Hi :) I have a 13 month old 10 lbs Shih Tzu. Last night around…

Hi 🙂 I have a 13 month old 10 lbs Shih Tzu. Last night around 10pm I gave her some sort of chew bone/raw hide and she swallowed the whole thing within a few minutes – it was 2.5" long and 3/4" wide. She has not thrown up. She has urinated but not dedicated since the incident. Her routine is to deficate after she eats in the morning. I gave her a little bit less food than normal this morning. She usually wakes me up around 8am to eat, but she did not this morning – she woke up around 11am with me but was not begging to get out of bed. This could just be a coincidence though. Is this something that will break down and pass or should I take her to the vet? Thank you so much! Natalie

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Jana Rade
6 years ago

That depends on the chew bone. If it indeed was a pressed raw hide, no, that doesn’t break down and I think that you ARE looking at potential obstruction. There are some that seem to had been ground first and then pressed, those would break apart I think. But whole chunks of raw hide won’t.

It does soften up so I think it COULD pass through. But I wouldn’t wait too long, particularly if she does start to vomit.