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Here we go again...

Just as I thought I was done with health scares (found a lump on Oliver's back last week), my DH decides to let him chew on a rib bone this past Monday. For some reason he never believed me when I told him that it isn't a good idea, even if you don't think he can chew through it. Well, the little booger swallowed the entire bone. So Monday night we called the emergency vet and told us to monitor him for any symptoms (vomitting, diarrhea, etc..) and see if he passes it. Fast forward to this morning..NOTHING. Poops are all normal, no sign of rib bone. On top of that, Oliver some how found a book of matches morning and proceeds to chew them up. He probably swallowed a few of them too..

DH will be taking him back to the vet this morning for xrays (was going to go anyway if he didn't pass the bone by this morning)..I'm just having a kind of week.



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Our fur babies and our family members often give us a scare that we could do without. Hopefully the bone has dissolved and the x ray will show nothing. Hoping you will get good news. Hugs

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Calm down, he probably chewed up the bone--not swalled it whole. His poop will probably be white looking. Their little teeth are so sharp that they can grind up a bone pretty darn quick. And as far as the matches go--well I don't know what to tell you. Puppys just eat everything. I once had a Great Prynees that ate a rather large stick and was bleeding from the wood splinters. Yet she didn't die. The vet had me feed her rice and hamburger for a while and she got well in no time--then she chewed up my venetian blinds--the original wooden ones in my victorian 1890's house. Just treat your puppy like it is a crawling baby that puts everything in its mouth and you will be fine. Good luck.
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Just got back from the vet and no bone in the xrays..either it got completely digested or he never swallowed it in the first place (DH now says he can't remember for certain). We feel like failed parents but I swear we've had him for over a year and this is the first time something like this has happened. The dog probaby thinks he won the lottery because we've been feeding him a lot more hoping to move things alone..he gain 0.4 lbs in less than a week..



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That is great news and no you are not failures as parents!

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OMG These babies really like to scare us, uhhh. Glad everything looks good.


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They do scare us-my Roman will eat anything that is plastic-now the vet's office just ask what has he eaten when I call and give them my name & that I am Roman's mom. They tell me to feed him bread-to bulk him up and help him pass it. This weekend we were at a meeting-had the expen set up-well-Rommy man moved the sheet into the expen and got ahold of the shower curtain I had under the sheet-long story short I found lots of pieces of shower curtain in the pen-and he is still fine.

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Just got back from the vet and no bone in the xrays..either it got completely digested or he never swallowed it in the first place (DH now says he can't remember for certain). We feel like failed parents but I swear we've had him for over a year and this is the first time something like this has happened. The dog probaby thinks he won the lottery because we've been feeding him a lot more hoping to move things alone..he gain 0.4 lbs in less than a week..
I can't tell you how many times I've either stopped Kodi from eating something he shouldn't, or caught him in or just after the act and gotten scared to death. And then the one time that he was REALLY sick, I didn't even know what had done it!.

I've been watching Kodi very carefully for the past couple of days... he's acting completely normally, but he's eating grass like a cow every time he's outdoors, then pukes large amounts, which (grossness alert!!!) he will then eat again unless I pounce on him and take him indoors. He's eating so much grass his poop is green!!! So I'm not sure if he's just fixating on the grass for some reason, or if his tummy is upset and he's purposely eating grass to make him vomit. If it continues, I'll have to make an appointment with the vet.

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Just got back from the vet and no bone in the xrays..either it got completely digested or he never swallowed it in the first place (DH now says he can't remember for certain). We feel like failed parents but I swear we've had him for over a year and this is the first time something like this has happened. The dog probaby thinks he won the lottery because we've been feeding him a lot more hoping to move things alone..he gain 0.4 lbs in less than a week..
Glad to hear they didn't find an unwanted bone inside of him. I would much rather have had the x-ray and found no bone than to find one, yes?!

Karen, Augie has been eating grass when I take him outside too. He is acting OK otherwise - active, eating normally, etc. I have a little fenced area outside where I like to let him play while I am outside working. But the stinker buries his snout in the grass, down to the dirt, and then pulls up clumps and eats them. So then he gets to go inside. Yes, I am a mean mom!

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In case you were curious..here is a picture of the xray the vet sent us. You can see the micro chip in his back but nothing else out of the ordinary.
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