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My Minpin ate a large bone today and has been vomiting and

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My Minpin ate a large bone today and has been vomiting and is sickly. What should I do?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Andy replied 1 year ago.
Hello, Very sorry that she is feeling sick.Absolutely, this requires an ER vet visit. For one reason:You need abdominal x-rays. Know that a large bone was ingested, the vet needs to see what size and shape the bone fragment is and where it is located. This very easily could cause a stomach obstruction or severe gastritis. Not good for a wait and see approach. I would not give any medications and definitely no food for at least 12 hours. Definitely, no food before x-rays as it can affect the interpretation. Definitely, ER trip and likely abdominal x-rays to be taken. Good Luck!Dr. Andy
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Can this wait until the morning or should I take her now?
Expert:  Dr. Andy replied 1 year ago.
I would not wait. Knowing a large bone piece was ingested and illness has started, its worth the trip now. Otherwise, almost guaranteed sickness all night!Dr. Andy Please let me know if I can be of any further assistance.
Expert:  Dr. Andy replied 1 year ago.
Hi Mary,

I'm just following up on our conversation about Coco. How is everything going?

Dr. Andy