Canis ISSN: 2398-2942

Oesophageal foreign bodies in dogs Owner Factsheet

Some dogs are very greedy and any dog that thinks it is under threat of having a tasty bit of food taken away from it may swallow something without chewing properly. Dogs that scavenge are at particular risk of picking up and swallowing something they should not eat. Often scavenging merely results in an upset tummy but sometimes a piece of foreign material can become lodged in the throat. This is a potentially very serious condition and if you think your pet may have something stuck in its throat you should contact your vet immediately.

Why would my dog get something stuck in its throat?

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How do foreign bodies get stuck in the oesophagus?

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How would I know if my dog has something stuck in its throat?

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How would my vet know what is wrong with my dog?

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Will there be any treatment for my pet?

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What are the long term risks to my pet?

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How can I prevent my dog getting an oesophageal foreign body?

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