i have a runner that's been feeling poorly. Brought her into the house to hand feed. Then she stopped eating. Got her to the vet yesterday and they took an x-ray. She has something in her stomach. My vet said it is either metal or a rock, as rocks have metal in them, as those are the only two things that show up so brightly on an x-ray. i kept looking at the x-ray, trying to figure out what the heck it is. i guess the main piece could be a rock, but then there are a couple pointy things. My vet said those could be staples or small nails. i think the main mass looks too rectangular to be a rock. But i'm baffled. i am so careful to keep the ground picked up from any work materials. Anyhow, surgery would be close to a thousand - and we just don't have that right now. So they gave her barium in hopes she will pass it. i need to give her sub-q fluids twice a day, and then pain meds. i surely hope she can pass whatever it is soon. She can't go on too much longer with no food.