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He just passed something that looks like a rubbery piece in…

He just passed something...

He just passed something that looks like a white rubbery piece in his stools. I think he ate the end of his bully stick, and I'm wondering if that is what this is

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

Gus, 3 months

Veterinarian's Assistant: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Gus?

No. He is acting fine, eating, drinking, playing. I just was examining his stool and saw the white rubbery/chewy looking piece

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Dr. Denise
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Hi. I’m Dr. Denise, a licensed veterinarian. I’d like to help with your concerns regarding Gus.

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Customer reply replied 5 months ago
Thank you.

If you have a picture of the rubbery piece, you are welcome to send it and I'll take a look.

In my experience, with the partially digest bully sticks that I have seen, they are usually white, rubbery and in a similar shape to their original form. This is likely what you found in his stool.

He is very lucky, as I have seen the need for surgical removal of bully sticks. So, I'm glad to hear that he's active and eating/drinking normally with no diarrhea.

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Customer reply replied 5 months ago
I am going to upload pictures.

Great! I'll wait for them.

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Customer reply replied 5 months ago
I have added the files
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Ok, the images have arrived. It looks like in several photos you have a bully stick at the top of the image (near your hand) and then the rubbery item below. Yes, once in the digestive tract, a bully stick and swell and take on this appearance.

I am grateful Gus was able to pass it without any complications.

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Customer reply replied 5 months ago
Both pieces were in his stools. So you believe both are bully stick? And since he passed them and is acting normally, that he is okay?

Ok, thanks for clarifying. The top item is definitely a bully stick. The bottom item may be a swollen bully stick or another unidentified item that he passed.

Since he is acting normally and eating and drinking well, I would not be too concerned. However, I would continue to watch him for signs of obstruction over the next 2-3 days - vomiting, decreased appetite, diarrhea, decreased stool formation, lethargy, painful abdomen.

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Customer reply replied 5 months ago
Thank you for your help.

You are very welcome.

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