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My dog ate the plastic inside of a toy yesterday morning.

He's had 3 normal bowel...
My dog ate the plastic inside of a toy yesterday morning. He's had 3 normal bowel movements since then, but has vomited 4 times, as well. All the vomiting comes within about 4-5 hours of eating, and is partially digested food. The first vomiting episode after eating the plastic contained a large amount of the plastic, but only partially digested food since. Should I take him to the vet?
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DocPaul
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Hi

Dr. Paul Brazzell here

The old dog eats the squeaker story again

Is he still bright and alert and wants to eat?

How heavy is he?

Paul

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
He's acting completely normal other than the vomiting. He's a 102 lb German Shepherd / Bullmastiff mix.

Oh wow - big dog!

Okay feed 3 tablespoons of canned pumpkin with each meal for the next few days

No need to go to ER

Lets see if we can push things along- this works almost all the time

Okay?

Paul

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
That was the first thing I did when I saw the partially eaten toy yesterday. We gave him soft food with rice today because I was out of pumpkin, but I can get more tomorrow. How long until I worry, and what signs do I watch for to know to go to the vet?

If he continues to vomit we will be worried

I would also give Zantac at 1.0 mg/kg three times a day

That will settle the stomach and move things along also

You should update me tomorrow

Paul

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
Ok, will do. Thank you for your time! I'll talk to you tomorrow.

Welcome

I will look for your update

Paul

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Hi,

I'm just following up on our conversation about your pet. How is everything going?

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