Ask a Dog Vet and Get Answers to Your Dog Health Questions
Hi. My name is***** How long ago do you think this happened?
Ok. Did he or didn't he. At 3 months of age, they can be curious and get into trouble. Honestly, taking an x-ray with your vet will tell 100% if he did or didn't eat the needle. A needle is metal so it shows yes or no if it is there. These are situations where a lot of times they don't eat these things.
A needle being swallowed has a chance of passing through benignly. It is a little luck the helps that out. What I wouldn't want to see is loss of appetite for over 24 hours, vomiting or abdominal discomfort as these would be possible signs that it was swallowed and is possibly causing an issue. The best thing to do is to feed them their regular food and keep everything the same so nothing else is an "x" factor to cause changes in their activity / behavior / eating.
I wouldn't give any more. Natural GI motility will make it move or not. Anything "new" being given could cause some stomach upset and that would blur the picture.
Some vets like feeding things to help stuff pass through. I'm not one of them. I'm hoping for the best for them!
I'm glad to help. Tell everyone to stay out of trouble!