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Beth, let's see if we can get him to vomit it up with 3% hydrogen peroxide dosed at 5 mL (one measuring teaspoon) per 5 lbs of body weight with a small poultry baster placed between his cheek teeth and cheek. He should vomit within 15 minutes. If not, please repeat the same dose. Please respond with further questions or concerns if you wish.
It may still be in his stomach. Your choices at this time are (1) to induce emesis - peroxide is available in your local market or drug store. (2) Have the sock removed endoscopically. (3) "Watchful wait" and hope that it passes unaided. If all goes well, it should arrive in his feces within 12-24 hours. Persistent vomiting and/or anorexia are the hallmarks of gastrointestinal obstruction and so the onset of those symptoms should prompt having him attended to by his vet at your earliest convenience. X-rays or ultrasound would be performed to better understand the likelihood of the sock passing.
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Yes, he sounds to be nicely stable. As long as he doesn't begin to vomit, he needn't see an ER vet. You're quite welcome. I can't set a follow-up in this venue so please return to our conversation - even after rating - with an update at your convenience. You can bookmark this page for ease of return.
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Thank you for your kind accept.
Better late than never!! Thank you for taking the time to let me know. Thank goodness!