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Old October 6th, 2004, 09:31 AM
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Every foreign body is different, some will pass , some will not. Even the most amazingly large items swallowed will on occasion pass. In Molly's case only time will tell. If there is continual vomiting or diarrhea, then certainly veterinary attention is mandated.

The removal may either be via endoscope if small enough to retrieve, or abdominal surgery if too large otherwise. It is important to monitor bowel movements to assess the passage of any foreign body, and can take up to a week to eventually eliminate the offending item. Watchful waiting is indicated here, but a heads-up to your vet is also indicated.

Dr. Van Lienden

Dr. Raymond Van Lienden DVM
The Animal Clinic of Clifton
12702 Chapel Road, Clifton
Virginia, U.S.A. 20124
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