View Full Version : Stupid dog, need an opinion
12-16-2011, 09:29 PM
Every once in a while my hound gets into a chewing fit. Apparently at some point, don't know when since he ate his dinner fine and spent all night in bed with me, he chewed up a whole side of a carpet remnant we were using as a door mat. I found out after he threw up his breakfast with some carpet thread in it. Found a huge ball of it in the second present this morning. He threw up his dinner right away. Abdomen not distended, not in pain, no other signs or symptoms. He's currently asleep under the comforter in my bed, which is pretty normal for him at this time of night. My instinct is to wait until tomorrow, see if he keeps breakfast down, and then call the vet, they are open Sat am. That is assuming he doesn't have the appearance of a surgical abdomen in the middle of the night and I have to rush him to emergency vet. I feel pretty comfortable keeping an eye on the situation since I do it all the time in people. My dogs have eaten all sort of things, including a broken Christmas ornament, with no vet visit. I'm just worried about the string angle. Does this seem logical to people? Not too irresponsible?
12-16-2011, 09:42 PM
I'd wait until morning and see if he can keep food down. If not, off to the vet. Our boxer had an obstruction, get this, from GRASS. He grazed sooo much that it formed a ball in his intestines. It was the size of a baseball. If they can't eat, or can eat but can't keep anything down, I take them in. I hope he feels better in the morning!
12-16-2011, 09:46 PM
UUGH ... yeah I'd wait and watch. If he eats and keeps his breakfast down then you are probably fine. Why do they always choose to eat the wrong thing when it means a potential trip to the emergency vet and a HUGE bill?! Hope he's better in the morning.
12-16-2011, 11:13 PM
Is inducing vomiting an option? We did that with our male a couple years ago when he ate his vet wrap. The whole length of it. A few tsp of H2O2 and he threw it up just fine in a wad. We also gave H2O2 to our female (since we weren't sure who ate the vet wrap) and she threw up pieces of DH's baseball cap from MONTHS earlier.
I'd be okay with the wait and see approach
12-17-2011, 02:49 PM
Yeah, I would induce, but I had no idea how long had gone by, and he seemed to be a good job of vomiting anyway.
I gave him rice this am, 6 hours later still keeping it down. Now I have to watch to make sure something comes out the other end....*sigh* stupid dog.
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