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Q. Dog licked some hair bleach on my head (frosting my hair) and swallowed it, I immediately cleaned out his mouth and gave him water. Anything else????!

Answered By
DEBI MATLACK

A. Keep an eye on him for signs of stomach upset, vomiting diarrhea and his tongue for signs of blistering and feed him an extra meal to help absorb and move anything through. With what small amount he got and your quick action (good job!) I suspect he'll be okay. If he does start getting sick, get him in to your vet or emergency clinic right away.

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