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    Default Things dogs eat that they shouldn't

    After reading Kristie's thread about why Allie died, I began wondering about how many close calls or other eating incidents have occurred. What things has your dog eaten that it shouldn't have?

    I had a friend's dog actually "lick" a diamond stud earring out of my pierced ear. As the friend was getting ready to leave to go on a week long camping trip, I figured the earring was gone for good. On their return home, they stopped by and presented me with the earring...all cleaned and disinfected after being spotted in the dog's stool!

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    Our malamute,Tundra,chewed up a squeaky toy Santa Clause.You know when things get quiet to go check why it was quiet all of the sudden.She had pieces all around.Later,about a week or so,and a good thing I was home,she bloated.I got her the vet,emergency surgery found Santas' hat had plugged the exit to her stomach.She almost didn't make it.Otter ate two of my wifes' socks and threw them up when he was about a year old.We never saw him do it.

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    Fishing line, fishing line and fishing line. Man, I'm pissed... I can't even tell you. Thanks for the sweet message, btw. Will holler at you shortly.

    Other things...

    Rocks (common)
    Pieces of towels, blankets, toys
    Plastic bags
    Nails

    We had one dog we were training that had the dog equivalent of "pica" (the thing where babies and kids pick things up and swallow them and you never know it until they have to dig them out).

    This dog had eaten nails (no idea where he got them), plastic bags (no idea where he got them), pieces of rubber and I forget what else...

    Another client dog chewed up a kuranda dog bed and ate pieces of it, plus pieces of a sheet and I forget what else.

    Once we see them chewing, we pull out anything chewable... And offer them stuff that won't get destroyed and in their gut.

    Allie was the LAST dog that ever ate anything like that. You just never know. I would have never worried about watching her like a hawk like I would the client dog that ate all kinds of stuff...

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    Flash always liked to eat paper money - one time there was a $10 turd in the back yard - told the nieghbor kid he could have the $10 if he wanted it - he didn't!

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    Oh yeah - to add to the fishing line - fishing hooks that may often be on the end of the fishing line!!

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    My new Pup Daisy just had a rubber bouncy ball removed from her intestine after a week of illness (she never did show any abdominal pain because the ball was small enough)... ...Her other favorite is.... ...My wife's underwear!!!!! (She doesn't touch mine ....

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    I have had boarding dogs "present" us with many items .....sometimes days after they came in.
    I had a Shepard pass the tape part of a cassette tape(all one piece ).

    Lots and lots of socks.

    I had a Samoyed poop out $50 in 10's and 20's.........I actually put on rubber gloves and washed it off and gave it back to the lady.

    Little green plastic army men that looked like they had been through a bad battle.

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    A long long time ago when my kids were young there was a toy called a wall walker. Sort of a football shaped multi leafed sticky plastic thing you put on a wall and it slowly walked down leaf by leaf. When my son said to my Lab "Cajun, look" Cajun just stuck out his tongue caught it and swallowed it before anyone could react. As with most things, it to eventually passed.
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    Sewing needle - We'll always owe Mary Tatum big time for that recovery. Dog titled the following weekend.

    Corn cob - very common and very dangerous, just the wrong size and they don't digest. Ours didn't get it out of the trash but I'm told they often do, they like the butter)

    $100 bill. Watched the dog for days to reclaim it. He wouldn't pass it though; it was counterfit. (That's an old one, but the perfect opportunity).

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    Quote Originally Posted by FOM View Post
    Flash always liked to eat paper money - one time there was a $10 turd in the back yard - told the nieghbor kid he could have the $10 if he wanted it - he didn't!

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