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My puppy (10 week dachshund) swallowed a small piece of

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My puppy (10 week dachshund) swallowed a small piece of plastic, about the size of an pencil eraser. Will he pass it just fine, should i induce vomiting (with H2O2) or take him to the vets?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Altman replied 1 year ago.

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Can you please tell me Humphrey's weight and how long ago it was ingested?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
it was digested within the past 30 min and I'm not sure of his weight, probably about 5-6lbs
Expert:  Dr. Altman replied 1 year ago.

Since Humphrey ingested this within the last hour and with his size there is potential for a foreign body obstruction I would advise inducing vomiting. You can induce vomiting with 3% hydrogen peroxide 1 tsp per ten pounds (i.e. 1/2 teaspoon) 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.

Expert:  Dr. Altman replied 1 year ago.

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If there is no vomiting please feed a piece of bread and walk him around the yard for 15 minutes, repeat in a few hours and monitor for the plastic out the other end in the next 24-48 hours. If there is any vomiting past the peroxide and the plastic is not expelled please consider a veterinary er

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Expert:  Dr. Altman replied 1 year ago.

Good morning, I wanted to check in on Humphrey to see how he did overnight? Were you able to induce vomiting? Any issues with the piece of plastic that was ingested? I would love an update when you are able

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