Emergency- Red Flags
Dogs are curious by nature and since they do not have opposable thumbs, they will mouth objects to find out what they are. Even if a dog has no intention at all of actually eating something, he or she will use their mouth to find out what that something is.
Therefore, it is not uncommon for canines to swallow very odd objects and this can be very dangerous. Some objects that are found in dogs more often than one may think are: Popsicle sticks, plastic wrappers, safety pins and clothing articles.
Therefore, if your Pomeranian appears to be trying to throw up (he or she will be making retching motions and will look panicked), this is most likely due to a blockage, this is an emergency situation.
What to do: Do not waste time by calling an ambulance. It is the first instinct for many owners…They are panicking and reaching out for help via 911 seems logical... Unfortunately, most emergency services do not respond to animal crises. Precious time will be wasted only for you to be told that no aid will be given.