Page 1 of 5 12345 LastLast
Results 1 to 12 of 50

Thread: Obstruction?

  1. #1
    Bulldog Vet in Training Become a 4 Paw Member
    I Have Earned Community Veteran Status!
    Sheena's Avatar
    Real Name
    Sheena
    Country
    United states
    Location
    Northwest Indiana
    Posts
    1,097
    Bulldog(s) Names
    Daisy
    Likes (Received)
    53

    Default Obstruction?

    Ok so its to soon to know if that is going to happen. But Im 99% Daisy ate a small dishrag last night. It was by the folded laundry last night and then it wasnt this morning. Now Im worried. So I know she wouldnt of ripped it apart,she prolly just chewed it until it got wet and swallowed it. Im worried:/ What do I do? Give it a few days? And what happens if she does it out? And its just hanging? Do we pull it out? Or What. Ive been lucky before and caught her as soon as she has done it and induced puking... What are your guys experiences?

  2. #2
    Owner/Administrator Become a 4 Paw Member
    I Have Earned Community Veteran Status!
    bullmama's Avatar
    Real Name
    Lisa
    Country
    USA
    Location
    Tucson, Arizona
    Posts
    25,361
    Bulldog(s) Names
    The Home of the Desert Sky Pack
    Trophies
    Likes (Received)
    2310
    Blog Entries
    7

    Default Obstruction?

    Ut-oh!!!! not good...

    The first sign she ate it is that she probably won't eat. If she does eat and ate it she will likely try to vomit it out. If by some miracle it works its way through her system it will likely need some help coming out the back end. Do not pull it out. Get some lubricant jelly and a pair of gloves and try to remove it very slowly. You can damage the intestines if not taken out carefully.

    Cloth will not show up in an X-ray. If she cannot hold down food, after several days, or starts puking up foul green colored stuff she may need surgery.

    Feeding something high in fiber can help her pass it on her own.



    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk - now Free

    Everyday is a party when you own a bulldog!
    CLICK HERE to Sponsor a rescue Bulldog!

  3. #3
    Bulldog Vet in Training Become a 4 Paw Member
    I Have Earned Community Veteran Status!
    Sheena's Avatar
    Real Name
    Sheena
    Country
    United states
    Location
    Northwest Indiana
    Posts
    1,097
    Bulldog(s) Names
    Daisy
    Likes (Received)
    53

    Default Re: Obstruction?

    Quote Originally Posted by desertskybulldogs View Post
    Ut-oh!!!! not good...

    The first sign she ate it is that she probably won't eat. If she does eat and ate it she will likely try to vomit it out. If by some miracle it works its way through her system it will likely need some help coming out the back end. Do not pull it out. Get some lubricant jelly and a pair of gloves and try to remove it very slowly. You can damage the intestines if not taken out carefully.

    Cloth will not show up in an X-ray. If she cannot hold down food, after several days, or starts puking up foul green colored stuff she may need surgery.

    Feeding something high in fiber can help her pass it on her own.



    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk - now Free
    Yikes. So with the Jelly Im gonna have to stick my fingers in her butt? Graphic I know.. lol But I just wanna make sure! Im almost positive she did. She was chewing on it. and I had to take it from her at one point. ... She seemed fine this morning.. I gave her some kefir befor she had her breakfast. Whats the best fiber to give her?

  4. #4
    Norwegian Rose Become a 4 Paw Member
    I Have Earned Community Veteran Status!
    Vikinggirl's Avatar
    Real Name
    Monica
    Country
    Canada
    Location
    Burlington, ON Canada
    Posts
    9,636
    Bulldog(s) Names
    Bulldozer and Blossom
    Likes (Received)
    2118

    Default Re: Obstruction?

    Hi, Sheena, you already got great advice from Lisa. I've had this happen three times with Dozer, he's my sweat sock eater. The first time he swallowed a sock, he threw it up one day after his breakfast, it was quite brown and sour smelling, so must have been in there for a while, we didn't know he swallowed it, but he threw it up. The second time he swallowed my Grandsons sock, again we didn't know he had swallowed it, but he got sick one weekend. The signs of obstruction you want to watch out for, are not eating, vomiting, diarrhea, drooling water, or saliva from her mouth, and being lethargic. Dozer had all these symptoms, and we brought him to the vet, she did do a X-ray, and although you can't se cloth, it did show a shadow in his intestines, and she could feel that there was something in his stomach. She put him on an IV, gave him a pain medication, and a strong laxative, and she sent me home with a high fibre food, which we fed him a Tbsp. every hour or two, that night he pooped out the sweat sock. She really thought he would have to have surgery, but he was able to pass it out on his own, and we didn't have to do anything to help him get it out. It can take up to a week for them to pass objects they've swallowed. Dozer also ate a J- cloth which is a disposable dish cloth, and again he pooped it out. He's a trash compactor, and I think he thinks he's a Bully Goat, not a Bully Dog. They are such silly dogs sometimes, you would think we don't feed them or something. If Daisy did swallow the cloth, she more than likely will either throw it up, or poop it out and be fine, just keep an eye on her, and now you have to become a CSI Poop agent. Keep us posted on how she's doing, and if she passes anything.


