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Old 01-09-2013, 10:45 PM   #21 (permalink)
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No, he didn't get it after the xray.

He was not under any type of anesthesia or sedative.

I'll call his vet first thing in the morning to ask. I'm just worried that he's throwing up, and I can't find the #*%& battery.
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Old 01-09-2013, 10:51 PM   #22 (permalink)
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joe ellen, first relax, i hope you find the battery, but have you and your vet considered other causes for your pup to be sick other than ingesting a battery.
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He's not really sick, he's not acting sick. He's fine before he throws up and fine after. Weird.

Last night I found a piece of stuffy something in his throw up, I thought that might have been the problem.

But tonight, he threw up again and I didn't find anything unusual, just his kibble. Oh wait, I did find a stink bug.

So tonight, I looked all over again for the battery and seriously can't find it. He had to have swallowed it.

I don't know what to think now
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I am w/Hunter on that, perhaps he picked up something do to the vet visit
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Old 01-09-2013, 11:16 PM   #25 (permalink)
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It might be in your couch. My couch eats things. Seriously - We have lost remotes &
cell phones inside of the couch - not between cushions, like inside the linings of the couch. (I hate that couch.)

Glad Spirit is OK. He is probably rolling his eyes at you thinking, "Geez Mom, I'm not stupid enough to eat a battery."
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Old 01-10-2013, 06:16 AM   #26 (permalink)
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xrays are NOT definitive for many things. But for a battery, then yes they should clearly show that. If you believe your dog ate a battery, take him in ASAP. If it is recent enough (2-4 hours) they may be able to induce vomiting and save the hassle of further diagnostics/treatments
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you can always repeat the xrays for peace of mind, but as stated, a battery will always show up in any gi xrays.
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Old 01-10-2013, 07:06 AM   #28 (permalink)
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Lectric Soda crystals (washing soda) work really well to induce vomiting, my Vet prefers it over Peroxide.

Glad he's ok tho
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Old 01-10-2013, 07:25 AM   #29 (permalink)
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Have a look at this - batteries are very very obvious
Guess the only thing is if it was still on it's way to the stomach when he was x-rayed, I'm not sure how long it takes to travel that far
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Old 01-10-2013, 08:51 AM   #30 (permalink)
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I am wondering what Mooch said - you were there quickly - did the battery have time to get to an area where it could be seen on x-ray?

I am merging this with the previous thread so people know what has happened.

What to Do if Your Pet Ingests Batteries | Petfinder is an article that might help.

Sorry too, that the wind scared him. Hate reading that kind of thing for our GSDs.
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