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What to do in case of stomach and digestion related disorders in dogs ?

His, last night my dog (about 15 pounds, 2 year old male) grabbed and ate a small (thin, pointed at one end, about 1.5 inches long and from the leg of a chicken) bone that he did not choke on or show signs of distress. This morning, he had chills and trembled. I took him out and his stool was loose. He later went out after showing more trembling and urinated. About 1.5 hours later, he was trembling again and I took him out and he had a small, diarrhea stool. About an half hour later he vomited a 4 inch long, 1 inch diameter brownish mass. I m worried that he may have perforated his stomach or bowels or that the bone could be causing a blockage. Should I be worried? A friend told me that the stomach acids in a dog would likely have dissolved the bone and my dog could just be experiencing and upset stomach . His nose is wet and cold and he does not feel like he has a fever. Any thoughts or recommendations as as to treatment? Thank you.
Asked On : Fri, 30 Mar 2012
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Hello maloney4art,

While I am not a veterinarian, I am a multiple pet owner (dogs & cats). I would take your pet to a veterinarian for an x-ray. While it is probable your pet consumed the small bone with no problem, it is concerning that your pet has developed symptoms that could be related to obstruction.

Be well,
Dr. Kimberly
Answered: Fri, 30 Mar 2012
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