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He was walking by the bay and started to eat something

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He was walking by the bay and started to eat something before I could stop him, I did see some fishing line around him, but not in his mouth, people fish at this spot. I open him mouth and could not see anything, just worry. But no other signs
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. Have you looked to see if there is a wound on their foot?
Customer: Yes ,
JA: The Veterinarian will know what to do. Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about the dog?
Customer: No I did not see any wounds on his feet,
Submitted: 6 months ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  PitRottMommy replied 6 months ago.

Hello, JACustomer. I have been a Veterinary Nurse for over 15 years and would be happy to help you today. I'm reviewing your question right now.

Expert:  PitRottMommy replied 6 months ago.

At this point you have no reason to believe that he's consumed anything that may be life threatening. If there is a concern, you should begin seeing vomiting, diarrhea, an avoidance of food and water, etc. If this happens, you'll need to have him in to see your vet promptly. If, by chance, he did consume fishing line and it makes it through the GI tract and you find some hanging from his back end, do NOT pull. Trim this and allow it to pass naturally as he defecates. If you pull, you are apt to cause more issues.

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Customer: replied 6 months ago.
I was not worry about the line, I was worry if he got a hook, I did not see what he was eating
And what signs to look for if he had gotten a hook.
Expert:  PitRottMommy replied 6 months ago.

Same thing as listed above, even if this was line, food, a deceased animal, a hook, etc.