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Dog ate soap.

Species: Dog
Breed: Golden Retriever
Age: 2-5 years
My dog just ate a whole bar of soap? Do I need to be worried? It was Dove soap. He seems fine.




Online vet, Dr. Marie

Dr. Marie replied:

I have seen a number of dogs that really like eating soap. I have no idea why!

There is nothing toxic for dogs in soap. Many dogs can get some mild stomach or intestinal upset after eating soap, so you may see some vomiting or diarrhea.

If a big chunk of soap broke off there is a small possibility that it could cause an intestinal obstruction, but this would be pretty unlikely.

I would advise to keep an eye on him for now. If he vomits or has diarrhea once or twice I'm not too worried. But, if over the next few days he doesn't want to eat or he is really lethargic or if he continues to vomit beyond 24 hours then he really should see his vet.

Dr. Marie.



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