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    Default Re: This is what Otis pooped out this morning - currently at vet, no blockage, blood work OK - VERY SCARY

    Quote Originally Posted by JeannieCO View Post
    No rope toys, rawhide or bully sticks! Also be care of the nylabone toys that have movable parts. Those are just snaped in and will break off when biten into by our strongs jawed dogs. Mine have busted two of them so far.
    I am amazed that rawhide is still available for dogs. It's undigestable and filled with unsafe chemicals. I have also heard of horrible outcomes with the "safe" smoked femur joints you see sold everywhere. These dogs have such strong jaws--are antlers safe? I would worry about pieces breaking off and posing a choking hazard.

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    Default Re: This is what Otis pooped out this morning - currently at vet, no blockage, blood work OK - VERY SCARY

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    Thanks everyone for your support, I've never seen such a sight and never want to see it again.

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    Default Re: This is what Otis pooped out this morning - currently at vet, no blockage, blood work OK - VERY SCARY

    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisRN View Post
    I am amazed that rawhide is still available for dogs. It's undigestable and filled with unsafe chemicals. I have also heard of horrible outcomes with the "safe" smoked femur joints you see sold everywhere. These dogs have such strong jaws--are antlers safe? I would worry about pieces breaking off and posing a choking hazard.
    No kiddin' on the rawhide. But most people probably don't pay attention to the dangers and are just unaware. My guys seems to do ok with the antlers, so far none have broken. I've seen some dried out ones too (whitish in color). Some don't like to give them antlers, could wear down the teeth faster I think. I think @Alice Kable is one who's vet said NO to them. I like em.

    I'm really really happy Otis came out the winner in this.
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    Default Re: This is what Otis pooped out this morning - currently at vet, no blockage, blood work OK - VERY SCARY

    Oh my, I'm so sorry I missed this thread, just read it now. It's amazing what they will eat and pass back out. I've had two scares with Dozer with socks. I still don't understand how they don't choke on these things they swallow? I'm so glad that Otis okay , and he was able to pass that rope, no wonder his bum hurts, poor guy. Feel better Otis. Sending love, hugs, and prayers your way
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    Default Re: This is what Otis pooped out this morning - currently at vet, no blockage, blood work OK - VERY SCARY

    Boy am i glad i seen this thread *phew* . Meekos been demolishing all his toys recently and has been having small bits of rope and god knows what in his poop.. After seeing this he has now been banned from having his toys all day unless me or daddy are playing with him and the toy until i can get to the pet store and get a Kong .. Iv been researching and im getting the Kong Extreme just incase lol x

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    I'm so glad that he's okay! What a scary day for both of you!
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    Default Re: This is what Otis pooped out this morning - currently at vet, no blockage, blood work OK - VERY SCARY

    OMG! Wow they will eat anything! How did he not choke on it!

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    Default Re: This is what Otis pooped out this morning - currently at vet, no blockage, blood work OK - VERY SCARY

    Before O was weaned off her stinky bear the first time...she would suck so hard she ended up detaching and swallowing more than one teddy bear arm. They would literally be in her tummy for up to a week before she would throw it up. She never pooped them out....she always threw them up. After the last scare...we took them away. Then Santa put one under the tree and we are now back to sucking. I always supervise her.....but even then, she still was able to swallow them.
    Glad Otis got rid of it.....!!!

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    Default Re: This is what Otis pooped out this morning - currently at vet, no blockage, blood work OK - VERY SCARY

    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisRN View Post
    Poor Otis! Well, that helped me with a decision. No rope toys for Mabel! I see some use antlers. I never used them for my bullmastiffs because I was afraid of breakage. Are they OK for bulldogs?
    Yes, as far as I know - Otis loves them. You do have to watch them, they chew them right down and eventually will be small enough to swallow.
    Otis you'll never know how much I love you I love you more then all the leaves on all the trees

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2BullyMama View Post
    How is Otis doing.... still OK?
    Thank you, yes - he's doing great. Today is last day of bland diet - still on his meds but otherwise A-OK!
    Otis you'll never know how much I love you I love you more then all the leaves on all the trees

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    Default Re: This is what Otis pooped out this morning - currently at vet, no blockage, blood work OK - VERY SCARY

    Quote Originally Posted by ncra6761 View Post
    Boy am i glad i seen this thread *phew* . Meekos been demolishing all his toys recently and has been having small bits of rope and god knows what in his poop.. After seeing this he has now been banned from having his toys all day unless me or daddy are playing with him and the toy until i can get to the pet store and get a Kong .. Iv been researching and im getting the Kong Extreme just incase lol x
    Much better safe then sorry!
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    Default Re: This is what Otis pooped out this morning - currently at vet, no blockage, blood work OK - VERY SCARY

    Quote Originally Posted by ABEBD View Post
    Hello,

    Yes, a picture is worth a thousand words.

    I had an issue almost the same last year, but with not as good results at first...but all is ok now.

    Yes...a braided rope toy that was in the yard. Didn't notice it was missing. We have lots of dogs

    One of the dogs started throwing up food and water. I watched her closely and then saw a horrible site. She was trying to vomit a big mass. I ran outside and saw it was lodged and her tongue was turning blue. I grabbed the slimy disgusting object with my bare hands and had to gently pull out of her throat. It had distorted to about 14 inches long. No telling how long she had that in her stomach.

    I thought all was good. Later I saw an object trying to be expelled from her bottom. This time I had gloves handy. Again had to gently pull out. The other part of the rope toy. Now I figured it had passed from both ends and all was well.

    Over the next 3 days she continued to vomit up her food and even water. No more poop and very little pee. The liquid expelled look brownish and like it had coffee grounds in it.

    Off to the vet for exam. The vet confirmed that the "coffee grounds" was a classic symptom of a blockage. Xrays confirmed she had a blockage in her intestine. Needed emergency surgery. They found a small piece of the rope toy along with some small stones that had blended into a mass that got lodged.

    I have happy to say that she fully recovered and almost 8 months later is still doing great. Except she does not get even towels or sheets as bedding since she loves to chew apart.

    The problem as the vet described is the way the throat muscles are designed that the muscles force things DOWN into the stomach and it is actually hard for them to throw up things. Yet we all know that it IS possible. The small strings of towels, sheets or other cloth material types and toys are hard for the stomach and intestine to pass.

    I am glad you dog is ok now. For the rest of you....take this as an opinion, a suggestion AND Advice!
    Stay away from rope, string, cloth toys. Even pay attention to every toy and make sure they are accounted for all the time. Socks, underwear, etc all lovely to chew on and swallow~

    Good Day~
    WOW! How scary, glad you baby is okay - thanks for sharing.
    Otis you'll never know how much I love you I love you more then all the leaves on all the trees

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