Dogs are known to eat all kinds of things, out of hunger and pure intrigue. At times when this happens it can worry us into a panic and we are so scared we are unable to help, so here are some thing you can do to prevent that.
So, what exactly do you do if your dog eats glass or other sharp objects like staples or small nails etc? Firstly go to the chemist and buy some cotton balls. Make sure it’s actual cotton balls and not the cosmetic puff which tend to be made of man-made fibers.
Also buy a carton of double cream and keep it in the freezer if in the eventuality of your dog eating something sharp. Defrost the cream and pour some in a bowl. Dip cotton balls into the cream and feed them to your dog.
If your dog is quite small rip the cotton balls into smaller pieces. Feeding a larger dog an entire cotton ball at once is a good idea. Don’t worry about your dogs appetite they 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 and small sharp objects and wrap itself around them.
Even the smallest shards of glass will be caught and wrapped in the cotton fibers and the cotton will protect the intestines from damage.
After that just check your dog’s stools for fresh blood or a tarry appearance to the stool, and a visit to the vet is always a good idea.