Dog swallowed sticky hand toy! HELP!!

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  1. concernedowner

    concernedowner New Member

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    My dog accidentally swallowed one of those "sticky hand toys" that come in those little plastic eggs for kids. I tried to get it out of his mouth, but he had a very strong grip on it and swallowed it. What should I do now? I read that toys can block a dog's digestive system and that it's very dangerous. What can I possibly do to prevent any painful or dangerous consequences?

    (This happened about 15 min. ago)

    Please help! I'm very worried.
     
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    You can induce vomiting by giving him 1 tablespoon of hydrogen peroxide. Try that. I'm doing some research.
     
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    I've never induced vomiting before... I'm scared to do it.
     
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    Then take him to a vet. Now.
     
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    Either induce vomiting or go to the vet. All you have to do is pour a tablespoon or two of hydrogen peroxide down his throat.

    From everything I've read, they are non-toxic. However, due to the shape/stretchiness of them it seems likely that it is going to form an obstruction. Worst case scenario is that part of it enters the intestine while the other part is stuck in the stomach. That won't be good at all...
     
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    Well, apparently the sticky hand was a small one with a tail that was approx. 1 1/2 inches long.

    I called the vet's office. The regular vet is on vacation, and the person who answered the phone consulted someone else (another vet in the office I guess) and was only able to give me the number of an emergency clinic.

    My parents refuse to drive the dog to an emergency clinic, saying that the toy is small enough to get through his digestive system. I can't take my dog to the emergency clinic by myself (I'm 15), because I have no means of transportation, and the nearest clinic is at least half an hour's drive from me.

    Is it possible for the toy to get through his system if it's small?
     
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    By the way, if it's of any help, my dog is a 30 lb pug.
     
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    Maybe. You're gambling.

    Best case scenario: It passes without incident.

    Worst case scenario: It causes a blockage and your dog either slowly dies, or your parents cough up a couple thousand dollars for the surgery to remove the obstruction.

    Too late for the hydrogen peroxide now, though. Good luck!
     
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    Is there any way for me to know whether there is a blockage or not? If the dog has a bowel movement, does that mean that there is no blockage?
     
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    30 lb Pug! Wow, that's a BIG pug!

    Anyway, you will know if there is a blockage because your dog will stop eating, start vomiting and will not have a bowel movement.

    I would be less concerned with a blockage and more concerned with the make-up of the toy breaking down and being toxic...
     
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    Ok.

    I gave my pug his food as usual 15 minutes ago, and about 5 minutes after he ate, he had a normal bowel movement. He usually waits a few minutes until I take him outside, but this time he just did it in a corner of the room.
     
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    Blockages don't become apparent right away...you'll want to watch him for the next few days.
     

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