Dog ate a lolly stick...

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  1. markclaxton

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    Hi!

    Our 3-year-old chocolate labrador Charlie basically inhaled a milk lolly including the stick on Tuesday 12th. My 1-year-old son had a lolly and he went to let Charlie lick it and before my partner could do anything Charlie had swallowed the entire thing.

    I've spoken with our vet who said he should pass it through within a couple of days, yesterday he had 2 poops with no stick. Today, he's not had a poo, which is a bit odd considering he always has a poo when we wake up in the morning.

    My partner is currently at home with him, his mood seems fine and she can also touch/press his belly.

    Has anyone had an experience of this with their dog?
     
  2. kateincornwall

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    It is amazing, what dogs can swallow and pass , even though the passing can and does often take some time ! I would have another word with your Vet if he hasn't done a poo either later today or early morning , just to put your mind at rest x
     
  3. markclaxton

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    Thanks for the reply. I think waiting until tomorrow morning at the earliest is best.
     
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    Aren’t lolli sticks paper ? They should just turn to mush
     
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    No some are made from a type of wood. Ice lolly sticks in the uk are more mostly this thin type of brittle thin wood.
     
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    Was it something like this:

    :rofl:

    I’ve heard of dogs taking several days to vomit up foreign objects with no ill effect. If he’s acting normal, I wouldn’t worry.
     
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    Our dog ate three BBQ skewers on Saturday. We thought he’d just eaten the meat off having found two and a bit of the wooden skewers. Turns out he wasn’t quite so careful. Tonight - or more accurately VERY early this morning - he regurgitated the third pointy-ended skewer... As far as I can tell it’s come out in one piece - along with a bit of bile and strands of grass (he hadn’t been eating much grass, but must’ve had a bit to try to move things along).

    Hope the stick makes a hasty and safe reappearance!
     
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    My dog once ate a very sturdy pointy ended toothpick and that eventually reappeared (tail end). I thought that was bad enough but a wooden skewer is taking it a bit far!! Glad all was well, Puppington.

    It is amazing what they can get away with. Hopefully the lolly stick is returned. In Australia we call them 'paddle pop sticks'.
     
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  9. markclaxton

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    Hi! Thanks for the reply guys. So far Charlie still has the stick inside him. He had 2 poos yesterday and another 1 this morning, all normal.

    He's still himself which is good, a lunatic when we're out on a walk, and playing when we're at home. It's his 3rd birthday tomorrow so I hope he doesn't end up in the vets.
     
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    Hopefully he won't it may pop out one way or other soon xx
     
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    Coco pooed out some sort of stick this morning/last night. I thought it was a string of poo connected with grass, but it was really stiff & stick-like - like a kebab stick :eek:. He as been struggling a bot to poo lately, according to OH, other times hes been fine. I hope this has cleared it
     
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    Sewing needle here. Scared me silly.
     
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    :eek::eek::eek:
     
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    When I worked for a vet many years ago, a pup came in who had swallowed a needle with the thread still attached! He opened the pup up and the bowel was all kibbled up with the thread, took ages to sort it, but all ended well.
     
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    So it's now Monday, and every poo Charlie has left for me has come up empty. No wooden stick.

    His mood hasn't changed, he's still active and playing. No vomiting or change in his diet and eating.

    What would be the next thing to do? I'm 95% sure I've not missed any of his poos.
     
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    He may just sick it up Moo sicked up a wooden chip fork weeks after she'd eaten it. If everything's fine just monitor. They can hold stuff in their tummies for ages then just throw them up. Same with pooping stuff out if nothing is a miss just watch and wait.
     
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    Everytime I see this thread pop up I quickly click hoping that, you know, the lolly stick has popped up :) or out...
     
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    My experience with Axel eating all sorts of objects is you have to actually cut open the poos. I have found long fabric, bra straps, sticks, plastic, etc by doing this. Otherwise it’s very hidden!
     
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    Oh and to add, Axel ate his cone after being neutered and it sat in his stomach for 5 weeks before he threw it up in one giant chewed plastic and whole gauze string ball. So it may take some time :rolleyes:
     
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    And your other hobbies are....:D:D
     
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