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Dog swallowed rawhide days ago. Now won't eat and strains to

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Dog swallowed rawhide days ago. Now won't eat and strains to poop
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  Sally G. replied 1 year ago.

Hello , the original expert you asked for is either not online, no longer working here, or no longer in the dog category. When you request an expert, the person you request has a lock/hold on the question before any other expert can take it, which can make your wait time longer.

I am surprised the ER vet did not do any x rays. Whenever a dog eats a non food item there is a risk of a blockage. This will show vomiting, sudden lack of appetite, diarrhea , sometimes bloody, and lethargy

Expert:  Sally G. replied 1 year ago.

It sounds like the vet treated for an allergy with the Benadryl and for the diarrhea. Did they know the dog ate a rawhide?

Expert:  Sally G. replied 1 year ago.

Here is more on obstruction of the bowel . It will tell you symptoms and treatments

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
We mentioned it but they were only focusing on the itching and puking and mentioned colitis. He is just laying and moving and laying. Its 9pm here I'm out of vacation days. I can either bring him back to ER and beg for xrays or wait until 3:30pm to bring him to local vet. I'm worried sick
Expert:  Sally G. replied 1 year ago.

I am going to direct you to a site that will tell you how to take the vital signs of a dog which will help you in your decision to seek help now or if it can wait until tomorrow. The gum color and capillary refill time are important, as is the temperature. You can use any thermometer you have available, it does not have not be a rectal one.

What is normal in dogs

Expert:  Sally G. replied 1 year ago.

This breed is also prone to Pancreatitis which would show all the same signs of a blockage. If the dog has eaten anything out of the ordinary in human food then that could cause a problem as well.