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My 14 week puppy has just chewed and eaten half a tennis ball

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My 14 week puppy has just chewed and eaten half a tennis ball - advice please.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  Dr. Altman replied 1 year ago.
Welcome to Justanswer! I am Dr. Altman and happy to assist you both today!Since this just occurred and this is an intestinal obstruction concern it would be best to induce vomiting. You can induce vomiting with 3% hydrogen peroxide 1 tsp per ten pounds then walk around to mix it in the stomach and agitate the lining. If no vomiting within 10-15 minutes it can be repeated once only in hopes of inducing vomiting.Depending on the piece sizes and your puppy's size it will likely pass without incident but there are risks so removing it from her system would be advisedPlease let me know if i can be of any further assistance today. I am online another 30 minutes today If you have more questions or if I can help in any other way, please do not hesitate to ask! If you would like to accept my answer, please press RATE OUR CONVERSATION at the top of your screen (I am not compensated in any other way). Bonuses are always welcome. Thanks!
Expert:  Dr. Altman replied 1 year ago.
I am glad to see you were able to view my responses earlier. Were you able to induce vomiting on your puppy? How is she doing? I would love an update when you are able...
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