My dog is a 2 year old terrier dachshund mix. Some time this week he ate carpeting and the pad down to the sub floor while he was in his cage. He is eating less but he is drinking normally. For the past two days he has throw up a total of 6 times. When he does throw up it is yellow and frothy. The size of carpeting and padding he ate is as round as a tennis ball.
Type of Animal: Dog
Pet's Gender: Male
Pet's Age: 2
Name of Dog: Max
Hello,I am sorry to hear Max is having some trouble. I would love to help I just have a few questions so I can better assist you. Please understand I try to ask all relevant questions at one time, however your reply may prompt a few more. Since I am unable to see your pet I must rely on information.When he throws up is there food are parts of the carpet in the vomit?When did he last pass stool?
No food is in his vomit it is just liquid. He last passed stool last night.
Thank you for the additional information .One concern with this is that he may have a blockage in the digestive tract from eating the carpet. Often things like this can get stuck in the stomach causing a decrease in appetite and vomiting but still allowing some food and stool to pass through.Carpeting and padding will not break down in the stomach and if it is unable to pass it has to be removed surgically. Vomiting 6 times in a 24 hour period does warrant a immediate vet visit. If this is stuck in the stomach or intestines and is allowed to stay there this poses a risk of , infection, partial loss of the intestines, perforation of the intestines or stomach wall and in some cases even death. Click here for additional informationI would suggest giving your vet a call this morning or if your vet is not open finding another local vet that is and having x rays done to see where the carpet and padding are in the digestive tract and if it will pass. Having him seen by a regular vet this morning will be much cheaper then a ER visit which may become necessary if he continues to decline.Until you can get him in I would with hold all food for at least 12 hours to allow the stomach to rest. After the fast offer a bland diet of boiled chicken and rice which is easily digested. I wish I could give you an at home treatment but you really need to get a look in the abdomen to see exactly where this carpet and padding is.I hope he does ok, please reply back if you have additional questions and I will be happy to help.CandyCandy41090.5671445949