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    Default Winston ate some underwear, we think

    Question. We know this has happened before and everything went fine.

    We think it's happened again. My girlfriend is missing a pair that was in the dirty clothes. This happened a few days ago and today Winston has vomited twice. I want to get some high fiber food to get stools moving, as he's acting normally otherwise. Want is a good thing for him to eat, canned pumpkin?

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    Default Re: Winston ate some underwear, we think

    Well, you can hope they pass as they did before but watch for signs of an intestinal obstruction. I'm not sure there's much you can do to facilitate the underwear from passing but pumpkin is typically used to stop up diarrhea.

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    Definitely keep an eye out as they can get balled up in the intestine. Last time Harlea ate a sock it was 2 weeks before she puked it up. You can try giving additional pumpkin for the fiber to get things moving a bit but it doesn't always work.
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    As the others have said just watch him and hope they pass soon. I would just feed as normal.
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    Well brought into Emergency vet hospital since it's the weekend and they think its caught in the small intestine. They didn't sound really convincing that it was there as he couldn't show me on the Xray were it was, but he showed me where he thought it would be. The stomach was dilated and full of fluid he said, makes sense since he drank water.

    Anyone else been in this predicament? Winston is all himself and hasn't puked for since this morning. But hasn't ate much either. I'm also wondering if the regular vet for a surgery like this is any cheaper, not talking $10-20 bucks but in the hundreds cheaper?

    Any help or experiences would be helpful!

    Thanks

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    Why did you bring him in? Is he showing signs of obstruction? Vomiting, no poops, or not eating or drinking? My dog threw up the underwear he ate. Now all laundry is on lock down. He has also eaten socks which he has pooped out!
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    Quote Originally Posted by brutus77 View Post
    Why did you bring him in? Is he showing signs of obstruction? Vomiting, no poops, or not eating or drinking? My dog threw up the underwear he ate. Now all laundry is on lock down. He has also eaten socks which he has pooped out!
    Vomiting three times today. He eats, drinks and is his playful self, but the vomiting mainly. He pooped twice today, which is par for the course when he didn't eat dinner.

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    Its such a tricky call. I would really want to see the xrays. Is he home now?
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    This reminds me of the time I saw something hot pink sticking out of my Rufus' bum and had to pull it out like a magician with hankercheifs in their sleeve

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    Quote Originally Posted by brutus77 View Post
    Its such a tricky call. I would really want to see the xrays. Is he home now?
    I did see the Xrays. His stomach was distended (bloated) beyond where it should be according to them. There was no outline of any cloth material, but they said you wouldn't see cloth. He explained that he thought it was near a basically "U" in the smaller intestine. He's in surgery now, and we won't have him back until tomorrow assuming everything goes well.

    In other news, any recommendations on insurance companies?? Sounds comical, but now it's a reality. I know they aren't going to cover this, but might as well have it for those times you think nothing will happen.

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    Prayers for this Precious Winston, Please let us know how he is doing and if he did swallow the underwear. Loads Of Love Sending Winston's Way.

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    Default Re: Winston ate some underwear, we think

    Quote Originally Posted by Caldy315 View Post
    I did see the Xrays. His stomach was distended (bloated) beyond where it should be according to them. There was no outline of any cloth material, but they said you wouldn't see cloth. He explained that he thought it was near a basically "U" in the smaller intestine. He's in surgery now, and we won't have him back until tomorrow assuming everything goes well.

    In other news, any recommendations on insurance companies?? Sounds comical, but now it's a reality. I know they aren't going to cover this, but might as well have it for those times you think nothing will happen.
    Hugs and prayers all has gone well! Lots here have insurance, but we just keep a credit card for vet emergencies only. Paying insurance monthly and hoping they cover is just not how I want to spend my money. There is also Care credit... See if your vet uses/accepts it... You can borrow money interest free for 6 months to cover such unexpected bills
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