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My JRT ate a piece of cloth from s chew toy last night. Ate

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My JRT ate a piece of cloth from his chew toy last night. Ate his dinner. slept fine. pooped a few times this morning - no chew toy bits though - and now is not eating his lunch
he is usually a robust eater. I am worried.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  petdrz. replied 1 year ago.

Hello and thanks for trusting me to help you and Cosmo today. I am a licensed veterinarian with over 25 years experience and would be happy work with you.

Can you tell me what the approximate dimensions of the cloth was?

How much does Cosmo weigh?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
He is about 13 pounds and the bit I saw - and tried to grab out of his mouth but couldn't - was maybe one inch by one inch
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
of course he could have had more than one piece of the thing - that was just the bit that I got a quick glimpse of
Expert:  petdrz. replied 1 year ago.

Thank you for the prompt reply.

A piece of cloth that small should present no problems in passing and I wouldn't be too concerned if you didn't see it. Even though it is cloth, it is not impossible that it could be "digested" in the stomach by the stomach acids (I have seen them dissolve a chicken bone).

As long as he continues to eat and act normally, I would be to worried. If he starts to vomit or refuse food however in the next day or so, I would definitely have him evaluated by your veterinarian.

I hope this is helpful. Please let me know if you have ANY other questions. My goal is to give you 100% satisfaction and if you are not yet satisfied, please reply so I can clarify for you.

Dr Z

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
well thanks it is the next day and he isn't eating all his food so I guess I should take him in.
Expert:  petdrz. replied 1 year ago.

It is possible he may have only have an upset stomach, but if there is the possibility he may have ingested additional pieces, it wouldn't hurt. They can take an xray, and while it won't show cloth, if there is an obstruction, that maybe visible on the xray.

Good luck and please keep me posted on how things progress.

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