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Old 05-26-2009, 08:54 PM
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Unhappy Dog swallowed some of his rope toy. Please help.



It is a toy like this. I NEVER leave him alone with it because he is a big chewer, but I got distracted this time I noticed that he ate some of the strings on the end of it. I can't really explain how much he ate...it's difficult to explain. Do you think he's going to be alright? What should I look for? Has this ever happened to your dog?

I'm very nervous.
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Old 05-26-2009, 09:09 PM
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I'd watch for loss of appetite, vomiting, lethargy, and general change in overall attitude and normal behavior. If you notice any of these signs, he needs to see a vet immediately.

If this were me, I would take him to a vet first thing in the morning reguardless. I have had a dog swallow an object it wasn't supposed to (foam that it tore off from somewhere) and I didn't wait for signs to show up. I took him to a vet immediately and had x-rays done to make sure it wasn't causing a blockage.

The thing with those rope toys is that they can be dangerous if ingested and the string can wrap around and cause some serious internal problems. I'd take him to a vet just to be safe, if you are sure that he ingested some of the string.
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Old 05-26-2009, 09:15 PM
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Chances are all's ok but I know you'll feel better vetting . You would died at what my Goldens have passed over the years !!! Luckily I only say the end results !!
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Old 05-26-2009, 09:15 PM
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My boyfriend works and he's the only one with a car. I'm not sure what to do =/ Would they even be able to tell this early if he has a blockage?
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Old 05-26-2009, 09:18 PM
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Yeah, I'm pretty sure they could. They'll be able to tell if the string is moving along, or if it's wrapping around things and causing a problem.
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Old 05-26-2009, 09:19 PM
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Hmm...I'm really considering that now.
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Old 05-26-2009, 09:24 PM
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How much was chewed off???
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Old 05-26-2009, 09:48 PM
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I am having a hard time explaining how much it was.

I took some pictures but I'm not sure it really illiterates the situation. I circled the parts that he chewed off. It should be as long as the other parts. (I used the dollar for some perspective)







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Old 05-26-2009, 10:01 PM
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What type of dog is he? He should be ok, my dogs have done that before and just pooped them out later. But always go to the vet if it makes you feel more at ease.
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I think he's part jack russell with some beagle in him. He's about 18lbs.

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