i'm all upset . shuggie, my 4 month puppy, has a baby teething necklace made of chewy plastic beads that the vet said would be great for his teething as long as i watched him. i never, ever leave him alone with it incase it breaks since he's a dog and it's made for babies. well, yesterday, i left for an hour to run an errand and left him in his play area like usual. the necklace was on top of his kennel where i store all his stuff. he somehow managed to get it off the top of the kennel . i come back to hear a hacking noise and rush into his play area to see him happily eating the beads and the plastic "string" that connects them. he's eaten at least 10 of them, and they're 3/4" each and they're oval shaped. *sigh* i called the vet, crying, and asked him what should i do. i hoped i could get him to throw them up, but the vet said he should pass it fine (he's seen the toy). he warned me to watch for him not eating or pooping, because those were signs he was "stopped up." he told me to call him monday and let him know. it's a day later and he hasn't eaten much (maybe a few bites) or pooped. he tried to this morning, but started whining and stopped. the vet said give him some time. i am soooo worried. i've seen the surgery they'd have to do to "unblock" him if he is blocked and i don't want that to happen. i feel like an idiot for leaving his toy in a place he *could* get it, even tho i never imagined it was impossible for him to do so. sorry it's so long winded, but i had to share and ask for some thoughts...or if anyone has advice or has been in a similar situation. i've been out of it all day worrying about his poor tiny tummy and those big (for his size) beads.