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    DefaultWhen to panic?

    My one year old yellow eats socks whenever possible, and has so far passed them after a day or two. He hasn't eaten in three days,(he is drinking) and is lethargic and shakey. I suspect he has swallowed something which isn't passing through. How long should I wait to see if he can process on his own, or get medical attention now?

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    DefaultRe: When to panic?

    I would get to the vet. Just to be on the safe side. Obstructions can be fatal. Hope your guy feels better soon.

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    DefaultRe: When to panic?

    i agree-go to the vet now

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    DefaultRe: When to panic?

    Get thee to a vet NOW



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    DefaultRe: When to panic?

    He hasn't eaten in 3 days and he's lethargic and shaky? Get to a vet immediately!!!! Go to a Animerge if your regular vet can't see him right away. Sounds like something is definitely in there.

    Let us know, OK?



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    DefaultRe: When to panic?

    I would have panicked when he swallowed it.

    Time to start pickingup your socks.
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    DefaultRe: When to panic?

    I agree with Dani. If he's a known sock eater (or anything else!), you have to be careful to make sure he can't get anything! Is he crated when you can't supervise him? That could save his life. My Frankie is 18 months and I can't imagine what he'd do if he wasn't in his crate when I'm not around!



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    DefaultRe: When to panic?

    We pick up everything we can, but we have three small children, and Murphey steals a sock whenever he can. I usually catch him, and yes he is crated when we sleep or leave the house.

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    Not criticizing, just trying to help



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    DefaultRe: When to panic?

    Unfortunately, those sound like the symptoms (lethargic, shaky, not eating) of an obstruction. My boy Murph had those exact symptoms when he had surgery for an obstruction in May. Get your dog to the vets ASAP!!

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