Q. My dog ate a metal end and some plastic off the end of a sausage roll. How long will it take for him to pass this object?

A. It may take 24-72 hours to pass through the GI tract. Monitor for vomiting, diarrhea, loss of appetite or abdominal pain. See your vet if it doesn't come out. A metal clip should show up on xray. You can try feeding a bulky meal to help pass the object through.

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