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Kismet ate a corn cob!!

I am freaking out here. We were out hiking this morning and Kismet found a corn cob and started eating it but we managed to get most of it out of his mouth. While putting the remains in a bag, we didn't realize he had found another one and by the time I got to him it looks like he swallowed it whole. About aa 4 inch length. I called the emergency vet and they said nothing can be done now but to watch him for symptoms(ie throwing up, not keeping food or water down lethargy) but it could take several days. The vet said he may throw it up or pass it but I am so worried. Please pray for him to upchuck it!!
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It will make him gassy and runny, but should go through just fine.

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It will make him gassy and runny, but should go through just fine.
I really hope so. The thought of him having to have surgery for an obstructions just makes me feel sick!
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Maybe I am over board but corn cobs and string or rope are the things I worry most about.

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Maybe I am over board but corn cobs and string or rope are the things I worry most about.
I know. They are the worst. I am so careful and this just sucks. Happened so fast and in an area where I wasn't expecting to find any food remains. We go there all the time and have never had an issue before. Ugh
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Barnaby ate a corn cob and a foot long rope once, they passed through thank goodness!. It's a worry though, I hope Kismet is OK and things make a natural transition.


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I really hope so. The thought of him having to have surgery for an obstructions just makes me feel sick!
I'm not saying don't worry... but am saying that I've had dogs heist corn cobs before and snarf them down before I could catch them. I do truly hope that this causes no problems similarly.

It does seem like the more we know - the more we all stress and freak out about things that ages ago before we all spent too much time on the internet finding out about things would never have caused a ripple of concern.

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I am shocked the E Vet didn't have you induce vomiting or bring him in....... Corn cobs can cause a blockage, usually dogs are not able to pass them because they can't be digested.

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Oh no! I can imagine how worried you must be. I wonder why the emergency vet didn't want you to induce vomiting?? Hopefully he passes it quickly so you can stop worrying.
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Can't guarantee that you will have a happy ending as we did, but twenty years ago our fifty pound girl counter surfed FOUR corn cobs (about 4", like yours) in the less than thirty seconds I was out of the kitchen. She had never done this before, and it was so fast I didn't even know she had done it. I kept thinking I had absentmindedly misplaced the cobs somewhere. Three days later she threw them all up. All the niblets had been digested off the cobs. Nowadays, I, too, would be worried, but dogs do have that easy vomit reflex because they are such opportunistic eaters. Keep hopeful.
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