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Hey Ken,

I used to let my dogs eat corn cobs too..... Until my buddy Ralph's Chessie male almost died about 8 months ago. He has a slice of a corn cob about the size of 6 quarters stacked up which was removed from Chester's intestine. He was in intensive care for 4 days.. He's got the piece of corn cob in a plastic baggy and it isn't all that big. Sticking to creamed corn and cornbread from here on out.... Tried the Red Mill Brand Cornbread mix last night with a slab of Alaskan Halibut....mmmm tasty..
 

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Hey Ken,

I used to let my dogs eat corn cobs too..... Until my buddy Ralph's Chessie male almost died about 8 months ago. He has a slice of a corn cob about the size of 6 quarters stacked up which was removed from Chester's intestine.
Will never forget walking into the kitchen and seeing Harley our 8 mo CBR pulling a corn cob out of the trash can...as soon as I walked closer he inhaled the whole dam thing! Six weeks later he had obstruction surgery at the tune of $2200 and ten days after that he had hernia surgery at $1400.00...like I said I hope the dog didn't inhale it <G>
 

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Mine love corn. 1) I decorate my fence and gate in teh fall with bundles of corn stalks. They have the dried corn still on them. Mickie reaches thru the gate /fence and steals the corn cobs and eats those.
2). I feed chicken scratch to my pigeons-its primarily cracked corn. If I forget and leave the bag out (tailgate,etc) someone will tear into it and eat as much as they can before I catch them.
 

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One more warning story. A friends male chessie almost died from obstruction. The cob he had swallowed did not show up on xray and if the vet had not insisted on exploratory surgery, he would have died. If they are going to eat them, they had better be chewing them up!
 

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When things are slow in the fall/winter dove field, my retrievers love to relieve boredom by tearing into a corn cob or two. They don't seem interested in the cob thank goodness, just chew the kernels off and move on to another one.
 

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Dog Canidae Dog breed Golden retriever Carnivore

Did somebody say corn?

I just hope the folks that handle child labor laws don't find out about this.
 

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When I was a kid I had a dog that would raid the sweet corn patch. For awhile My Mom and Dad was blaming the ***** until one day my mom caught my dog. she would eat the corn off the cob and leave the cob.
 
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