Dear Dogster reader,

Almost two years ago, we invested numerous resources and rebuilt the Dogster community. With new hardware, software and personnel, we did our best to satisfy the many users who shared their thoughts, pictures, questions, and love for and of their pets with us and friends. It was a thriving community with many users. We hoped, however, there would be more like you.

Times and habits have changed and we are sad to announce that the Dogster community will be closing down on July 20, 2019.

Dogster magazine, www.dogster.com and the associated social media sites are NOT shutting down. We encourage you to continue reading the content found in the pages of the magazine and the web sites, commenting through the mechanisms provided and sharing your ideas and comments with us and your fellow readers.

Instructions for accessing pet profiles were shared with everyone in 2017. The instructions can be found within the forum. AFTER JULY 20TH, YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE TO ACCESS THIS CONTENT. And, effective immediately, we are no longer able to answer questions about the community.

Thank you for your support and we look forward to serving you through our magazine and website.

Cheers,
Dogster

my chihuahua ate tin foil that had chicken in it. it was a small triangle piece. Will it pass?

 Posts: 1Member

Best Answers

  • Theresa HomanTheresa Homan Posts: 646Member
    Accepted Answer
    My chew everything dog Gidget, has eaten bits of foil before. It has always passed. With such a small breed as your dog, you should watch really close. First signs of any distress, get him to a vet. The more fragile breeds have a harder time digesting things. Mine are all rot gut breeds and seem to be able to digest anything. But knowing she hunts& digs for things to chew& swallow, I make it a habit of paying close attention to her bowel habits. If she ever gets sick, I will assume it is an obstruction first and seek medial attention. Watch his stool, look for signs of constipation, vomiting or if he shows signs of not feeling well, then there may be an obstruction. Foil can be sharp too, so again, the first sign of any distress, get him in. If it passes, the crisis is probably over, but if the foil has punctured him anywhere internally, there may be additional problems. If no symptoms of illness, blood or constipation then he/she is probably going to be fine this time.
  • Richard AtchesonRichard Atcheson Northern USAPosts: 3,570Member
    Accepted Answer
    I mostly agree with Giget. Blood from high in the digestive tract turns black and tarry. If you see that in the stools, you do need to call the vet.
Sign In or Register to comment.

Welcome to the new Dogster Community!

Introduce the community to your pet with our Pet Profiles and discover how to use the new community with our Getting Started pages!


Howdy, Stranger!

It looks like you're new here. If you want to get involved, click one of these buttons!