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My red heeler ate part of a tennis ball about 24 hours ago.

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My red heeler ate...

My red heeler ate part of a tennis ball about 24 hours ago. This morning she would not eat but tonight she did. She has some horrible gas which has never happened with her before. Outside of that she acts like she feels ok. What to do/

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Red heeler (cattle dog) about 40 lbs

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Hi.

Dr. Paul Brazzell here

Third tennis ball eaten in past three days!

The big thing we have to worry about here is blockage of the intestinal tract

That said we should start feeding 2-3 tablespoons of canned pumpkin with each meal and for the next 2-3 days

This will bulk up the stools and push the pieces along

It is quite likely that the pieces will be passed in the next 48 hours

Make sense?

Paul

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Dog Veterinarian: DocPaul, Veterinarian replied 2 months ago

And regarding the gas I dont think it is necessarily due to the tennis ball

Is it possible that she got into something else?

Paul

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Dog Veterinarian: DocPaul, Veterinarian replied 2 months ago
Hi,
I'm just following up on our conversation about your pet. How is everything going?
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Dog Veterinarian: DocPaul, Veterinarian replied 2 months ago

Hi

Dr. Paul Brazzell here

I answered your question but you did not rate me

I dont get paid unless you rate me

Thanks, Paul

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