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My dog is 8.5 lb yorkie and ate two of the red rings around

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My dog is 8.5 lb yorkie and ate two of the red rings around the bologna - I tried to get it out of his mouth before he swallowed it but he just swallowed it whole about 10 minutes ago. Should I take him to the Emergency Vet?
Welcome! My name isXXXXX am a 2003 graduate, and currently a Medical Director of a veterinary hospital.

I am sorry to hear about this concern for Jackson.
Generally, that encasing/ring is made out of plastic. If it was a small ring and this was a 90 pound dog, I would be a bit less concerned.

However, at only 8.5 pounds, I am a bit nervous if something could cause an obstruction.

So, very tough question.
No fingers down throat. We see a lot of injuries that way.

If only 10 minutes ago, you could elect to induce vomiting to see if they could come up.

To induce vomiting at home, give 1 to 2 teaspoons for every 10 pounds of body weight of 3% hydrogen peroxide. ONLY use the 3% peroxide. If no vomiting within 15 minutes, the dose can be repeated. It is an irritant to the stomach lining, and that is why it causes vomiting. 1 teaspoon is 5ml of liquid.

After about 1 hour, I would not be trying to induce vomiting.

If unsure, at the ER they could take an x-ray to see if visible, and if based on appearance could it pass.
Otherwise, if you decide to wait and not induce vomiting, definitely keep an eye out for:
- any vomiting or trying to vomit (even once)
- loss of appetite
- painful belly
- panting a lot to suggest nausea or pain.

I hope that information has been helpful.
Please remember to select Reply to Expert, if for any reason you need further clarification, have more questions, or were expecting a different type of answer. My goal is to try and provide you the best answer possible.
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Customer: replied 3 years ago.

I gave him 5ml of peroxide it says on the back of it is 3% he is vomiting now and they came up but he won't stop throwing up. How can I settle his stomach now?


To help settle the stomach you could give a 1/4 tablet of Pepcid A.C. 10mg antacid, or a 1/2 tsp of pepto-bismol.
Even a 1/4 tablet of some over the counter prilosec would be okay.

But, I would wait maybe another few minutes before trying to give an antacid.

Sorry to hear about everything. Hope that extra info helps.
Dr. Andy
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

It helped a lot he has stopped throwing up but he is not real happy with me right now. Thank you so much for your help I really appreciate it

You are very welcome. Peroxide is a stomach irritant. That is how it induces vomiting. So, don't be surprised if there is still a few more vomiting episodes. I would not try to offer any food or water for at least a few hours. Give that stomach some time to settle.

Good Luck
Dr. Andy
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