Molly ate a buuunch of baby wipes

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So my mom and I just got home after being gone for maybe 2 hours, and my mom had left a container of baby wipes on the floor before we left. Well, the thing is empty now. Molly ate everything that was in it. It was about half full, maybe a little less, but either way... that is a LOT of baby wipes.

Is this something serious or do you think she'll be okay? She has eaten them in the past, but not in this amount... it would only be 1 or -maybe- 2, and then eventually she just throws them up. But I'm worried about how such a large amount like that will affect her, because it was definitely more than just 1 or 2.
 

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Personally I'd be concerned and watchful . Check into the chemicals involved first .Then watch for blockage . Check with your vet by phone ASAP .
 

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Yeah, I'd look into what chemicals are on those wipes. And watch her very closely. How big is she? A Golden Retriever might be able to pass that. A small breed dog, quite possibly not.
Keep an eye on her mucus membranes. Her gums should be pink, not pale, and if you push on the gum with your finger it should take less than 2 seconds for the colour to return once you let go.
Keep an eye out for vomiting and stool. I'm not sure if you should restrict food or not... Sometimes it can help it move through, and sometimes it can just help things get blocked up. I'd check with your vet on that one.
And even if her colour is good and no vomiting/weird stool, I'd still be very watchful of her demeanour. If her mood is more depressed than usual or she just doesn't have her usual energy level, I'd consider taking her in. That can be a sign that things aren't working their way through her digestive tract.
 

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The last time my dog ate something in that amount compared to her size, she ended up at the emergency clinic and had an endoscopy done when inducing vomit didn't work.

How is she?
 

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She seems fine, there's been no vomitting, she's eating like normal and her overall behavior is normal. I haven't checked her poops though.

It just seems really weird to me that the couple times where she's only eaten 1, it doesn't sit right with her... and yet this time she eats a pretty large amount and so far, so good.

She's a 65lb boxer, btw. I'll continue to keep an eye on her but luckily it seems like she's fine. :)
 

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She seems fine, there's been no vomitting, she's eating like normal and her overall behavior is normal. I haven't checked her poops though.

It just seems really weird to me that the couple times where she's only eaten 1, it doesn't sit right with her... and yet this time she eats a pretty large amount and so far, so good.

She's a 65lb boxer, btw. I'll continue to keep an eye on her but luckily it seems like she's fine. :)
Maybe she hid them and she's just messing with you. ;)
 

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