Swallowed plastic item

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Swallowed plastic item

Postby Pamiam214 » Tue Sep 17, 2019 3:38 pm

Hi all, I am looking for a quick answer so I decide to go to the vet or not. I have a five month old bearded dragon, he is 15 and a half inches long. His name is Buster and it is fitting, as he was out of his cage and somehow found the only spare thing on the ground in sight, a small plastic piece from a shirt tag. Before I could get it out of his mouth he had chewed and swollen the item. Should I take him to the vet to some how get this out? It was much smaller than his mouth and body, very small, but I am guessing it had sharp edges. I gave him olive oil and he just pooped but I didn't notice the item. Is he going to be okay?
Sincerely,
A worried mama
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Re: Swallowed plastic item

Postby claudiusx » Tue Sep 17, 2019 4:12 pm

Hi there,

He most likely will pass it just fine. Was it just the little plastic string thing that holds tags on? Or a plastic hook?

Plastic doesnt really show up in xrays, so all a vet could do would be exploratory surgery which would be extremely risky in and of itself.

They usually pass these things just fine :)

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