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I have a chocolate labrador retriever and he ate a dog bone

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JA: Hello. What do you want help with?
Customer: i have a chocolate labrador retriever and he ate a dog bone yesterday.Later on he started vomiting. Today he is not vomiting (even though i gave him dog food) but is acting weird. Sitting down a lot and crying a little. Not sure what to do. Thank you for replying.
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: Ecco, 7 years old
JA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Echo?
Customer: no
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Submitted: 6 months ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Altman replied 6 months ago.

Welcome to Justanswer! I am Dr. Altman and happy to assist you both today!

I am terribly concerned that the bone is causing Ecco abdominal distress and would strongly urge a veterinary exam and x-ray to rule out an obstruction. The sooner it is diagnosed and addressed the better his prognosis and even though he is no longer vomiting he likely is having abdominal and intestinal contractions to move the bone through and it is causing him quite a bit of pain so even if surgery is not an option for you please get him seen by a veterinarian to give him fluid support IV and pain medications to relieve his distress

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Expert:  Dr. Altman replied 5 months ago.

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Expert:  Dr. Altman replied 5 months ago.
Hi,

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

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