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Old 03-16-2016, 04:40 AM
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Question I think my rottie swallowed a rubber ball - please help!

Hello everyone,

I am new here but have a problem I am very worried about.

My Rottweiler Freddie has possibly swallowed a large rubber ball. I turned my back for a moment and the ball was gone. I have looked everywhere and I can only think he has swallowed it.

It is slight larger than a tennis ball, rubber and squashy. It's one of those you put treats in but he likes to play fetch and chew it.

Could he have swallowed this?

I am so worried about him, we took him to the emergency vets in the night but they sort of said 'wait and see' but I dont want to do that and it be too late.

What should I do? Will he be okay?

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Take him back to the e-vet or to your regular vet and ask for an x-ray. That large of a ball could cause a serious blockage, and a "wait and see" could spell tragedy.
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At the emergency vets they said that an x ray may not show a rubber ball. Will our vets say the same? I am very concerned about him but they said that because he was not showing any 'symptoms' there was not a lot they could do. I am not happy about this approach however as I am worried about what could happen to him.
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I'm no expert, but I have seen x-rays of dogs (online) who have swallowed a variety of things, and a few of them were rubber balls, and they showed clearly, but maybe some wouldn't show depending on location and size. I would at the very least call your regular vet and voice your concerns and ask for an x-ray for peace of mind. In the mean time, keep looking around for the rubber ball just to make sure it didn't roll somewhere out of sight. Good luck.
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No one here can say if he will be fine or not. I'd go to my regular vets and get their opinion. He may possibly throw it back up in a day or so, but go see your regular vet. I hope everything works out for you and your dog.
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