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How do you help your dog dislodge something they ate

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how do you help your dog dislodge something they ate
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. Not all substances can be dislodged by giving them something. In most cases, if something is stuck in the intestinal tract, it requires surgery to remove it. If you are trying to prevent something from getting obstructed, adding fiber to the diet to increase fecal bulk can sometimes surround smaller objects and help it move along better. Sometimes giving mineral oil orally can help, but if she is vomiting, that is a very bad idea because she can aspirate that into her lungs. If you feel like she has an obstruction, though, and it not eating or is vomiting, I would highly recommend getting her to your vet sooner than later. If something is stuck in the intestinal tract, the longer it is there, the more damage to the intestinal tract it will do, causing lack of blood supply, tissue death, leakage into the abdominal cavity and a life threatening infection. Please let me know if you have any other questions or concerns. Hope this helps.

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