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My Dog Ate A Needle - What Should I Do?

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I think you need to contact the vet as soon as possible.

Yes, vets are expensive - I know that - but if you can’t afford to look after your dog, you shouldn’t really have one.

There’s a chance that your dog will just poop the needle out, but unfortunately, it’s likely to do some damage. You’re probably going to need to get the needle surgically removed.

What Should I Do If My Dog Swallows A Needle?
First of all, don’t try to do anything yourself. Don’t make your dog throw up, as the needle is likely to do more damage on the way up than it did on the way down.

Next, call your vet. Tell them what’s happened, get their advice and listen to it. If they suggest bringing your dog in for surgery, then that’s what you’ll have to do.

It might be that the vet suggests waiting it out, but I doubt it. I can’t imagine that the needle would go smoothly through your dog’s digestive system and come out the other end - you know how thin and sharp needles are.

The needle’s likely to poke through and end up somewhere it shouldn’t be, which is why it’s crucial that you get your dog seen by a vet.

Just think - if you’d swallowed a needle, you wouldn’t want to just wait and see what happened. You’d want it out of you immediately.

Good luck, and I hope your dog is okay.
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Contact your vet right away if your dog eats a needle, because it is important to get to it as soon as possible.
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Don't make it throw up! That would just cause more damage on its way up. It needs to be removed via surgery, as it could be lodged inside.

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