Dog Veterinary

Ask a Dog Vet and Get Answers to Your Dog Health Questions

Ask a Dog Veterinarian,
Get an Answer ASAP!

Dog Veterinary

My 10 year old short leg, swallowed a small rawhide bone, 3"

Customer Question
My 10 year old short...
My 10 year old short leg ***** *****, swallowed a small rawhide bone, 3" long with knots in the ends, solid rawhide not compressed. I did not see her eat it, so I do not know if she just woofed it down or had chewed it up into a slime thing. It has been several months since she has had one. I put one in water then unrolled it, 9" long x 2.5" wide. This happened Tuesday early morning, my husband said when he got home at 10am there were some piles of vomit with digested looking food, there were also piles of spit up everywhere. By 12:00 she was vomiting a clear slimy water mix it felt like sticky rawhide. She is urinating, and walking, when she lays in her bed, it takes her a while to get comfortable.
She was overweight before, not java the hut, but long watermelon plump. Now she has a puppy waistline. She will drink water, within 5- 10 minutes she spits up, the slime. It is really hard to pick up, sticks to floor. Paper towels will not pick it up, a microfiber towel works good. Wednesday morning same condition, drink, spit up. It does not smell rotted, just digestion smell. She is walking and can jump on the couch, walks outside to urinate, but her back is roached up, tail down. Her temperature at 7:00 am was 103.2. She is normally flat back.
Submitted: 2 years ago.Category: Dog Veterinary
Show More
Show Less
Ask Your Own Dog Veterinary Question
Answered in 8 minutes by:
12/16/2015
Dog Veterinarian: Doc Sara, Veterinarian replied 2 years ago
Doc Sara
Doc Sara, Veterinarian
Category: Dog Veterinary
Satisfied Customers: 952
Experience: I am a dog and cat veterinarian with a lifetime of experience in our family veterinary hospital.
Verified

Hi there, I'm Dr. Sara. I'm a licensed veterinarian who works exclusively with dogs and cats. I'm sorry to hear that Roxie has been so ill these past two days.

I'm very concerned by what you're describing. When a dog can't keep water down and is vomiting without stopping as you're describing, it's time to see the vet. While rawhides are digestible in the stomach, if they swallow a large piece and it tries to move out of the stomach before it's properly digested, it can become stuck in the pylorus, duodenum, or intestines and cause an obstruction. The cardinal sign of a GI obstruction is vomiting to the point that they're unable to keep anything down. A GI obstruction is a surgical emergency, so I would not delay in seeking veterinary care for her. She definitely needs to be evaluated ASAP to see if she needs surgery. While it's certainly possible that this is a GI upset from some other cause, like a virus, pancreatits or other "whole body" disease like diabetes, kidney or liver disease, with the history of potentially having eaten a rawhide of that size followed by vomiting that is not stopping, this could be a serious emergency. That temperature of 103.2 is also elevated - normal is less than 102.5. Again, this could be indicative of an infectious GI upset, but it could also be indicative of a GI obstruction that is nearing GI rupture (or potentially already has), which would be absolutely life threatening. From your description it also sounds like she's having abdominal pain. When I have owners call with concerns like yours at my office, I bring them in ASAP for an evaluation. Please let me know what questions I can answer for you.

~Dr. Sara

----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

My goal is to provide you with the most complete and accurate “five star” answer. If my answer isn’t what you were expecting, it’s incomplete, or you have more questions PLEASE REPLY to let me know what information you are looking for BEFORE giving me a negative rating! If my answer has been helpful to you, please show me by giving me a favorable rating. Thank you so much :)

Ask Your Own Dog Veterinary Question
Ask Doc Sara Your Own Question
Doc Sara
Doc Sara
Doc Sara, Veterinarian
Category: Dog Veterinary
Satisfied Customers: 952
952 Satisfied Customers
Experience: I am a dog and cat veterinarian with a lifetime of experience in our family veterinary hospital.

Doc Sara is online now

A new question is answered every 9 seconds

How JustAnswer works:

  • Ask an ExpertExperts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional AnswerVia email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site. Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction GuaranteeRate the answer you receive.

