Q. 7 month old puppy eats anything not nailed down. Yesterday a brand new bathroom rug, the rubber and the shag. Should I give him something to pass it?

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A. You can give hairball laxative - follow the instructions on the tube but increase the amount to 2-3X the recommended dose. This will coat anything in his stomach and make it easier to pass. Monitor closely. If your puppy starts to vomit, becomes lethargic, or appears in distress, take him to the veterinarian immediately.

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