What Happens if a Dog Eats Plaster?
Plaster is something you use to bolster your interior walls. They shouldn’t be bolstering your pet’s diet.
Still, some dogs will chew through plaster and they may even eat some of it. So, should you be worried if something like that happens?
To answer that question, you first need to understand what plaster is. Plaster is typically made using clay, gypsum, lime, and sand. Occasionally, you may also find plaster mixtures that contain animal hairs.
Those ingredients are not toxic to dogs. Your dog still shouldn’t be eating them, but they won’t get poisoned by those ingredients either.
Although the ingredients used to make plaster aren’t toxic, that doesn’t mean they are completely safe for your pet to consume. Your pet could still experience some consequences from their poor decision.
The most common side effect dogs experience from eating plaster is an upset stomach. After a while, your dog may start to feel uncomfortable. Not long after that, they may start to throw up the plaster they ate. They may also suffer from a bout of diarrhea caused by the plaster.
What to Do if My Dog Eats Plaster?
Upon coming home, you may find that a chunk of your wall is missing because your dog just ate it. As angry as you might be about your damaged wall, you are probably more concerned about your pet who just ate a lot of plaster.
What should you do if stumble upon that kind of situation? Go through the following section to find out.
Traditionally people keep small to medium-sized bandaids at home to cover up simple injuries sustained during daily activities.
These band-aids are not hazards for most dogs.
In most cases, dogs are unlikely to experience anything from eating bandaid.
They will simply pass it (through their stool), which we will discuss in a further section shortly.
What Keeps a Dog From Biting the Walls? : Dog Behavior & Health
Have you just watched your dog eat a bandaid? Are you now concerned about what may happen next? Is there anything you can do to help your dog, specifically? Well, you’ve come to the right place. This is what you now should do.
So, what should you do if your dog ate a bandaid? If your dog ate a bandaid, first check to see if they have swallowed it. Try to safely remove it, if possible. Otherwise, you will need to monitor your dog closely for choking or other digestion trouble over the next 24-48 hours. If your dog ate several bandaids, is in pain/discomfort, or their behavior changes, contact your vet immediately.
Nevertheless, if in doubt, do contact your vet. In fact, that’s wise regardless, if you can.
With this in mind, let us now look at how your dog is likely to respond before turning to exactly how you should respond in detail.