Welcome! My name isXXXXX am a UC Davis graduate, and currently, a Medical Director of a veterinary hospital.
I am sorry to hear about this concern for Ella.
Well, Dan, this can go either way.
Yes, there is the possibility for them to pass in the stool over the next 24-72 hours.
However, she ate a bunch of them!
So, if they ball up, there is a very real chance that they could cause an obstruction in the stomach
or intestinal tract.
Ideally, I would suggest a vet visit now for some abdominal x-rays to see if they are balled up, and if so, how much is stuck in the stomach. Why?
Well, it gives you an option for possible endoscopy to remove them without surgery.
So, you could wait, but if one does get stuck in the intestinal tract, the option for a non-surgical removal may have already passed.
Inducing vomiting can be dangerous with this type of foreign body as it would be difficult to get back out of the stomach and could get stuck.
I would generally suggest x-ray before inducing vomiting as well.
Because its a bunch of them, that is why my answer is a bit different.
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