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My puppy ate an earing. Do I need to take him to the vet?

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My dog seems to get into everything. I left a pair of earrings on the nightstand and now I can only find one. He chewed up other things on my nightstand, so I just assume that he ate the earring. Do I need to go to the vet or will it just pass through him?
asked Dec 4, 2013 in Dog Health by anonymous

1 Answer

+1 vote
The first thing to do is contact your vet just to make him aware of the situation. It depends on the size and type of earring, if there are any sharp edges that can cause internal injury. Generally, these small items are passed when the dog defecates. You'll have to carefully examine his poop for a day or two to see if the earring has passed. Try to keep all objects like the earring or anything you don't want chewed or that can be a danger if swallowed out of your dog's reach. Offer him several safe toys to chew instead.
answered Dec 12, 2013 by (36,420 points)