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Experience:  15 yrs experience in vet med, 8 in emergency med. Founder of a non-profit animal rescue
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Dog threw up hard orange chunk...not toy related why? no,

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dog threw up hard orange chunk...not toy related why?
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. Hopefully it didn't make a mess. Did the dog eat anything unusual?
Customer: no
JA: OK. The Veterinarian will know what to do. What is the dog's name and age?
Customer: Leo age 2
JA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Leo?
Customer: this is the second time this has happened
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  PitRottMommy replied 1 year ago.

JACustomer, thanks for your question. Do you have a picture of the chunk? How large is it? Is Leo still eating and drinking? When did it previously occur? Do you know where the orange chunk came from?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
How did you know Leo was a Rottie? He is drinking and occurred a month ago and I thought he had eaten a toy or picked something up during a walk.
I have the chunk it is hard rubber like...almost like a hard cheese rind and the size of a ping pong ball but not round-irregular shape.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
the hard item looks the same and has the same consistency as the last time this happened...
Expert:  PitRottMommy replied 1 year ago.

I did not know that Leo was a Rottweiler. It's just coincidence.

If he's vomited this up twice, chances are that he's eaten it within the 24 hours prior to vomiting. That said, rubber pieces can stay in the gut for quite some time before being produced in the vomit so this could potentially be something that he ate a while back that's causing nausea and being produced now. It could be the final piece or there could be more. So long as he's eating and drinking, we wouldn't be too concerned about doing anything more than observing him for more issues.

If you are concerned about what this is/where it came from, it may be time to kennel Leo when you are unable to watch him simply because the risk is present that he could eat a chunk large enough to make it into his intestines and cause a blockage that would require surgery.

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Expert:  PitRottMommy replied 1 year ago.
I'm just following up on our conversation about your pet. How is everything going?
Expert:  PitRottMommy replied 1 year ago.

Checking in. How is it going with Leo?