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My dog ate a popsicle stick
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An_249760 posted:
My small breed puppy ate a popsicle stick. He is a 10 pound Japanese Chin. I think he chewed it up pretty small because when we caught him, there were two small pieces left. Should I be worried, will it splinter inside him?
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Will Draper, DVM responded:
Yes, it can splinter and cause damage to his gastrointestinal system. Hopefully the pieces are small enough to all pass through, but the best thing for you to do is get him checked out by your vet, who may want to take an x-ray. Good luck, and keep us posted!
Dr. Will


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