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my dog ate a cocklebur what do i do

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my dog ate a cocklebur what do i do
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Darren replied 7 years ago.



Welcome to JustAnswer.


It is unlikely that your dog will experience any adverse effects from eating the cockle burr. The acid and enzymes of the gastrointestinal tract will soften and most likely digest the cockle burr and it should pass in the stool uneventfully.


If it were to cause a problem, it may result in an obstruction of the bowel. This would cause your dog to feel very ill acutely and cause excessive vomiting. These are the things you can watch for.


I hope this information helps. Please let me know if I can be of further assistance.

Customer: replied 7 years ago.
is their any thing i can give him
Expert:  Dr. Darren replied 7 years ago.
I really don't think that there is any need to medicate him with anything. If you would be more comfortable you could give him a small amount of pepto bismol.
Customer: replied 7 years ago.
i think it stuck in throat is their anything i do to help
Expert:  Dr. Darren replied 7 years ago.

Give him a little time and some water if he will drink. If you think it is still stuck after 30 mins to an hour you probably need to have him examined by your vet. It should pass with time. If your dog can breath ok and eat and drink you know that it is not stuck.


Let me know if I can be of more help.

Customer: replied 7 years ago.
Thank you he is eating and drinking without a problem
Expert:  Dr. Darren replied 7 years ago.

Great! He should be just fine.


If this answers your question, remember to click the green accept button. Thanks!

Edited by Dr. Darren on 12/22/2009 at 10:35 PM EST
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