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Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian
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Experience:  University of California at Davis graduate veterinarian with 45 years of experience
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My name is ***** *****, and I gave my dog a pork bone last

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Customer: my name is ***** *****, and I gave my dog a pork bone last night, now she's vomiting and had blood in it. What should I do ?
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 1 year ago.

The signs of gastrointestinal obstruction or perforation are indistinguishable from each other. Both will cause persistent vomiting and/or anorexia and when either is seen, X-rays of the gastrointestinal tract are essential in order to better evaluate the health of the GI tract and the likelihood of bony fragments being able to pass. Because you're now seeing hematemesis (blood in the vomitus) it's important that your dog be attended to by an on-call vet at your earliest convenience. This is a danger sign for life-threatening injury to the GI tract.

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