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My small dog ate one foam earplug. What should I do

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My small dog ate one foam earplug. What should I do?
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  Dr. Bruce replied 7 years ago.

Welcome to Just Answer. How long ago did this occur? How big is your dog?
Customer: replied 7 years ago.
11pm last night, he is a Yorkie-Chi mix. He weighs 6lbs. and is acting fine this morning...
Expert:  Dr. Bruce replied 7 years ago.
Ok. The fact that he ate the foam ear plug such a long time ago and is acting now means that it currently isn't causing him a problem. But could it? That is the unknown factor. I have taken one foam ear plug out of a maltese before where she became blocked by it. The foam in the stomach acids got real hard like a rock and basically blocked her up. For your little guy, I would watch him closely. If he is acting normal, eating normal and defecating normal then great. But, if he at all starts to vomit, have abdominal discomfort or stops eating, then he needs to go to the vet for x-rays.