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My daughters dog is visiting and I think he swallowed one of

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my daughters dog is visiting and I think he swallowed one of my sewing needles
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Andy replied 2 years ago.
Hello, Very sorry to hear what Iggy did. Definitely, if you have any remote suspicion that he ingested it, this is well worth an immediate vet visit for to take some abdominal x-rays.You want to confirm now if it is in the gastrointestinal tract. If it is in the stomach, using endoscopy, a vet could retrieve it so no surgery is necessary. I would be very hesitant to wait and hope it passes, since it could easily perforate the stomach or intestinal wall. Well worth confirming if inside the belly. Good Luck!Dr. Andy