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The problem when a dog eats fabric and stuffing from a toy is that the fabric and stuffing can very easily get stuck in the gastrointestinal tract and cause a blockage resulting in the pup not able to eat and then starting to vomit. Sometimes they can pass it on their own, but sometime they require surgery to relieve the blockage.
The hard part about these cases is that it is really important to get them to a veterinarian as soon as symptoms or as soon as the ingestion occurs so they can get fluids because these dogs start to dehydrate which makes their ability to pass it on their own less likely.
Do you have a regular veterinarian who can see him today? If we can get some X-rays taken of his abdomen now we an figure out if the fabric is moving on its own and he just may need to be on IV fluids for a bit to get it to pass on its own or if it is stuck and he needs surgery.
I would get Louie seen as soon as possible because the chances of him being able to pass it on his own decease the longer it sits without keeping him hydrated.
We are also heading into a Holiday so it would be better to get him seen today and start therapies to try and get him to pass it on his own so we can avoid possible emergency surgery on Thanksgiving day which will be quite expensive.
I really do not want you to have to end up paying emergency clinic prices if we can avoid it.
Does this make sense?
Good luck with Louie let me know how he does.
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How is Louie doing ?