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My dog had a cone on, but he used his back paw to rip out a drainage tube, then he ate it. This happen in seconds. What should I do. It's been 9 days since his surgery. Will he poop it out?

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Submitted: 4 months ago.Category: Dog Veterinary
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Dog Veterinarian: Rebecca, Dog Veterinarian replied 4 months ago

I am sorry to hear you are worried about Farley. How big a dog is he, and how long was the drain?

In my experience, swallowing one of these drains is not a problem; I have not seen it cause a blockage and it does pass. If he is a tiny dog and it was a 12 inch drain, I might be concerned.

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Dog Veterinarian: Rebecca, Dog Veterinarian replied 4 months ago

I did not hear back from you. How is Farley doing?

Was this helpful; do you have any other questions?

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Dog Veterinarian: Rebecca, Dog Veterinarian replied 4 months ago
Hi,

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

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