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Q. My dog is 4months 5lbs Yorkie Terrier. I believe he ate the point of a bic pen., round stic m , to be exact. He of course has a bit of ink on tonque

Answered By
FARIS JACLYN

A. The tip of a pen? Not sure what else you're saying he ate. I would monitor his food and water intake. Also watch his bowel movements, make sure he's still having solid bowels. The best option if the piece was large is to see a vet incase it's causing internal bleeding from the sharp points and strange shape of the object(s). It could get stuck if it's large enough. If the object wasn't sharp and was small just make sure he keeps eating, give a dog laxative (no human laxatives), and watch for him to pass it in his bowels.


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