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post #11 of 17 (permalink) Old 07-15-2019, 08:34 AM
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Hope Kismet passes it. My lab managed to somehow get in the trash can and eat two once. I donít remember if they passed naturally or we induced vomiting.
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Keep a close watch on him for any discomfort. I don't know if your vet did an x-ray yet but they are very hard to spot on one. Years ago my mom's dog did the same, swallowed half a corn cob, she didn't see him eat it only noticed symptoms of discomfort and not being able to pass his stool. On the first visit the Dr. examined him and took an x-ray but couldn't find anything. A couple of days later with no change she went back and another x-ray was taken and the Dr. was able to see it and having a clearer understanding of a location was able to feel it. He ended up needing successful surgery to remove it. Hopefully things will go easier for you, at least you already know what to look for. Good luck
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I was also wondering why they didn't induce vomiting, but maybe too much time had already passed. I do hope he is okay. Maybe he managed to chew it up enough that it won't cause any issues. Please let us know how he's doing!

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have you seen the cob come out the rear end yet??

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A few days ago, he threw up a close to 2 inch piece and there was a small bit in his poop Saturday morning. We saw the vet Saturday and she said it could take 21 days for it to pass or cause a blockage. He has no discomfort so far and we are pushing at his stomach area here and there to check for that as she recommended. The vet said there is a good possibility he could still throw it up or pass it but a blockage is of course still a possibility. Watching him like a hawk.
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If it makes you feel any better, my goldens both ate more corncobs than I could count! We live in the country surrounded by cornfields. Plus its a big thing in my family to get together and shuck, boil, cut, bag, and freeze bushel upon bushel upon bushel of sweetcorn-like enough to last each family for the year! We usually did that at my grandma's house in town, and then my dad and another uncle who also lives in the country would take all the husks and cobs out and throw them in the fields. The dogs would inevitably find the place dad threw them and feast on corn cobs. Never bothered either one and Autumn lived to be 15 1/2. April is 8-she even has a more sensitive stomach and they don't seem to bother her unless she really pigs out before I catch her (and she can down an awful lot of food in less than 30 seconds!) Neither ever had issues with blockage or anything, never had to take them to the vet over it.

Edit to Add: the corncobs my girls ate were from corn that had been boiled so that the corn could be cut off the cob to bag and freeze-don't know if that makes a difference in how easily it will pass through them or not, but like I said, my girls have never had trouble and they've certainly gotten a lot when my back was turned for 3 seconds!

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My neighbor's dog recently swallowed a whole corn cob. They didn't know it until she started acting sick a day later. Took her to the vet and found it lodged in her intestine. They had to surgically remove it.
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