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my chihuahua puppy swallowed a foam ear plug last night.

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my chihuahua puppy swallowed a foam ear plug last night. what can I do?
Submitted: 10 years ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  Joan replied 10 years ago.


I would have the Chihuahua into the Vet for an x-ray ASAP. It is possible that the ear plug will pass, but there is also a chance that it can lodge in the intestinal tract and cause a blockage. Sometimes, if the Vet gets to it soon enough it can br removed with an endoscope rather than surgery. Joan jav917