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My dog ate a dirty diaper is there any possibility of serious harm?

He has not wanted to eat for a few days now and 4 days ago he was serverely constipated then yesterday and today he has had diarrea and he has been walking around whimpering.IDK what to do and cant afford the 145$ the vet wants JUST for a visit without any treatment or anything and say the only thing they can do "FOR FREE" would be to do a Mercy Uthinasia and IM NOT GONNA KILL MY DOG UNLESS IT ISNT FIXABLE!!! My animals are part of the family and this dog has been my sons since he was 5 months old hes 5 now... If anybody knows ANYTHING any idea just any info at all please post back or email me BLSanchez.2011@gmail.com


Asked by Member 1154984 on Feb 12th 2013 Tagged emergency in Swallowing Foreign Objects
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Banshee

It is very unlikely that he'd have a blockage from a diaper. He could have an upset tummy though. Take him off his food and rest his stomach (water only) for 24 hours, then start him back on boiled rice with chicken broth, and slowly add a little kibble at a time until he's back to normal- about 2-3 days.


Banshee answered on 2/12/13. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 0 Report this answer


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It is MOST likely that he does, indeed, have a blockage from the diaper. Ask any vet, this is a common cause of blockages, and sadly, surgery to remove the diaper is the only solution, otherwise he WILL DIE. Diapers contain water absorbent crystals which absorb liquids from the intestine and create the blockage. They do not dissolve on their own.
You need to get him to a vet OR give him up to a rescue or shelter so that he can get this surgery ASAP before it is too late.
I would suggest borrowing, investigating care credit, or even sell something to get some money for this surgery ASAP.
There are no home treatments for a blockage... surgery is required to save his life and, meanwhile, this is causing him severe pain.


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Mika

You need to do your best to come up with the money!
You say your dog is a part of your family so please treat him as a family member and get some care for him before he dies from this.
Some vets will do care credit things, like let you make monthly payments or donation when you can, please call around A.S.A.P find him a vet and get him in, this will not turn out well if you dont.


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