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Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian
Category: Dog
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Experience:  University of California at Davis graduate veterinarian with 45 years of experience
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Dog just swallowed a racket ball,, 4 no vet intown on

Customer Question

dog just swallowed a racket ball
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 and age?
Customer: george, 4 no vet intown on sundays
JA: How old is george?
Customer: 4
JA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about george?
Customer: like what
Submitted: 4 months ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 4 months ago.

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Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 4 months ago.

Let's see if we can get George to vomit it up. How much does he weigh, please?

Customer: replied 4 months ago.
60lbs mixed breed
Customer: replied 4 months ago.
thats fine how can i get him to vomit
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 4 months ago.

With a small poultry baster placed between his cheek teeth and cheek, give 45 mL (3 measuring tablespoons) of 3% hydrogen peroxide. He should vomit within 15 minutes. If not, repeat the same dose. If he doesn't vomit or vomiting doesn't produce the ball, it might be removed endoscopically at a 24-hour veterinary facility.

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Customer: replied 4 months ago.
he vomited but no ball yet, should we try a second dose in 15 minutes? we are out in the country probably 2 hrs to phoenix, no idea where it would be.
no local vet on sunday. what if i cant get him to vet today
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 4 months ago.

Yes, please do. If he doesn't vomit it, it could pass into his small intestine and obstruct it. The best scenario would be that it remained in his stomach and could be extracted by scope tomorrow. If it obstructs, him, however, you'll see persistent vomiting and anorexia which should prompt attention from a vet. Please continue our conversation if you wish.

Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 4 months ago.

I'm just following up on our conversation about your pet. How is everything going?

Dr. Michael Salkin