Brooklyn Bark Talks

My Pup Swallowed What?!?!

Posted by Chris Gaylord, DVM on Jul 23, 2016 2:16:26 PM

At Brooklyn Bark we jokingly call it "zipper surgery."  But it is no joke.  Sometimes it is the only way to save a pup (or kitty's) life after a bout of "creative eating."  How to recognize?  What to do?  We turned to Dr. Chris Gaylord of North Slope Veterinary for an expert's insight.

Brooklyn Bark: Sometimes Barkers chew up toys or eat things that they shouldn’t.  When do we need to worry?

Dr. Chris: Anytime you have reason to suspect that your dog or cat has swallowed something that is not digestible you need to be concerned. Some dogs have digestive systems like trash compactors and whatever the

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