Thanks for the detailed and quick response.
My concern is that the plastic he ate is hard, the pieces I found have very sharp edges and might tear his intestines. The remaining pieces range in size from 1/4 - 1 in.
He does have a fever, his nose is dry and warm, though I don't have a rectal thermometer to take it.
The silly thing could have eaten the box any time the last 12 hours. There's nothing else in the yard he could have eaten, other than the box. What can we do to make him comfortable until tomorrow? If it's the hard plastic causing the problem, is there even any hope?
Thanks a lot,
Thanks a lot, really appreciate your help!
Thanks for following up.
Boyko, our Newf passed away last night. He was running very high fever when he was admitted to the vet clinic on Monday morning and they could not bring him back. They did 3 X rays and found nothing, so it's a mystery what happened. His doctor agreed that it's not very likely that it was related to the chalk and plastic. He speculated that it could have been cancer related - he'd lost a lot of weight in the last 6 months, had very little appetite and was not as active but I thought it was just the heat and the torn ligaments he had earlier this year.
I don't know why I'm telling you all this, I guess I just need to talk about him :(. Thanks so much for all your help, I really appreciate it.
Thank you for the kind words, really appreciate it. Yes, the yard looks empty without the big silly and we are all very upset. He was hands down the best dog I ever had and would be missed greatly.
Thank you again!