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Is it safe vet to give an enema if potentially there is a

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Is it safe for a vet to give an enema if potentially there is a blockage, dog has Been x-rayed and no blockage showing up but apparaently socks are hard to see on x-rays but vet pretty sure no blockage just perhaps real slow movement of sock through intestines she has not passed any motion since 10am yesterday morning. So vet said if no motion by this afternoon then will give enema to help move things along... Just wanted to check this is safe?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Rebecca replied 1 year ago.


I am sorry to hear you are worried about your German Shepherd. My name is Rebecca. I am a veterinarian and will do my best to help.

If the dog is well hydrated (either eating and drinking normally, or on fluid therapy), and not vomiting I would feel safe using a mild DSS enema.

It is difficult to see a sock on an Xray. Does she show any signs of a blockage such as not eating, and vomiting?

Let me know what else I can help with or answer. Rebecca

Expert:  Rebecca replied 1 year ago.
I'm just following up on our conversation about your pet. How is everything going?
Expert:  Rebecca replied 1 year ago.

I hope you were able to see what I sent. Can I help with or answer anything else?

Expert:  Rebecca replied 1 year ago.

How is she doing? Kindly consider rating my answer; you can still get back to me with questions and updates after rating. Rebecca

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