My dog ate a condom. What should I do?

The greatest fear when your dog eats a condom is that it will get stuck in the intestines and form a blockage.

The good news is that condoms shouldn’t contain anything that is toxic to your dog.

- In most cases your dog will try to swallow the condom whole.  Immediately check your dogs mouth to see if you can easily pull the condom out without injuring yourself.

Immediate Steps When Dog Eats Condom

- If the object has already been swallowed, do not attempt to put your finger down your dogs throat to remove it as this may damage sensitive mouth structures like the throat or esophagus.

- Inducing vomiting after your dog ate a condom is common.  Try 2 tablespoons of hydrogen peroxide, or take your dog to the vet if you are uncomfortable doing it yourself.

- If your dog is severely choking or has respiratory distress, you need to act quickly and perform the Heimlich Maneuver for your dog.

Symptoms to Watch After Dog Eats Condom

- Any sudden choking that affects your dog’s breathing should be addressed immediately by a veterinarian. – Signs of intestinal or digestive distress will typically involve close monitoring.  Typically, these symptoms include vomiting and diarrhea.

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