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My dog swallowed a toothpick. She is an older Shih Tzu.

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My dog swallowed a toothpick. She is an older Shih Tzu

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

Agatha. She's at least 10

Submitted: 7 months ago.Category: Dog Veterinary
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Dog Veterinarian: PitRottMommy, Veterinary Nurse replied 7 months ago
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Dog Veterinarian: PitRottMommy, Veterinary Nurse replied 7 months ago

I am very sorry to see that none of our other Experts have reached out to you before now. I just came online and found that your question had not been addressed. How is your companion at this time? How long ago was the toothpick consumed? Was it swallowed whole or chewed up? Was it wooden?

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