JustAnswer in the News:

Ask-a-doc Web sites: If you've got a quick question, you can try to get an answer from sites that say they have various specialists on hand to give quick answers... Justanswer.com.
JustAnswer.com...has seen a spike since October in legal questions from readers about layoffs, unemployment and severance.
Web sites like justanswer.com/legal
...leave nothing to chance.
Traffic on JustAnswer rose 14 percent...and had nearly 400,000 page views in 30 days...inquiries related to stress, high blood pressure, drinking and heart pain jumped 33 percent.
Tory Johnson, GMA Workplace Contributor, discusses work-from-home jobs, such as JustAnswer in which verified Experts answer people’s questions.
I will tell you that...the things you have to go through to be an Expert are quite rigorous.

What Customers are Saying:

It was so professional, so personally concerned (as we were) and you answered all of our questions. George and I are so happy that I found "JustAnswer" on my Google search -- you are now in my "Favorites" list! And, yes we do love our kitty - she makes our life complete!

Bev & GeorgeBoca Raton, FL

Wonderful service, prompt, efficient, and accurate. Couldn't have asked for more. I cannot thank you enough for your help.

Mary C.Freshfield, Liverpool, UK

This expert is wonderful. They truly know what they are talking about, and they actually care about you. They really helped put my nerves at ease. Thank you so much!!!!

AlexLos Angeles, CA

Thank you for all your help. It is nice to know that this service is here for people like myself, who need answers fast and are not sure who to consult.

GPHesperia, CA

I couldn't be more satisfied! This is the site I will always come to when I need a second opinion.

JustinKernersville, NC

Just let me say that this encounter has been entirely professional and most helpful. I liked that I could ask additional questions and get answered in a very short turn around.

EstherWoodstock, NY

Thank you so much for taking your time and knowledge to support my concerns. Not only did you answer my questions, you even took it a step further with replying with more pertinent information I needed to know.

RobinElkton, Maryland

< Previous | Next >

Meet the Experts:

Dr. Debbie

Dr. Debbie

Dog Veterinarian

902 satisfied customers

Companion animal veterinarian practicing for over 10 years.

Dr. Andy

Dr. Andy

Medical Director

16,112 satisfied customers

UC Davis graduate, emphasis in dermatology, internal medicine, pain management

Dr. Gary

Dr. Gary

Dog Veterinarian

9,980 satisfied customers

DVM, Emergency Veterinarian, BS (Physiology)

Dr Scott Nimmo

Dr Scott Nimmo

Dog Veterinarian

9,897 satisfied customers

BVMS, MRCVS. { Glasgow UK }

Dr. Scott

Dr. Scott

Veterinarian

9,615 satisfied customers

15 years of small animal, equine and pocket pet medicine and surgery.

Dr. Bruce

Dr. Bruce

Veterinarian

9,134 satisfied customers

15 years of experience as a small animal veterinarian

Rebecca

Rebecca

Dog Veterinarian

7,745 satisfied customers

More than 30 years of companion animal practice.

