Long story short. My 11 month old ate a water chestnut wrapped in bacon and a tooth pick still in it. Now I'm worried. He swallowed it whole doesn't seem to be choking. Any suggestions? I gave him bread and water to help. Thank you.
Did he gulp it down without chewing? If so, I would be concerned that the pointed ends could get lodged somewhere in his digestive tract and cause problems. If he chewed it into smaller pieces, I would suspect the pieces would pass through his system without difficulty. Generally, food takes about 12 hours to pass through a dog's system. I would check his stools. If the toothpick does not show up, I would consider taking him to an emergency vet.