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My 4 month old about 25 lb puppy swallowed a 3inch rawhide

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My 4 month old about 25 lb puppy swallowed a 3inch rawhide about 30 min ago. This is the second time tonight. The first time she threw it up. She retrieved it and swallowed it again. It's pretty soft now. Is there anything I can do besides just wait?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Christian K. replied 1 year ago.

Hello,

This is Dr. Christian. I'd like to help. You can try giving her a small meal mixed with canned pumpkin. The fiber in the canned pumpkin will help move the rawhide through her system if it doesn't digest well (most do however). Since it is soft, it is unlikely to cause her problems but if you noticed continued vomiting, lack of appetite, belly pain, diarrhea or lethargy then have her seen by a veterinarian immediately. You can feed the canned pumpkin for the next few days. If you have more questions please reply back. If I've been helpful then please take the opportunity to rate this service.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Is there any chance she may still vomit the bone tonight?
Expert:  Dr. Christian K. replied 1 year ago.

It's definitely possible.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Okay! Thank you for your help. I will contact you if any changes.
Expert:  Dr. Christian K. replied 1 year ago.

You're welcome. Have a great night! Good luck.

Expert:  Dr. Christian K. replied 1 year ago.
Hi,
I'm just following up on our conversation about Rosie. How is everything going?
Dr. Christian K.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Hello,
She seems to be doing good. She's eating and going to the bathroom like usual. Thanks for checking!
Expert:  Dr. Christian K. replied 1 year ago.

You're welcome. I'm glad she's doing well.