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My 2 year old miniature schnauzer just swallowed a piece of

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My 2 year old miniature schnauzer just swallowed a piece of hard plastic....a piece from the top off of a plastic soft drink bottle....I would say at least 1/2 to 3/4 inches...
He is currently not showing any signs of discomfort...what should I do?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Altman replied 1 year ago.

Welcome to Justanswer! I am Dr. Altman and happy to assist you both today!

Since this just occurred and there are no sharp edges to the plastic from the cap of the bottle I would advise inducing vomiting. This is a high risk for foreign body obstruction in a small breed dog as yours.

You can induce vomiting with 3% hydrogen peroxide 1 tsp per ten pounds then walk around to mix it in the stomach and agitate the lining. If no vomiting within 10-15 minutes it can be repeated once only in hopes of inducing vomiting. If no vomiting with the second dose please consider a veterinary er to give stronger medications to achieve emesis.

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