Why on earth do dogs eat such strange things? They won’t tell us! Dogs will eat the weirdest things, including Kotex pads. Has your dog eaten a Kotex pad? Are you worried the Kotex pad will make your dog sick? If so, then you’ve come to the right place.
In this article, we’ll take a look at whether or not a Kotex pad can make a dog sick and share information on what you need to do if your dog’s eaten a pad. Let’s get started!
Will My Dog Be OK After Eating a Pad?
Due to the wide variety in the sizes and composition of Maxi pads, and the diversity of dog sizes; the management of this incident will be diverse and case-specific. Although there are several reports of large breed dogs vomiting or passing Maxi pads naturally in their feces, the risk is just not worth taking.
Another potential danger of Maxi-pad ingestion is that the chemicals can be toxic to your dog. It is recommended to call your veterinarian providing him or her with all relevant information, clearly follow instructions, and bring your dog for consultation.
Clean the area and remove the remnants.
The last thing you’ll want is for your pet to eat more of your Maxi Pad. Thus, you should remove any remnants from the area.
Dogs usually find Maxi Pads in the trash bins of your comfortable room and other trash bins around.
Thus, if your pet is diving into a trash can and continues to dig in, take it away from the site and put it somewhere secure. Afterward, clean up the mess and prevent your pet from re-accessing it.
Take note of every detail you can gather regarding the incident.
Here are a few questions that you need to answer and understand from the scene.
Getting such information would make you understand how worse the incident is.
Moreover, it will help you report what happened if you visit the vet and ask about what happened.
What to Do if Your Dog Eats a Kotex Pad
Your natural tendency may be to panic, which is understandable. However, you’ll need to be calm in order to take care of your dog in this situation. So, the first thing you’ll need to do is to remain calm. Next, try to figure out how many pads the dog ate or how much of one pad he’s eaten.
If your dog has eaten only a very small piece, chances are he will be OK. The pad will probably pass through the dog’s digestive tract without any problems.
However, if your dog at the entire pad or more than one pad, this is a problem that could become serious. The problem is that the pads could become lodged in the dog’s intestines and create a blockage. This a very dangerous, painful condition, which, left untreated, can lead to death.