Help, my dog ate a piece of a power cord, is that something his stomach can break down?
Pet's Sex: MalePet's Age: <1
Hello,The material covering the power cord (plastic/vinyl/rubber?) is not digestible, but if he did not eat a large piece, if it were not a very thick cord, and/or if he chewed it up into smaller pieces before swallowing, it should most likely pass through his system naturally. Watch his stool for pieces of the cord--you'll need to pick through each b.m. to find the pieces. However, you'll monitor him for symptoms of GI upset, like vomiting, decreased or no appetite, constipation and/or diarrhea, and any other unusual symptoms or signs of illness; if you observe him acting unusual, it would be advisable to have him evaluated in person by the vet, as soon as possible.I hope all will be well with your furry boy!
He did had GI upset after by vomiting. In your opinion do I need to get immediate attention or do you think jsut to keep an eye on him? It was just a small amount that he threw up.
Hello again, and thanks for your reply.When he threw up, did it contain any pieces of the cord?How long ago did he eat the cord and how long ago did he vomit?Has he eaten or eliminated since vomiting?How is he acting now?Thanks,Cher
It had a small amount of the insulation of the cord in it. He ate the cord 15 mintes ago and vominted shortly there after but he seems to be his normal puppy self right now. Mischivious as ususal. He has been drinking water but will not eat again until the morning.
Hi again, and thanks for that information.Since he just ate the cord 15 minutes ago, you might want to induce vomiting to help him get the rest out of his system, by following these instructions. Do feed him a small meal or some soft bread before, so he has some stomach contents to throw up:From:
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