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My large 25-30 lb pug ate a small bendable plastic play doh

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My large 25-30 lb pug ate a small bendable plastic play doh container (and the play doh) while we were not home. He ate dinner fine and is running around with his tail wagging. Anything I can do?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Altman replied 2 years ago.

Welcome to justanswer! I am Dr. Altman and happy to assist you both today!

I am so sorry no one has assisted you both yet today. At the first sign of vomiting please have him seen by your veterinarian to ensure there is not an obstruction as a result of this ingestion

- Add white rice to his meals and make the meals smaller and more frequent to bulk up his stool and help push things through more readily
- Increase leash walks, three to four times daily at least 15 minutes which increases motility of the gut and hopefully get this foreign object through to the other end faster
- It should (or its pieces) pass within 48 hours so I would be keeping a close eye on his feces for a few days

Again if there is any vomiting then please have him seen by your veterinarian to rule out a foreign body. If he chewed it up at all it should pass without incident but if not this can be an issue that will require medical and possibly surgical intervention

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Expert:  Dr. Altman replied 2 years ago.
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