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Dr. Jo, Dog Veterinarian
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Experience:  DVM from Iowa State University in 1994; actively engaged in private regular and emergency practice since that time.
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R 7 month old Chihuahua puppy chewed up some false teeth we

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R 7 month old Chihuahua puppy chewed up some false teeth we thought he vomited all of them up but for the last 3 days he's been getting worse. He wont eat r drink. Is there anything we can do to help him til we can get him to vet tomorrow
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Jo replied 2 years ago.
I'm Dr. Jo and I'm here to help you with your question about Buck. I'm so sorry he's having trouble, but glad you're looking for the information you need. You may join the conversation at any time by typing in what you want to say, then clicking REPLY or SEND. That way we can chat back and forth until you're satisfied with the information I've provided.
What can you do to help him until you can get him to the vet tomorrow? Unfortunately, the honest answer is very little. This can be an emergency. In fact, a bowel obstruction due to swallowing a foreign substance is one of the most common emergencies we see in veterinary emergency centers. The most important thing you can do to help Buck is to get him to an emergency vet absolutely ASAP.
I wish I had better news for you. Without emergency veterinary attention, the best you can do for Buck is to keep him warm and as comfortable as possible and clean and dry. Offer frequent, small amounts of water, but don't force it if he doesn't want to drink. Plain water is best, ***** ***** you want to use Pedialyte, you can. I wouldn't offer any food at all unless he goes more than 6 hours without vomiting.
I'm so sorry you're in such a difficult situation. This really is an emergency.
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