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Our 10 week old puppy ate nylon socks about 20 minutes ago.

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Customer: our 10 week old puppy ate nylon socks about 20 minutes ago. what should we do?
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Customer: the puppy ate small "peds" socks about twenty minutes ago. He is acting normally now but we are worried because he is still so little
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr Scott Nimmo replied 1 year ago.

Hello, and thanks for requesting me

My name is***** I am an experienced small animal veterinary surgeon and I will be very pleased to work with you today and will try my best to answer your question to your satisfaction.

1. There is a danger of these sorts of objects causing an intestinal tract obstruction particularly in smaller dogs such as your one, this can be a very serious situation. One of the best things you can do in this sort of situation is to make your dog sick immediately and try recover the Peds that way. For the sake of speed I will give you a link on how to do this best : LINK

{ Also be aware that an ER vet will be able to quickly induce vomiting with prescription drugs }

2. Sometimes these sorts of situations may sort themselves out on their own but if you do not manage to induce vomiting then you should carefully monitor your pup for symptoms such as vomiting, lethargy, anorexia, abdominal pain or straining and if such occur contact your vet without delay.

I hope I have covered your question fully enough but if you would like further clarification or to talk things over a bit more then I will be on-line for the next hour or so and I will be more than pleased to continue working with you.

Regards,

Dr Scott

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Expert:  Dr Scott Nimmo replied 1 year ago.

Hello again,

I am just checking back in to see how your dog is getting on after our recent dialogue concerning the Peds incident ...

How are things going?

Regards,

Dr Scott

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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Thank you for your recommendation. We tried to induce vomiting but were unsuccessful. We took him to an emergency vet and they were able to get him to vomit and retrieve the socks without further injury.
Expert:  Dr Scott Nimmo replied 1 year ago.

Thanks for the update, I was wondering how things were going ...

It was so good that you managed to retrieve the socks.

Regards,

Dr Scott

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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
All better
Expert:  Dr Scott Nimmo replied 1 year ago.

Brilliant! What a handsome little dog ... :-)

Expert:  Dr Scott Nimmo replied 1 year ago.
Hi,
I'm just following up on our conversation about your pet. How is everything going?
Dr Scott Nimmo