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Our 4 yo boxer got into the trash Friday and ate used

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Our 4 yo boxer...

Our 4 yo boxer got into the trash Friday and ate used tampons and pads. He has been passing in his poop but vomited some today. His belly is not distended and he has been drinking water. Gums are light pink (usual color). Does not appear uncomfortable. We are not sure how many he ingested. He has vomited a total of 3 times since Friday. Once yesterday (food), twice today.

Veterinarian's Assistant: I'm sorry to hear that. The Expert will know if the Boxer will be able to digest that. What is the Boxer's name and age?

Cooper 4 yo

Submitted: 8 months ago.Category: Dog Veterinary
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Hello and thank you for using this site to help you. I am very sorry your question was not picked up sooner.

At this time I would be concerned that there is a blockage as these items have a tendency to swell when liquid hits them. Symptoms of a blockage are, vomiting, lack of appetite ( or vomiting after they eat) diarrhea or change in stool habits, and lethargy.

I would advise that you see your Vet as this would require surgery.

Here is more on obstruction of the bowel which goes over symtoms and treatments. http://www.petplace.com/dogs/gastric-stomach-foreign-body-in- dogs/page1.aspx

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