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My 2 year old female lab puppy "may" have eaten a pair of

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My 2 year old female lab puppy "may" have eaten a pair of small socks last night. I know one was eaten as she threw it up however the mate is still missing. She doesn't seem in distress however we are monitoring stool. We have two dogs which complicates this a little. Do you have a suggestion to increase bowel function.
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. B. replied 2 years ago.

Hello and welcome,

Now I am glad to hear that Ellie is not distressed. If she had had any more vomiting, anorexia, belly pain, pale gums, or was straining to pass stool, then a blockage from the sock would be a worry. As long as those signs do not appear, we can try to encourage her to pass this possible sock by adding fiber to her diet. Options we often add to their food include a spoonful of tinned pumpkin or some all bran. These work to push the item through the gut. As well adding a dose of cat hairball treatment or a GI lubricant like miralax or lactulose can help anything caught to pass through. So those would be ideal at this stage with Ellie.

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Dr. B.