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Exclamation Ache ate a hairpin. I'm so nervous !!!

Ache ate a barrette this morning. OMG I am sooo nervous. The hairpin is almost 2" L and 1/2 " W. She is acting completely normal right now. I tried to take it out of her mouth but it was gone.
Our vet is not working today. I called the emergency vet and they told me to wait and keep an eye on her. The vet thinks that it, most likely, will pass through. If she starts vomiting or acting odd, I should take her to the clinic. Here is a pic of the hairpin or barrette or whatever it is called. OMG
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When Tucker ate a chicken bone we were told to give him bread to eat. The bread would bind to the bone and help protect him as it went through. Feed many small meals to help this system eliminate quicker also. We gave him pumpkin to help eliminate quicker too.
Hoping all's well with Ache.
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My vet also told me to feed bread - as much as a couple of slices - if my dogs ate something that could cause problems in the intestines.

Fortunately, many dogs love bread. Let's hope the hairpin will pass through without causing damage.

That reminds me; I was soooooo tired last night, but somebody (I can't remember who) said their dog ate an elastic band - I gather, a scrunchie. Don't remember which thread, but elastic bands can do a lot of damage in the intestines too. So whoever wrote that, if you're reading this, be alerted, please!

Please keep us posted on how Ache is doing! I think the pin should pass within about 48 hours. Anybody know? It would vary some with individual dogs.

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Thanks a lot. She loves to eat so she will love the bread.


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Oh Tere! Was the pin closed or open? Hopefully, it was closed. Keep us posted.

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The bread scenario sounds plausible. I would be more afraid of it going through the intestines with those edges, so hopefully the bread would help. Here's hoping and praying that Ache will come out of it unscathed.

My mom told me a story last night that alarmed me, especially since they're shredders. She said she knew somebody whose young dog ate a paper towel and it bound up in it and it died. I haven't had a puppy or young dog to worry about in such a long time that I hope I'm alert enough to not have anything like this happen.
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Oh Tere! Was the pin closed or open? Hopefully, it was closed. Keep us posted.
It was closed...

Bread is on its way. I hope everything is OK. OMG I am so nervous and sad and scared...
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I would go to have an x-ray to see where the **** pin is. I would freak out waiting to see what is going to happen! Those edges could be quite sharp.
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I thought it was a bobby pin. I think you are safer with this kind of clip. I hope everything "comes out" okay. Keep a watchful eye.

I remember when my cat ate some string that was wrapped around a roast beef. When he finally passed that it was like poop on a rope. Nasty business, but he was okay.

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Thanks a lot. She loves to eat so she will love the bread.
Feed the bread as soon as possible; best, I think, within a half-hour of ingesting the (whatever).

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