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German Shepard (100 lb) swallowed a bone and is now whining

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German Shepard (100 lb) swallowed a bone and is now whining and acting strange; tried to give him some yougart, but he threw it back up; should I wait, get him to move around or what other course of action?
Submitted: 6 months ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. B. replied 6 months ago.
Hello & welcome, I am Dr. B, a licensed veterinarian and I would like to help you today. I do apologize that your question was not answered before. Different experts come online at various times; I just came online, read about your wee one’s situation, and wanted to help.Again I do apologize that my colleagues could not aid you sooner, but can you tell me: How long ago did he swallow the bone? What kind was it?Can he keep anything down?Are his gums pink or pale/white? Moist or sticky?If you press on his belly, does he have any discomfort, tenderness, or tensing?Any straining to pass stool or black feces?