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He is still eating and drinking normally, correct?
Was his vomiting after eating and drinking or before or both?
His bowel movement was normal?
What color are his gums?
Are they tacky or moist?
Is he acting pretty normal?
I was hoping to get a response back before replying. However, since you know your dog did ingest a foreign object and is vomiting repeatedly, it probably would be helpful to go ahead and have him seen. Symptoms of an obstruction are vomiting and often it smells and looks like fecal matter. an inability to defecate is also a sign but any fecal matter in the system would still be expelled so one normal bowel movement might still occur.
In some cases a dog may continue to eat and drink initially but as the vomiting continues and they become unable to defecate, there is usually a loss of appetite and some even stop drinking. So I would take the dog in and have them do contrasting x-rays to determine where the foreign object is and see if it is moving through the dog's system or not. Read about obstructions here:
The reason we get a dog in early is the longer a blockage is present the more damage occurs to the intestines and the more that may need to be removed if surgery is required to retrieve the object.
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