Dog ate a poo bag

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CassidyCalls Thu 07-Feb-19 22:13:20

He's an idiot. If he gets something he shouldn't he runs around like a mad man frantically trying to swallow whatever it is before we catch him (we are trying to train him out of this)

He swallowed a poo bag whole, pulled it out my handbag. He's a 10 month old KC. Emergency vet, or non issue?

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wigglypiggly Thu 07-Feb-19 22:16:01

emergency vet in case its stuck somewhere

CassidyCalls Thu 07-Feb-19 22:17:41

@wigglypiggly Thanks. Just rang the out of hours number and nurse didn't seem too worried, said she's going to check with vet and call back. blush

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anxiousbundle Thu 07-Feb-19 22:19:12

I would do emergency vet- they'll try and make him vomit with meds if it's been less than 2hrs since swallowing- otherwise they can't do anything.

Our pup ate a whole baby wipe some twat had left on the path in the park and we took him straight to the emergency vets, induced vomiting and 20mins later- it was out! He did look very sorry for himself though sad

The vet said things like bags/wipes/cotton etc can cause serious blockages and the only way they can intervene if vomiting doesn't work is stomach surgery which can be fatal in young puppies.

TheoriginalLEM Thu 07-Feb-19 22:21:36

When did it happen?

It MIGHT pass, it probably wiil however if it gets stuck your dog is in trouble.

I would be inclined to give the OOH vet a call. They may tell you to go in but equally may advise watch and wait pray and tell you what to look out for.

The difficulty is that it is unlikely to show on x-ray unless it actually is causing a major build up of gas.

Call the vet and brace your bank account

wigglypiggly Thu 07-Feb-19 22:52:59

Hope poochy is ok flowers

CassidyCalls Thu 07-Feb-19 23:31:10

We are at the vets, he's thrown it up! Ah the joys of dogs, eh blushgrin

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DuffBeer Thu 07-Feb-19 23:33:55

Mine did this last night. £300 vet bill later....

Stupid animal.

anxiousbundle Thu 07-Feb-19 23:47:16

@DuffBeer no insurance? Ours was £95 excess only.

TheoriginalLEM Fri 08-Feb-19 04:48:41

Id probably not claim on my insurance if my dogs needed making sick either as if tgey were the types to pick stuff up then insurance companies would mist likely rule put anything involving ingestion on the future.

BiteyShark Fri 08-Feb-19 05:19:52

No problem claiming on insurance if you have a life policy TheoriginalLEM.

Also most insurance companies will want full history from vets, not just for any claims, so they would see that you had been anyway whether you decided to claim or not.

BiteyShark Fri 08-Feb-19 05:30:53

We have had the other side of that scenario needing emergency surgery for a blockage (unknown to us that he had eaten anything that could have caused on obstruction). So glad they got it out the other way OP.

missbattenburg Fri 08-Feb-19 09:41:56

I wouldn't automatically read "£300 vet bill" as there being no insurance.

It's the kind of thing I would say - even though I was only paying £69 of it. It would be more about showing how expensive the bill was than how much I had paid myself, iyswim.

BiteyShark Fri 08-Feb-19 09:51:32

Agree missbattenburg although when you say vet bill of £2000 I usually follow it up with 'thank god for insurance' grin

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