Choking

Possible Causes:  Foreign object (needle, bone, food, plant material, toys), allergic reaction

Action Steps:

  • Gently and carefully open the mouth and pull the tongue forward to examine the mouth
  • Do not attempt to remove foreign material by hand....use tweezers or pliers
  • Do NOT pull on fishing line which may have a hook attached
  • Transport the animal to the veterinarian
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