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He is vomiting and there are pieces of plastic from the toy

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he is vomiting and there are pieces of plastic from the toy he ate
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. The Veterinarian will know if the dog will be able to digest that. What is the dog's name and age?
Customer: bowzer and he is 6 months old
JA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Bowzer?
Customer: no he's pretty normal
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Submitted: 9 months ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Customer: replied 9 months ago.
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Expert:  Dr. Gary replied 9 months ago.

Hello. Thanks for the question.

It sounds like you may be dealing with a foreign body obstruction. Plastic, as I'm sure you know, does not digest in the stomach or intestines. The vomiting may be due to one of 2 things. It's either because he has an obstruction or it's just irritation from the plastic in the stomach.

X-rays are needed to determine if there is an obstructive pattern in the small intestine. If so, then surgery will be needed to remove the obstruction. If the x-rays are normal, then I would treat with anti-nausea meds and fluids and allow him to pass any pieces still present. Usually once they start vomiting, it's due to an obstruction. There's a chance he won't need surgery, but I'd venture to guess that surgery is going to be in his future.

I hope this helps, let me know if you have any other questions.

Expert:  Dr. Gary replied 9 months ago.
Hi,
I'm just following up on our conversation about your pet. How is everything going?
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