Page 1 of 4 1234 LastLast
Results 1 to 12 of 37

Thread: Eating glass!!?

  1. #1
    Dog Show Judge Become a 4 Paw Member
    I Have Earned Community Veteran Status!
    Need help with the forums?  Contact me!
    Petra's Avatar
    Real Name
    Petra van der Walt
    Country
    Sweden
    Location
    Naboomspruit, South Africa.
    Posts
    2,880
    Bulldog(s) Names
    Boeboe, Bennie Boy and Joey
    Likes (Received)
    1384

    Default Eating glass!!?

    I'm so angry, sad and scared at the same time, I found my kids chewing glass in the garden. I found out it's a light bulb from a street light, someone must have thrown it into our garden cos we don't have a street light anywhere near our yard and I didn't see anything laying around earlier today.

    I've talked to the vet and at this point there isn't much to do... she says it's very unlikely they would swallow glass and I know if I focus a bit that she is right, our dogs are not swallowers in the first place, they like to chew things into a million pieces and leave it like that, but how can I know? I feel so guilty for leaving them alone, they like when the door is opened and they can run in and out as they want, am I not supposed to be able to have my dogs enjoying the garden anymore this sucks.

    I'm really a mess, cried while talking to the vet, she even thought I sad "chewing a steak in the corner" when I said "chewing glass in the garden", I might laugh at that later once I know my kids will be ok. It's now about an hour ago this happened and they seem normal, I will not be able to relax for at least a month or two.

    Anyone here with any experience of this? Please I only want good news and advice, I'm already worked up and scared to death
    You were born with the ability to change someone's life, don't ever waste it.



  2. #2
    Dog Show Judge Become a 4 Paw Member
    I Have Earned Community Veteran Status!
    Need help with the forums?  Contact me!
    Petra's Avatar
    Real Name
    Petra van der Walt
    Country
    Sweden
    Location
    Naboomspruit, South Africa.
    Posts
    2,880
    Bulldog(s) Names
    Boeboe, Bennie Boy and Joey
    Likes (Received)
    1384

    Default Re: Eating glass!!?

    -010-jpg
    Here is a picture of the "leftovers", it's horrible, the edges are so sharp
    You were born with the ability to change someone's life, don't ever waste it.



  3. #3
    Pooper scooper
    Country
    USA
    Posts
    11,226
    Bulldog(s) Names
    7
    Trophies
    Likes (Received)
    2232

    Default Re: Eating glass!!?

    Im so sorry Petra that would be terrifying. Do you know if your Bulldogs ate any glass?

  4. #4
    Dog Show Judge Become a 4 Paw Member
    I Have Earned Community Veteran Status!
    Need help with the forums?  Contact me!
    Petra's Avatar
    Real Name
    Petra van der Walt
    Country
    Sweden
    Location
    Naboomspruit, South Africa.
    Posts
    2,880
    Bulldog(s) Names
    Boeboe, Bennie Boy and Joey
    Likes (Received)
    1384

    Default Re: Eating glass!!?

    I don't know @pdolphin27, I feel horrible I have found lots of glass where they were chewing it and I also when I searched their mouths there were glass hiding in the "mouth folders". I don't know at all... they normally don't eat non eatable things and I find pieces of wood and other "stuff" in their mouth folders all the time so it doesn't mean they did swallow glass. I found what kind of bulb it was and it at least does not contain quicksilver as I know some do... I'm glad about that for now. The worst thing is not knowing, there is no certain timeline for when this can start giving them issues and that is just hard. Luckily I'm not working so I'm with them all the time but we live 1 1/2 hour from a decent vet and that is scary too. But thinking about the amount of glass I have found it's likely they didn't eat any or at least not much. I'm rambling here
    You were born with the ability to change someone's life, don't ever waste it.



  5. #5
    Pooper scooper
    Country
    USA
    Posts
    11,226
    Bulldog(s) Names
    7
    Trophies
    Likes (Received)
    2232

    Default Re: Eating glass!!?

    Quote Originally Posted by Petra View Post
    I don't know @pdolphin27, I feel horrible I have found lots of glass where they were chewing it and I also when I searched their mouths there were glass hiding in the "mouth folders". I don't know at all... they normally don't eat non eatable things and I find pieces of wood and other "stuff" in their mouth folders all the time so it doesn't mean they did swallow glass. I found what kind of bulb it was and it at least does not contain quicksilver as I know some do... I'm glad about that for now. The worst thing is not knowing, there is no certain timeline for when this can start giving them issues and that is just hard. Luckily I'm not working so I'm with them all the time but we live 1 1/2 hour from a decent vet and that is scary too. But thinking about the amount of glass I have found it's likely they didn't eat any or at least not much. I'm rambling here
    You're not rambling. Just scared. I would be scared. Hopefully they were just playing around with it and everything will be ok. You got my prayers that everything will be fine.

  6. #6
    Dog Show Judge Become a 4 Paw Member
    I Have Earned Community Veteran Status!
    Need help with the forums?  Contact me!
    Petra's Avatar
    Real Name
    Petra van der Walt
    Country
    Sweden
    Location
    Naboomspruit, South Africa.
    Posts
    2,880
    Bulldog(s) Names
    Boeboe, Bennie Boy and Joey
    Likes (Received)
    1384

    Default Re: Eating glass!!?

