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We think our dog has eaten string. He has been sick numerous

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We think our dog has eaten string. He has been sick numerous times but is still gagging after about two hours.
JA: I'll do all I can to help. How much of the string did the dog eat? Do you know his weight?
Customer: I don’t know amount, probably not a huge amount. Heis a Border weighs 8kg
JA: Has he thrown up since this happened?
Customer: At least Six times
JA: And what's the dog's name and age?
Customer: Ari 2
JA: Is there anything else the Vet should know about Ari?
Customer: No usually v healthy
Submitted: 15 days ago.
Category: Vet
Expert:  Linda Simmon replied 15 days ago.

Hello, you are through to Dr Linda, a UK based vet.

I'm sorry to hear this has happened to Ari and understand your concern.

String can lodge under the base of the tongue, or further along the digestive tract.

The fact he has been sick several times and is continuing to gag is a worry.

It is best he is seen by a vet tonight. They will check for a visible foreign body.

If it has been less than 4 hours, they may induce vomiting to try and get the string back up.

Customer: replied 15 days ago.
Thanks. He is on his way to a vet
Expert:  Linda Simmon replied 15 days ago.
That's great.This window stays open so you can keep me updated and ask any further questions you may have.