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My dog may have eaten a condom? He's a mini schnauzer.

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Hi, my dog may have eaten a condom? He's a mini schnauzer.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. John replied 1 year ago.

Hello. Thanks for writing in. My name is***** and I would be happy to help you. Even with his small size, there shouldn't be any reason for this to not be able to pass through his intestinal tract. I would feel safe watching him for any vomiting and lack of appetite. If any of those issues are seen, then I would be worried about an obstruction. It is possible that you could see mild vomiting or even some bloody stools. As long as the vomiting is more than a couple times, he retains his appetite and there isn't much blood in the stool (and it only last for a day); he should be fine. If you do notice anything more severe than that, then get him to your vet ASAP. There shouldn't be a toxicity concern, if that is what you are worried about. Please let me know if you have any other questions or concerns. Hope this helps.

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