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    This was posted on my FB page today. So very sad and a warning to us all.

    "We lost our beautiful Titan today. My heart is broken in a million pieces. He was only 10 months old. I dropped him off at the vet yesterday because He was acting sick and wasn't eating. They kept him over night to hydrate him. This morning, after doung an xray and seeing objects in stomach and small intestine, they decided to do surgery ( after my approval). Apparently he chewed on and swallowed something ( appears to be a string of some kind) that destroyed his small intestine. There was nothing they could do for him. He was an amazing dog and he was also my son's therapy dog for autism. Only reason i am posting is to bring awareness because i never thought a piece a string could take our babies life".

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    Wow... I'm always terrified of what my little pup is getting in his mouth. Even more so now.. so sad.

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    Default Re: Dangers of rope toys

    I saw a similar case to this awhile back where 2 Frenchies had died for the same thing. After reading that, I immediately got rid of any and all rope toys I had.

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    Default Re: Dangers of rope toys

    It's more common than we know... and the stores STILL continue to sell them and rawhides. So dangerous...

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    Before we were wed Sandy rescued Zoey. She was abandoned to a Vet clinic lethargic and puking and had diarrhea. Sandy had the Vet do X-rays, they showed nothing. She had the Vet do a barium study. Results were unremarkable. Zoey was given fluids and sent home with Sandy to see if she how she fared through the weekend.

    Saturday morning as the dogs were outside for potty time Sandy saw Zoey assuming the position(over and over) but obviously having trouble passing stool. Upon closer inspection she saw something protruding from her bum. It was a piece of rope. Sandy grabbed her car keys(in case things went south) and a rag and grabbed Zoey and ever so slowly began pulling that rope out. Not sure how long it took but the rope was about 18" long and it finally came out. She went from near death to complete recovery in a matter of days. I adopted Zoey 3 months later and married Sandy 9 months after that. Whoohoo!

    Any kind of toy that can come apart is dangerous if the dog is left unsupervised. We caught Biggie just last night chewing on something. He had a mouthful of bed stuffing just chewing away. That's 2 beds in 2 weeks he's destroyed...little fart. Can't be too cautious.

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    My dogs had a Jolly ball, with a large rope through it. They always played tug with it. When I saw the small threads starting to come off, I sawed that rope and tossed it away. They have never played with the ball again,but that beats surgery,or death! @oscarmayer Such a romantic way to meet your love!!
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    Thanks for highlighting the danger of rope toys.


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    Quote Originally Posted by oscarmayer View Post
    Before we were wed Sandy rescued Zoey. She was abandoned to a Vet clinic lethargic and puking and had diarrhea. Sandy had the Vet do X-rays, they showed nothing. She had the Vet do a barium study. Results were unremarkable. Zoey was given fluids and sent home with Sandy to see if she how she fared through the weekend.

    Saturday morning as the dogs were outside for potty time Sandy saw Zoey assuming the position(over and over) but obviously having trouble passing stool. Upon closer inspection she saw something protruding from her bum. It was a piece of rope. Sandy grabbed her car keys(in case things went south) and a rag and grabbed Zoey and ever so slowly began pulling that rope out. Not sure how long it took but the rope was about 18" long and it finally came out. She went from near death to complete recovery in a matter of days. I adopted Zoey 3 months later and married Sandy 9 months after that. Whoohoo!

    Any kind of toy that can come apart is dangerous if the dog is left unsupervised. We caught Biggie just last night chewing on something. He had a mouthful of bed stuffing just chewing away. That's 2 beds in 2 weeks he's destroyed...little fart. Can't be too cautious.

    Zoey still kicking...
    Any woman that can pull a rope from a dog's butt is a keeper...


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    Ill second this thread. Colossus is a suckler when it comes to ropes. He will constantly suck on them or chew to untie the knot then suck on them. Ive had to cut EVERY freaking rope off.

    He actually swallowed a short rope. Never changed eating, habits, acting, etc, so I didnt get too concerned. However, the rope never passed. One night he got to something that fell on the floor as I was cooking, caused an instant upheaval of "belly contents" and there was the rope. I freaked for about 5 seconds, then well, ok at least its out. Knelt down in front of him as he was pouting (I did something wrong, I sowwie daddy), I grabbed his face and asked: Do you feel better? Then gave him some of my steak as a "its ok" item.

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    Our dogs don't get squeaky toys either. Our dachshund immediately went to work on a new toy with a squeaker to get it out. They are usually round plastic and could very easily get stuck in a throat. After a couple of toys being ripped apart like that, they were banned forever in this house.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1Chumly View Post
    Our dogs don't get squeaky toys either. Our dachshund immediately went to work on a new toy with a squeaker to get it out. They are usually round plastic and could very easily get stuck in a throat. After a couple of toys being ripped apart like that, they were banned forever in this house.
    Our next door neighbor's EBD choked to death on the baby's pacifier. This was before they moved here. When they saw me walking Daphne for the first time, I stopped to say hello. They both got tears in their eyes and told me the story. I felt so awful for them.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Daphne DuMaurier View Post
    Our next door neighbor's EBD choked to death on the baby's pacifier. This was before they moved here. When they saw me walking Daphne for the first time, I stopped to say hello. They both got tears in their eyes and told me the story. I felt so awful for them.


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    Oh no, that is so sad.

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