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My great ***** *****/ridgeback mix ate the Tidy cat breeze

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My great ***** *****/ridgeback mix ate the Tidy cat breeze pellets while snacking on cat poo. :( Her appetite is way down although I can coax her to eat. she is drinking water normally. Dog poop has lots of tiny bits of debris in it that resembles broken down pellets. She is not distended. She did vomit several times - mostly bile. Went to vet today. He didn't seem to know what Tidy cat Breeze pellets were. I did bring a stool specimen as well as a few clean pellets but not sure if he looked at either. abdominal X-ray showed two separate areas of concern - one possible splenic mass and one are further back that is either a mass or a very swollen lymph gland (golf ball size). Sent home with antibiotics. Repeat X-ray in 7 days with possible U/S to follow. Labs done today - results tomorrow. Should I push my vet to explore the pellets she ate a little more? I've read some scary reviews (very sick dog from obstruction requiring surgery and another case where the dog died). Your advice is greatly appreciated.
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. B. replied 1 year ago.
Hello & welcome, I am Dr. B, a licensed veterinarian and I would like to help you today. I do apologize that your question was not answered before. Different experts come online at various times; I just came online, read about your wee one’s situation, and wanted to help. How much do you think she had?How long ago did she eat them?Did her vet feel or see on xray any abnormal areas of the intestine (where the pellets would be causing trouble if they are)?What treatments has he started her on thus far?