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Dr. Gary, Dog Veterinarian
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Experience:  DVM, Emergency Veterinarian; BS (Physiology) Michigan State Univ
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My 18 month old pug swallowed an undisclosed amount of

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My 18 month old pug swallowed an undisclosed amount of sewing thread, my girlfriend has the thread wrapped around her finger about 8 times, but it is still in his throat
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. The Veterinarian will know if the dog will be able to digest that. What is the dog's name?
Customer: Percy He is gagging when she tries to remove it
JA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Percy?
Customer: He is very uncomfortable, but no previous health issues
Submitted: 8 months ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  Dr. Gabby replied 8 months ago.

Hello. My name is***** am happy to help you with your question. Give me just a moment to respond and type.

Expert:  Dr. Gabby replied 8 months ago.

Okay stop pulling. The thread could cut through or injury his esophagus or stomach lining.

He needs to go to the ER clinic right now.

Customer: replied 8 months ago.
She was holding on to the string, and it broke. She is contacting local after hours veterinarian ER
Expert:  Dr. Gabby replied 8 months ago.

Ok it is actually better if there is no tension on the string.

The string can act like a knife on the soft tissues of the gastrointestinal tract.

So if it just sitting there, with no tension, that is much better.

Expert:  Dr. Gabby replied 8 months ago.

The vet may want to go in surgically and remove it that way.