02-24-2018, 09:16 AM
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You could take him to the vet for an x-ray. However when my cat had an obstruction last summer, xrays didn't show it, they had to do an ultrasound. So you might want to call ahead and go to a place that has an ultrasound machine.
If he's pooping at all, it's not a full obstruction which is good. Is yellow the color of the chew and not a normal color for him? You could call your vet and see what they say.
For horses if they're worried about a partial obstruction, they put in a nasogastric tube and give them mineral oil right in their stomachs. This clears out everything and sometimes causes mild diarrhea but can clear out mild obstructions without surgery. I don't remember if they tried that with my cat or not. Iv fluids helped it pass but I did surgery anyway. By the time they opened him up it was almost passed so they closed him back up and let it pass naturally rather than messing with his intestines and colon. But he was vomiting nonstop for a day, like six times just bile. Then he hid and wouldn't eat or drink all night so was acting much sicker. And I found the stuff he'd eaten in some of the vomit so knew it was a blockage, a fairly large one for him.
My dog had chewed up a toy and he'd eaten the stuffing before I could clean it up. I found fur and stuffing in the vomit. Yuck.