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My 60 lb dog ate a sock and some wrapping ribbon. I dont know

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My 60 lb dog ate a sock and some wrapping ribbon. I don't know how long ago. She just threw it all up. How does that happen without getting stuck in her
Welcome! My name isXXXXX am a 2003 graduate, and currently a Medical Director of a veterinary hospital.

I am sorry to hear about this concern for Zoey.

Honestly, neither do I!

I am actually quite amazed she was able to vomit up the sock. I wouldn't think it would get stuck, but just surprised it was able to make it out of the stomach at all. For that, you should be very thankful.

We really don't know if there is anything else she may have ingested, so at this point, I would still advise getting into a vet for some abdominal x-rays.

To help settle the stomach you can use of the following, but not as a replacement for veterinary examination include
1.Pepcid A.C. (famotidine) comes in 10mg, 20mg, or 40mg tablets.
You can give it every 12 hours. You can give 0.5mg per pound of body weight. So, a 20 pound dog would get 10mg.
2.Prilosec (omeprazole). It comes in 10mg or 20mg tablets.
You can give in every 24 hours. You give 0.5mg per pound of body weight. So, a 20 pound dog would get 10mg
3.Zantac (Ranitidne). It comes in 75mg, 150mg, or 300mg sizes.
You can give it every 8 to 12 hours. You give 0.25 to 1mg per pound of body weight. So, a 20 pound dog would get roughly 1/3 tablet of the 75mg. Even with bigger pets, it is easiest to get the smallest size tablet. Even a 75 pound dog would only need one 75mg tablet.

A lot of times, it just depends on the density of what is ingested, if it can be digested at all, if any sharp ends, etc...
So far, Zoey sounds quite lucky.

If you observe any of the following, you'll want to get into a ER veterinarian for better supportive care:
- persistent vomiting or trying to vomit
- bad diarrhea or bloody diarrhea
- poor appetite that persists
- excessive panting to suggest nausea or pain
- bloated belly appearance or a tense belly

I hope that information has been helpful.
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