Dog Ate and Swallowed AirPods – What to Do Next

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It can be quite common for people to misplace their AirPods. Dog owners need to be extra careful not to as dogs have been known for swallowing non-food objects like AirPods.

Fortunately, most dogs should be fine despite swallowing an AirPod. In most cases, the AirPods will just pass through the dog’s body and eventually come out from the other end. It wouldn’t hurt, however, to contact your vet as there is always some level of risk involved when a dog swallows a foreign object.

The risk of a dog eating an AirPod is even higher if they are a puppy or of a smaller-breed. In such cases, AirPods can become a choking or obstruction hazard in the dog’s body.

Once the dog recovers from the incident, the next question that most dog owners would naturally have in this situation is whether it is possible to recover their expensive AirPods. Unfortunately, we only have bad news to share. First, the stomach acids the AirPods will come in contact with in the dog’s body is likely to break the device.

Apple Warranty is also not going to cover it no matter how recent your purchase has been. The warranty only covers manufacturing defects and not user damage.


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