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Our 5 month old labradoodle, about 40 lbs, just ripped a chew toy and swallowed the squeaker before I was able to retrieve it out of his mouth.

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Dog Specialist: Lisa, Certified Vet Tech replied 2 years ago
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Hi there. My name is ***** ***** I'm happy to help you with your question today. Just like an in person consult, I have some questions of my own to help ensure I give you the best advice possible....

How long ago did he eat it?

Do you have any idea how big the squeaker was?

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
About 20 min ago
About the size of a quarter
Dog Specialist: Lisa, Certified Vet Tech replied 2 years ago

Thanks for the additional information. I really appreciate it.

I suspect that it'll pass through with no problems at all. Normally we don't suggest inducing vomiting because the chance of it getting stuck on the way out or the dog aspirating abdominal fluids into the lungs is too high to validate the risk.

So I'd feed him extra for the next couple days and monitor him when he's going out to defecate. Once you see the squeaker, or parts of the squeaker in the feces, you'll be out of the woods.

Until then, keep an eye on him for vomiting or attempting to vomit with no success, attempting to defecate with no success, anorexia, lethargy or any other 'unusual' behaviors. If you see anything like that, then you need to have him seen by a vet immediately as these are all signs of an intestinal obstruction, which is fatal if left untreated. However, most times these squeakers pass through...but keep an eye until you see it make it's way out.

I hope this helps.

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
While waiting on response, I called emergency vet and she requested I induce vomiting. Squeaker came up.
Dog Specialist: Lisa, Certified Vet Tech replied 2 years ago

Great!

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Dog Specialist: Lisa, Certified Vet Tech replied 2 years ago
Hi,
I'm just following up on our conversation about your pet. How is everything going?
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