Cotton ball (cottonball) remedy For when a dog eats something they should not have..
By Becky Stephens-Trinity Maltese
Cotton ball (cottonball) remedy really works! What you need: Use cotton balls that are made of 100% cotton. Do not use "cosmetic puffs" as these are made from man-made fibers and do not work like the 100% cotton ones.
Next, get a quart of Half & Half coffee creamer or if you prefer, use Liverwurst (a type of meat sausage which spreads easily on bread) or something you know your dog loves and will not reject.
What to do: Help dog who ate chicken bone. Dog ate chicken bone
Tear the cotton balls into small pieces and soak them in the Half & Half or generously smear Liverwurst on the cotton balls. The whole idea is to get something you know your dog will eagerly eat, onto that cotton ball as quickly as possible. This will begin the process of bringing the foreign object out of your dogs system SAFELY.
Feed the cotton balls to your dog one at a time. Do not force your dog to eat them! Allow your dog to take them from you one at a time.
If your dog weighs:
5-10 lbs feed- 2 cotton balls.
10-50 lbs feed - 3-5 cotton balls.
50 + lbs feed - 5-7 cotton balls.
Dogs seem to really like these strange "treats" and readily eat them. As the cotton works its way through the digestive tract, it will attract all the glass or bone pieces or any other sharp objects your dog may have swallowed, wrapping itself around them.
Even the smallest bits of the object swallowed will be caught and wrapped in the cotton fibers. The cotton acts as a protective barrier for the intestinal wall, allowing for the object to be eliminated safely with the dog's next bowel movement.
Expected Results: Your dog's stools will look strange for a few days but should you see fresh blood or a tarry appearance to the stool, rush your dog to the vet for a checkup but in most cases, the dogs will be just fine. The cotton always comes out with the object safely embedded.
The rest of the info available at Dog ate bone or sharp object. Cottonball remedy works!