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Old December 1st, 2007, 09:08 PM
wanakisan wanakisan is offline
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My dog ate aluminum foil

My boxer reached some bread that was wrapped in aluminum foil this evening while we weren't home. While most of it was shredded all over the living room floor, I'm concerned if he happened to ingest some. Has anyone had a similar experience or think he needs to go the vets? He seems to be acting ok, except for the fact that we've been walking around staring at him all night and seems to be a little freaked out by it! Any info would be greatly appreciated!
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Old December 1st, 2007, 10:03 PM
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while im not vet and your dog did ingest foreign material.... if it were me- i would watch him for the night but call the vet as soon as you can. most vets will give over the phone advice on whether you should come in or not if you are a patient of theirs. there may also be a 24 hour vet in the area who can field a call late.

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Old December 1st, 2007, 10:35 PM
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My little scavenger ate a big ball of foil -- someone's barbeque garbage, I think -- when he was really little. It started off as a bigger ball, then when I tried to take it away he dug in and tore it in half (still a decent size, though). He was okay, but here's what I remember from our trip to the vet:
-- the vet will need you to estimate how much foil the dog got. So, if you have the scraps he didn't eat, can you figure out how much might be inside?
-- you said the remaining bits were shredded, right? That's good, because the stuff the dog ate is probably shredded too. Not as nasty as a foil ball inside to block him up
-- our vet was reluctant to force my dog to vomit the foil back up. It hadn't scratched him on the way down, but could hurt on the way back
-- we had to take very careful notice of his dumps for the next few days, to see that the foil wasn't staying inside.
IMO, you should see the vet anyway, but if it was a small amount of foil you needn't panic.
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