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my dogs chewed up a hacky sac ball and ate some of the inside things in the ball. looks like very small plastic things. do I worry? I found some in the stool of one dog.
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Hi there. Thanks for the question.

It is likely that everybody will pass the little plastic balls on their own just fine. Signs to watch for that might indicate that there is an intestinal blockage include:

- vomiting or retching repeatedly
- poor appetite
-depression
- diarrhea or blood in the stool
-posturing to defecate but not producing anything

If you see these signs you will need to take the affected dog to the vet as soon as possible.

I hope this has been helpful and best wishes

Sincerely
Dr. Melissa
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