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I have a six month old. She swallowed a pice of rawhide she

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I have a six month old ***** *****. She swallowed a pice of rawhide she had been chewing on. She has been eating a drinking as usual What should i do
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  Sally G. replied 1 year ago.

Hello, thank you for using this site to help you with your problem. My name is ***** ***** I have been in the dog field for 25 years and am trained in pet first aid for aiding animals in disasters. It will be my pleasure to help you today.

Expert:  Sally G. replied 1 year ago.

How big was the piece she swallowed?

When did she swallow it?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
It was about thumb size and she eat it about 3 hours ago
Expert:  Sally G. replied 1 year ago.

thank you for that information. At this point since the dog is not showing any signs of distress and is still eating and drinking I would suggest that you keep an eye out for the symptoms of obstruction of the bowel.

The piece may very well pass though the body just fine so you can watch the stool and see if it passes.

Symptoms of obstruction are sudden lack of appetite, vomiting, diarrhea and lethargy

Expert:  Sally G. replied 1 year ago.

If you see any of those symptoms you will want your vet to x ray and see where it is. An obstruction would need surgery.