my dog ate a piece of cloth from a dog toy it was about a 4 by 4 piece on Wednesday she is a small dog around 26 pounds. Today she was having a problem with a bowel movement I grabbed what was coming out it was all cloth but a minimal amount she could not get anymore out. Is there anything that i can do to help her pass this or have a bowel movement? Thank you Marie
well it's been five days, she should have passed some days ago. have you seen all her poops since she ate it? Are you sure that is all that came out so far was the small piece today? Because if so, I wouldn't recommend a laxative as it might be stuck inside her that she can't pass it. It's good in a way that it was cloth and not something sharp, but soft things can get stuck too. She may have to see a vet and get x-rayed to be sure.
Dogs digest their food pretty quickly, faster than humans. Which is why some dogs can go several times a day. I would check the yard and see if there is any other piles w/ cloth around, if you have a yard where she goes. if not I'd consider going to a vet. X-rays usually aren't that much compared to other things.
Please let us know how she is doing and what you may have found.
Wishing your baby well and sending her hugs and smooches ; )
This site complies with the HONcode standard for trustworthy health information.
The Content on this Site is presented in a summary fashion, and is intended to be used for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be and should not be interpreted as medical advice or a diagnosis of any health or fitness problem, condition or disease; or a recommendation for a specific test, doctor, care provider, procedure, treatment plan, product, or course of action. Med Help International, Inc. is not a medical or healthcare provider and your use of this Site does not create a doctor / patient relationship. We disclaim all responsibility for the professional qualifications and licensing of, and services provided by, any physician or other health providers posting on or otherwise referred to on this Site and/or any Third Party Site. Never disregard the medical advice of your physician or health professional, or delay in seeking such advice, because of something you read on this Site. We offer this Site AS IS and without any warranties. By using this Site you agree to the following Terms and Conditions. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your physician or 911 immediately.