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My puppy ate a piece of hard plastic with sharp edges what

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My puppy ate a piece of hard plastic with sharp edges what do i do?
Hi Kcarlson,

Since it is a sharp pointed object, about all you can do is wait and see what happens. If it is a sharp pointy object you can give your dog a piece of bread that may wrap itself around it and allow it to go through the system easier. You will need to keep an eye on your dog’s stools to see if it passes through your dogs system as well as for signs of fresh blood or mucus.

Fresh blood or mucus indicates inflammation within the large intestine while dark black or tarry looking stools indicate bleeding in the upper digestive tract. If your dog’s stools become black then your dog should see a Vet immediately. If your dog begins to vomit, has a lot of diarrhea, becomes unresponsive to you or squats without having a bowel movement then you should take her to the vet immediately as well. As long as your dog is acting normally just monitor your dog closely to be sure it passes through your dog's system.

Your other option would be to see if your local ER vet hospital is equiped to retrieve objects from the stomach. Some have the equipment and other don't. It is another option to try had retrieve it in the first 2 hours before it moves from the stomach.

Hope this helps.
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