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I recommend that you call and talk to your local veterinarian if your pet swallowed a fake fingernail. The biggest concerns would be if the nail damaged or became stuck in the GI system. This can be a very serious issue and would need treatment immediately. The odds of this happening will depend on a few different factors including your pet’s size, age, breed, and overall health. The nail could potentially cause other issues depending on the type of glue and nail polish that was used. Your vet knows your pet and they can give you the best advice on the risk to your pet. If you see any signs like vomiting, diarrhea, lethargy, or not wanting to eat you should take your pet into see a vet as soon as possible.
John Smith, DVMVeterinarian
Dr. John Smith is a graduate of LSU, Class of 1998. He has over 10 years of experience...
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