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My dog ate some wood chips. Will this harm her

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The next day she vomited and was listless.
Submitted: 9 years ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  Jane Lefler replied 9 years ago.
Hi Missmarty,

Wood chips can cause an intestinal obstruction if a lot of them are ingested. You can read about this here:

In addition, if the wood splintered, it might puncture the gastrointestinal tract causing peritonitis.

Since your dog is vomiting and lethargic, I would have the dog seen so it can be determined if a blockage is present or not. Hope this helps.