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Figured out Murray's recent tummy woes

Well, I've figured out what Murray ate that caused all his gagging and vomiting problems a few weeks ago.

I've caught him chewing and slobbering a bit early in the morning several times lately. Each time I have fished a well chewed Breathe Right nasal strip out of his mouth.

He is apparently sneaking into DH's trash basket by the bed and getting them in the wee hours of the morning.

I've scolded him as I took it away each time, but he really seems obsessed with them.

Not sure which will be easier, train him to leave them alone or train DH to dispose of them in a different place....

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Wow good find!



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Good detective work! If it were me I'd dispose of them in a different place.
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Good detective work! If it were me I'd dispose of them in a different place.
Me too, but the problem will be reprogramming my husband... He is quite a creature of habit and getting him to change will not be easy.

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Maybe try putting the garbage bin in a different place just to remind hubby. Also, make it a place that is harder for Murray to get at. We have had the same problem here with the bathroom garbage - Rascal is obsessed with getting out old kleenexes and shredding them. That's not so much a problem as a mess, but he also gets out strands of dental floss. The idea of that wrapping around in his innards makes my heart go cold. So we either keep the bathroom door closed or sometimes the bin sits in the tub! We also continue trying to discourage with "Off!" (our command word for "don't touch it!")

I think eventually he'll outgrow it (not quite 10 months old) as our previous dog also liked to rummage in the garbage when he was younger.

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Perhaps get a small trash can with a lid. That way you don't have to retrain DH (which can be harder than training any dog....) and you won't have to scold Murray.

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what great detective work! covered step on trash can! we had to do that with Cash and eh-hum feminine disposables...ewwwww.




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I was thinking step-on trash can. If dh will remember to step on it first.

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Me too, but the problem will be reprogramming my husband... He is quite a creature of habit and getting him to change will not be easy.


Maybe get a flip top bin so the dog can't get in it.

Edit: Duh, I should've read farther ahead, you already thought of that!
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Anything with a cover would work. Mine are notorious trash divers as well. Mostly I get shredded tissues, lint from the dryer and assorted bathroom garbage. Glad you found the cause.

Of course the other option is to have DH sleep sitting up, then he won't need the breathe right.

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