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My 5month old puppy just swallowed a trainer sock what should

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My 5month old puppy just swallowed a trainer sock what should I do I'm really worried
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  Dr. Peter replied 3 years ago.
Welcome and thanks for asking your question. My name is Dr. Peter I am a licensed veterinarian. I am happy to answer your question today. First I need to ask you a few questions so that I can be well informed and give you the best advice.

1- How big was the sock?
2- Do you have 3% hydrogen peroxide?
3- How long has it been since he swallowed the sock?
4- How much does Daisy weigh?

There may be a slight delay between your follow ups and my replies as I type out a thorough reply for you.

Customer: replied 3 years ago.

The sock was about ankle sock size an hour ago she weighs 11 kilo and no I don't have any hydrogen peroxide.

Expert:  Dr. Peter replied 3 years ago.
Samantha, the concern would be a potential obstruction by the sock. The best option for Daisy is to have her seen within the hour by a veterinarian and they can induce vomiting by giving her a medication called apomorphine. If you do not have immediate access to a veterinarian then this is what you can do:

1- Change her diet for the next 2-3 days to rice (75%) and boiled boneless chicken or ground beef (25%). The idea is for the rice to help move the sock out in the feces while protecting the intestinal tract.
2- Make sure you check the stool for the sock. If you do not see the sock in the feces within 1-2 days I would have her checked by family veterinarian for xrays with contrast material (barium) to make certain the sock is passing.
3- If during the next 2-3 days you see the following symptoms: lethargy, anorexia, vomiting, constipated or diarrhea, etc. follow up immediately with a veterinarian. These are all signs of potential obstruction of the intestinal tract. In the meantime, observe and change diet as above then wean back into regular diet.

My goal is to provide you with excellent service – if you feel you have gotten anything less, please reply back. I am happy to address follow-up questions. Thank you for your business and I hope to work with you again soon!

Dr. Peter