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A few days ago, I caught my 7-pound, 7-year-old Maltese eating a clothespin. I didn't notice anything unusual in her feces at all, and she was acting completely normal, so I think she's fine. She only ate a small portion of the clothespin, does it usually pass through the intestines without issues?

I don't think this is connected to the clothespin incident, but for the past few months she has seemed a little lethargic. She'll still run and play about 15 minutes a day. Is it just because she's 7 years old or could there be an underlying problem?

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Call your vet's office. There are some really good people here, but you need to ask your vet about possibly serious medical issues.
 

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What is clothespin? Im not familiar.

Lethargic pets need a vet visit, it could be anything, and is best not to wait it out.
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Hmmmm 15 mins a day? That is not very active at all , although it just might be that she is calming down as she gets older. I do think a good exam by the Vet and perhaps a thyroid test if he thinks that may be the cause for her lethargy
 

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Op: I'd be keen on a vet visit just to make sure everything is okay.

Aussies, making words shorter since the arvo of 1788.
 

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Everybody: Yay! She's okay! It turns out she's just getting a little more sleepy because of old age. But whatever pieces of the clothespin (or peg, as some seem to call them) got into her system passed through her system!
 
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