    Quote Originally Posted by pdolphin27 View Post
    You're not rambling. Just scared. I would be scared. Hopefully they were just playing around with it and everything will be ok. You got my prayers that everything will be fine.
    Thank you, feel a lill better now
    You were born with the ability to change someone's life, don't ever waste it.



  7. #7
    EBN's SWEETHEART aka our little GOOB Become a 4 Paw Member
    I Have Earned Community Veteran Status!
    Need help with the forums?  Contact me!
    ddnene's Avatar
    Real Name
    Tracey
    Country
    USA
    Location
    Nashville, Tennessee
    Posts
    12,732
    Bulldog(s) Names
    Willow (2015) Walter (2014) Winston (2012-13) Wellie (2012-13) Bella (2007-13)
    Likes (Received)
    5592

    Default Re: Eating glass!!?

    Petra, I'm so sorry... I know that you are worried sick about your babies! I don't have any experience w/glass... Bella had swallowed a live baby bird, starfish & plenty of other strange things. Hopefully they were just chomping on it, and decided to spit it out. I don't understand why these dog try to eat everything... I took Winston for a short walk yesterday & the entire time I was either keeping him away from stuff, or taking it out of his mouth! Just try NOT to panic, it will make it worse for all of you... Sending prayers your way, just keep an eye on them today and please keep us posted!!!

  8. #8
    Dog Park Attendant Jackieshoes's Avatar
    Location
    Mississippi
    Posts
    408
    Bulldog(s) Names
    Dexter
    Likes (Received)
    46

    Default Re: Eating glass!!?

    Not rambling at all! I'm impressed you can form full sentences! I'm so sorry you're going through this. Ill be praying for you and the babies

  9. #9
    Queenie I am an EBN Reporter
    Become a 4 Paw Member
    I Have Earned Community Veteran Status!
    Need help with the forums?  Contact me!
    JeannieCO's Avatar
    Country
    USA
    Location
    Conifer, Colorado
    Posts
    13,413
    Bulldog(s) Names
    Emma, Max, Wilson & Jack (Sally RIP 3/14/16)
    Likes (Received)
    620

    Default Re: Eating glass!!?

    Quote Originally Posted by Petra View Post
    -010-jpg
    Here is a picture of the "leftovers", it's horrible, the edges are so sharp
    Wholly chit! You're not rambling at all Petra! I would be scared to death too. Swallowed glass is one of the worst things to for them to have in their systems. T I know when I was doing research on the foreign objects dogs swallow glass was one of the worst. Hopefully he didn't swallow any and all the pieces that were broken were large. his is going to be a long couple of months for you.
    Three Hooligans and 1 Angel - Wilson, Sally, Emma & Jack

  10. #10
    Dog Show Judge Become a 4 Paw Member
    I Have Earned Community Veteran Status!
    Need help with the forums?  Contact me!
    Petra's Avatar
    Real Name
    Petra van der Walt
    Country
    Sweden
    Location
    Naboomspruit, South Africa.
    Posts
    2,880
    Bulldog(s) Names
    Boeboe, Bennie Boy and Joey
    Likes (Received)
    1384

    Default Re: Eating glass!!?

    Thank you @ddnene and @Jackieshoes this is the first time I'm dealing with them maybe swallowing something dangerous. They're still acting normal, sleeping and snoring here by my feet<3
    You were born with the ability to change someone's life, don't ever waste it.



  11. #11
    ..........
    Real Name
    Bruce
    Location
    Milwaukee, WI
    Posts
    0
    Bulldog(s) Names
    HRH Princess Gracie, aka: HRH; Princess Amelia Pond, aka: Amy
    Likes (Received)
    1

    Default Re: Eating glass!!?

    They can be sooooo stupid at times.... but actually swallowing glass? I don't think so. You may want to try to inspect their lips and inside their mouth for any cuts. That could also be an indicator as to whether they swallowed any.... I kinda doubt it.

  12. #12
    Dog Show Judge Become a 4 Paw Member
    I Have Earned Community Veteran Status!
    Need help with the forums?  Contact me!
    Petra's Avatar
    Real Name
    Petra van der Walt
    Country
    Sweden
    Location
    Naboomspruit, South Africa.
    Posts
    2,880
    Bulldog(s) Names
    Boeboe, Bennie Boy and Joey
    Likes (Received)
    1384

    Default Re: Eating glass!!?

    It will be two veeery long months for sure, I don't know if I will ever get over it @JeannieCO I'm trying to make a puzzle out of the bulb but it's impossible, I don't even know what it looked like from the start. Apparently glass wont show up on x-rays either so there is not much I can do but wait and hope for the best:'(

    I have a Pug who ate a glass bulb almost 3 years ago, that one contained mercury and she got SO sick but she is now fine, so I have hope. It's a bit hopeless in this country cos people just throw stuff in the nature (or into other peoples yards) I'm checking for **** in our garden all the time, rarely find anything though but today I was unlucky

    I'm the most paranoid person on the planet and I just cant believe this has happened
    You were born with the ability to change someone's life, don't ever waste it.



Page 1 of 4 1234 LastLast

Remove Ads

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •