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My Frenchie just swallowed while a 3.5 inch rib bone. Do I…

My Frenchie just swallowed...

My Frenchie just swallowed while a 3.5 inch rib bone. Do I rush him to the DR vet or wait and see? He is acting normal.

Veterinarian's Assistant: I'll do all I can to help. What sort of animal are we talking about?

French bulldog

Veterinarian's Assistant: OK. The Expert will know if the French bulldog will be able to digest that. What is the French bulldog's name and age?

Pork Chop he's 14 months old

Veterinarian's Assistant: What is the French bulldog's name?

Pork Chop

Veterinarian's Assistant: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about the French bulldog?

No ma'am

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
Ok

Unfortunately in this situation we cannot induce vomiting because the bone can have sharp edges and do more damage to the esophagus on the way up so at this point all we can do is a few precautionary things to minimize the risk of an obstruction but at the first signs of vomiting it is time to take your dog to the veterinarian and have them evaluated/ x-rayed

1.) Feed 2-3 pieces of bread now

2.) Take a nice walk to help move the bone through. Not running around but a leash walk which helps encourage emptying of the stomach and digestion

3.) In about 2 hours repeat the bread which is used to help bulk up the foreign body to hopefully push it through and protect the edges from causing damage

4.) Monitor for signs of the bone coming out the other end in the next 24-48 hours

5.) Again tomorrow a few nice long leash walks to help encourage gi motility and pushing the foreign material through the intestinal tract

This is the difficult part, the watching and waiting because all we can do is see if it passes on its own

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