item to keep in your first aid box is a box of cotton balls.

Be sure that you get the pure 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.

What to do if your dog eats glass or a glass ornament.

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 pounds should eat two balls which you have first torn into small pieces.

Dogs 10-50 pounds should eat 3-5 balls and larger dogs should eat 5-7.

You may feed larger dogs an entire 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 strange 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.

Have a safe and happy holidays!

About the Author:

Lesley Sullivan - Owner of the Pawkeepers A unique Bed & Biscuit Inn, offering numerous opportunities for your dog that are not available in crates, kennels and many other pet boarding establishments

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