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Ate and passed a toothpick. Goose, 3. He has already passed

Customer Question

Ate and passed a toothpick.
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: Goose, 3. He has already passed it, concerned if there is chance for a bowel perf? What to watch for.
JA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about goose?
Customer: Swallowed a squeaker when he was 6 months and had to have ex lap to have it removed.
Submitted: 2 months ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Customer: replied 2 months ago.
Chesapeake bay retriever. Believe he ate a toothpick two days ago. Yesterday he had vomit x 1, diarrhea X1. Wouldn't eat or drink and could tell was uncomfortable. Gave him some pumpkin with food. Has since passed the tooth pick. Seems fine other than one episode of diarrhea tonight. Before tonight had some solid stool. Worried of possible perf of bowel or damage. What signs/symptoms should I watch for ?
Expert:  Dr. B. replied 2 months ago.

Hello & welcome, I am Dr. B, a licensed veterinarian and I would like to help you with your wee one today.

Did he pass it whole?

Did it have sharp edges?

How is he since? Still off food?

What did the diarrhea look like?

Any belly discomfort or paling of his gums?