< Previous | Next >

Related Dog Veterinary Questions
My diabetic dog wont eat needs his shot,bloodsugar level
my diabetic dog wont eat needs his shot,bloodsugar level high … read more
Dr. Alleyne
Dr. Alleyne
Veterinary associate
Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine
1,116 satisfied customers
He is diabetic and got into a box of milk bone greats while
He is diabetic and got into a box of milk bone greats while we were at work. He ate maybe 10-15. He is a 10 year old Lab. … read more
Dr. Christina
Dr. Christina
Small Animal Veterinary Internist
380 satisfied customers
His stomach is tight and he's very uncomfortable. He was
His stomach is tight and he's very uncomfortable. He was throwing up Friday but seemed fine yesterday then this this morning. … read more
Dr. B.
Dr. B.
Veterinary Degree (BVMS)
3,451 satisfied customers
He is a cavalier with diabetes and has recently lost a lot
he is a cavalier with diabetes and has recently lost a lot of weight but is ravenous for food. … read more
Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin
Veterinarian
DVM
3 satisfied customers
My puppy was chewing on a rawhide bone when instead of
Second opinion] My puppy was chewing on a rawhide bone when instead of chewing the last couple bites, I'd say about an inch and half of two inches, she swallowed it instead. She choked before she swal… read more
Dr. Altman
Dr. Altman
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
9 satisfied customers
My diabetic dog will not eat. Earlier today her stomach was
My diabetic dog will not eat. Earlier today her stomach was churning, and she has gas … read more
Dr. Meghan Denney
Dr. Meghan Denney
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine
1,851 satisfied customers
Just a quick question....is it normal for a diabetic dog who
just a quick question....is it normal for a diabetic dog who is recovering from a dka incident 2 weeks ago, to still have a very slight amount of ketones in her urine? when I check her test strip it i… read more
Dr. Bruce
Dr. Bruce
Veterinarian
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
9,134 satisfied customers
My dogs stomach is very tightont think. My dos stomach is
My dos stomach is very tight I think she is constip5 … read more
Rebecca
Rebecca
Dog Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
7,745 satisfied customers
My dog was diagnosed with diabetes last week. He was at the
My dog was diagnosed with diabetes last week. He was at the vet back in November for what we thought was a caervical injury and had blood work showing his glucose was 124 and started predizone liquid.… read more
Dr. Joey
Dr. Joey
Veterinarian
Post-Doctoral Degree
1,705 satisfied customers
My mini-schnauzer has diabetes controlled by insulin and is
Hi! My mini-schnauzer has diabetes controlled by insulin and is doing really well (recent diagnosis 5 weeks ago.) Yesterday I noticed his breath smells like cat urine. He does have kidney stones that … read more
Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin
Veterinarian
DVM
3 satisfied customers
Dog (large greyhound) swallowed a bone on the morning walk.
Dog (large greyhound) swallowed a bone on the morning walk. I tried to get it out of his mouth but he swallowed it. About 1.5 hours ago. No choking or anything worried about it passing through the int… read more
DocPaul
DocPaul
Doctoral Degree
680 satisfied customers
Our dog swallowed a chicken bone on our walk today, it was
our dog swallowed a chicken bone on our walk today, it was about 1.5 inches long and just ten minutes later started to pee blood, although not much urine was coming out she would squat and then a litt… read more
DocPaul
DocPaul
Doctoral Degree
680 satisfied customers
She is an Anatolian shepherd with diabetes. We brought her
She is an Anatolian shepherd with diabetes. We brought her on Saturday little trip with us because she loves the deer lease. When I got here, I took her out to potty. She is urinating bright red blood… read more
Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin
Veterinarian
DVM
3 satisfied customers
His stomach is rumbling but he refuses to eat. He had a walk
His stomach is rumbling but he refuses to eat. He had a long walk today so I assume he's tired - but he is sleeping a lot - but I ‘ve put it down to the walk … read more
Dr. Nicole
Dr. Nicole
Veterinarian
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
40 satisfied customers
Her stomach is hard and she is walking very tenderly. She
Her stomach is hard and she is walking very tenderly. She did eat breakfast and drank some water, but has not gone to the bathroom for 9 hours now. … read more
Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin
Veterinarian
DVM
3 satisfied customers
I have a 10 year old diabetic pug. His diabetes are under
I have a 10 year old diabetic pug. His diabetes are under control but he tends to bark at anything that makes him nervous. He will bark for hours at a thunderstorm. We are in FL currently awaiting the… read more
Dr. Bruce
Dr. Bruce
Veterinarian
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
9,134 satisfied customers
My mini poodle is diabetic since March 2017. I'm doing urine
Hi there. My mini poodle is diabetic since March 2017. I'm doing urine checks and her glucose level pretty high, it has only a trace of ketones. What should I do at this point? … read more
Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin
Veterinarian
DVM
3 satisfied customers
If a dog walked through urine contaminated with lepto, would
If a dog walked through urine contaminated with lepto, would drying the dogs feet thoroughly be enough to kill the lepto and minimize risk? I know it cant survive in a drr environment but not sure abo… read more
Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin
Veterinarian
DVM
3 satisfied customers
Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Show MoreShow Less

Ask Your Question

x