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Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian
Category: Dog
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Experience:  University of California at Davis graduate veterinarian with 45 years of experience.
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5 days ago my dog chewed and swallowed part of a plastic

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5 days ago my dog chewed and swallowed part of a plastic toy. 2 days after doing so, he brought it all back up. Since then, each morning he has vomited a little (nothing more than a little stomach acid rather than actual food). He is eating and pooping as normal though... Should I get him checked out?
Submitted: 9 months ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 9 months ago.

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Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 9 months ago.

I'm sorry that your question wasn't answered in a timely manner. I would X-ray + barium swallow or ultrasound such a dog's upper gastrointestinal tract looking for toy that hadn't been vomited up. He's not obstructed as he continues to eat and poop but either irritation remains from the toy or toy itself remains in him. Please respond with further questions or concerns if you wish.

Customer: replied 9 months ago.
Given the delay in getting advice, ewe sought an emergency appointment with our local vet.I paid for an urgent response but don't feel that was honoured - is it possible to get a refund please?
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 9 months ago.

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