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7 pound shi tzu/chihuaahua mix ate a 2 inch rawhide bone by…

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7 pound shi tzu/chihuaahua...

7 pound shi tzu/chihuaahua mix ate a 2 inch rawhide bone by 'dingo" reallyslugg

Veterinarian's Assistant: I'll do all I can to help. The Expert will know if the Chihuahua will be able to digest that. What is the Chihuahua's name and age?

Penelope 1 yearr

Veterinarian's Assistant: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Penelope?

No. weighs 7 lb

Submitted: 16 days ago.Category: Dog Veterinary
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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Peter, Veterinarian replied 16 days ago
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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Peter, Veterinarian replied 16 days ago

1- How long has it been since she ate it?

2- Is she showing any symptoms?

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Customer reply replied 16 days ago
4 hrs. Just lethargic we played hard today
Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Peter, Veterinarian replied 16 days ago

How many hours has it been since she ate the rawhide?

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Customer reply replied 16 days ago
Too hard to communicate
Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Peter, Veterinarian replied 16 days ago

Are you saying that you prefer a phone call? If you do, I will have to opt out so another expert can call you; I will not be able to call you, I am sorry. Or, we can finish here on the chat. Can you tell me what would you like to do?

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Customer reply replied 16 days ago
Can this wait til AM?
Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Peter, Veterinarian replied 16 days ago

I will opt out so another expert can help you.

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Customer reply replied 16 days ago
goodbye
Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Sandy, Dog Veterinarian replied 15 days ago
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Hi, I am a dog veterinarian and I think I can help.

If the chew was only rawhide, and no wrapper or plastic was ingested; then Penelope should be fine. I have never in 25 years of practice seen a true obstruction from a rawhide alone. Be sure Penelope stays well hydrated. you might even offer some chicken or beef broth to encourage water consumption.

If She starts to vomit or completely refuses food for more than 8 hours, then she should go to the vet for an xray.If this answer was helpful please give a rating. Thanks and best wishes!

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