How to spot intestinal blockage in dogs

After reading several articles on dogs ingesting things they shouldn’t, here are some things to consider if your Brittany is anything like my Mickey – who eats everything!

The obvious foreign objects that your dog should not swallow are things like sponges, dryer sheets, towels, wash cloths, hot pads, socks, underwear, dental floss, pillows, coins, buttons, pins and needles, paper clips, string, thread, rubber bands – you get the picture,

According to the articles I read, Mickey had all the typical symptoms.

Symptoms of intestinal blockage in dogs

  • Lack of appetite (he’s always ready to eat)
  • Weight loss (didn’t see that – he’s a 55 lb. boy – however, he now weighs about 48 lbs.)
  • Diarrhea
  • Projectile vomiting (serious vomiting)
  • Extreme discomfort
  • Nervousness
  • Lethargy

There are plenty of articles on the internet – if you want to know more, Google the phrase “intestinal blockage in dogs” and you’ll find more information than you can imagine!