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Hello,

New here and just seeking advice. My 4 year old Bernese Mountain Dog has had a nasty habit of ingesting socks. Over the years, she has undergone several surgeries as, despite our best efforts, she manages to somehow find them. In addition to the surgeries, she has also passed several socks without any adverse affect.

This week she was seeming like she was not herself and in the past two days, she passed two of my toddlers socks, the last was just last night. A few days ago, we took her to the vet where she received x-rays and they were not able to locate either sock although we were sure they were there. Thankfully, she passed them as mentioned however, today she is barely able to walk and seems to be in pain. She is eating, drinking and going to the bathroom normally. I am 99% sure that there are no other socks left in there as we arent missing any others.

Unfortunately, at this point we simply can't afford another surgery as we just had our second baby 3 weeks ago and I'm out on leave with no pay for 3 months. Her vet is also reluctant to operate on her again and, white frankly, with 2 young children it's tough to be vigilant about keeping everything out of her reach.

Any ideas on why she may still be feeling sick if both socks have passed? I'm not able to get her to the vet until my husband gets home much later today.

Thanks so much for any advice-
 

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Impossible to know from here, what going on with her, but it really sounds like she needs to be checked out by a Vet. Let us know what the Vet finds.
 

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Ditto... we have had several experiences when clients told us all the socks had passed, but turned out not to be the case. An ultrasound can easily pick out a remaining sock... but even if not socks left, a particularly rough passing through the intestines can cause some damage left behind (worse case scenario, a ruptured intestine or intusseception)... unfortunately surgery is always needed in those cases, and ASAP or things tend not to progress well.
 
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