Glass Ingestion In A Boxer: 1 Case, 2 Options

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    Mary Dell Deweese, DVM, Animal Medical Center, New York, New York
    Karen M. Tobias, DVM, MS, DACVS, University of Tennessee
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    THE CASE
    A 6-year-old castrated boxer is presented ≈24 hours after consuming a 3-lb pork roast and the glass top of a slow cooker. The owners report an episode of vomiting followed by an episode of diarrhea. The patient has a normal energy level with a mildly reduced appetite.

    On digital rectal examination, there are palpable pieces of tempered glass without evidence of blood.

    At presentation, the dog is bright and alert with normal vital signs. Mucous membranes are mildly hyperemic and moist with no evidence of oral ulcerations or masses. The patient is tense and nonpainful on abdominal palpation. On digital rectal examination, there are palpable pieces of tempered glass (each ≈10×10 mm) without evidence of blood.

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