    I'll share the picture of the sock Dozer pooped out this summer, my vet couldn't believe he didn't need surgery.
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails -image-jpg   -image-jpg  
    Last edited by Vikinggirl; 10-14-2013 at 10:28 AM.
    LEARN A LESSON FROM YOUR DOG, NO MATTER WHAT LIFE BRINGS YOU, KICK SOME GRASS OVER THAT AND MOVE ON.

  5. #5
    Bulldog Vet in Training Become a 4 Paw Member
    I Have Earned Community Veteran Status!
    Sheena's Avatar
    Real Name
    Sheena
    Country
    United states
    Location
    Northwest Indiana
    Posts
    1,097
    Bulldog(s) Names
    Daisy
    Likes (Received)
    53

    Default Re: Obstruction?

    Quote Originally Posted by Vikinggirl View Post
    Hi, Sheena, you already got great advice from Lisa. I've had this happen three times with Dozer, he's my sweat sock eater. The first time he swallowed a sock, he threw it up one day after his breakfast, it was quite brown and sour smelling, so must have been in there for a while, we didn't know he swallowed it, but he threw it up. The second time he swallowed my Grandsons sock, again we didn't know he had swallowed it, but he got sick one weekend. The signs of obstruction you want to watch out for, are not eating, vomiting, diarrhea, drooling water, or saliva from her mouth, and being lethargic. Dozer had all these symptoms, and we brought him to the vet, she did do a X-ray, and although you can't se cloth, it did show a shadow in his intestines, and she could feel that there was something in his stomach. She put him on an IV, gave him a pain medication, and a strong laxative, and she sent me home with a high fibre food, which we fed him a Tbsp. every hour or two, that night he pooped out the sweat sock. She really thought he would have to have surgery, but he was able to pass it out on his own, and we didn't have to do anything to help him get it out. It can take up to a week for them to pass objects they've swallowed. Dozer also ate a J- cloth which is a disposable dish cloth, and again he pooped it out. He's a trash compactor, and I think he thinks he's a Bully Goat, not a Bully Dog. They are such silly dogs sometimes, you would think we don't feed them or something. If Daisy did swallow the cloth, she more than likely will either throw it up, or poop it out and be fine, just keep an eye on her, and now you have to become a CSI Poop agent. Keep us posted on how she's doing, and if she passes anything.


    I'll share the picture of the sock Dozer pooped out this summer, my vet couldn't believe he didn't need surgery.
    Oh god I hate having to worry about her while Im at work. She is so mischevious! My thing is, is that she may puke it up but knowing her she will try to eat it again... And what kind of fiber can I give her? Thanks

  6. #6
    Norwegian Rose Become a 4 Paw Member
    I Have Earned Community Veteran Status!
    Vikinggirl's Avatar
    Real Name
    Monica
    Country
    Canada
    Location
    Burlington, ON Canada
    Posts
    9,636
    Bulldog(s) Names
    Bulldozer and Blossom
    Likes (Received)
    2118

    Default Re: Obstruction?

    I don't remember the name if the food my vet gave us for Dozer, but it was a wet food, with high fibre, and we bought it from our vets office. I think it may have been Science Diet, I'm sure your vet can give you a suggestion, I don't think the brand of wet food matters, as long as it has a high fibre content to help move the intestines and bowel. You're only going to feed it for a day or two, so it doesn't matter if its the same brand of food, as what you're feeding her now, or if it's not the best food, as it's only being used temporarily.
    LEARN A LESSON FROM YOUR DOG, NO MATTER WHAT LIFE BRINGS YOU, KICK SOME GRASS OVER THAT AND MOVE ON.

  7. #7
    I'm not OCD....now who moved my bulldog? I am an EBN Reporter
    Become a 4 Paw Member
    I Have Earned Community Veteran Status!
    Need help with the forums?  Contact me!
    2BullyMama's Avatar
    Real Name
    Christine
    Country
    USA
    Location
    Gilbertsville, PA
    Posts
    40,125
    Bulldog(s) Names
    Lambeau, Chelios (Frenchie), Nitschke (2004-2011) and Banks (2005-2014)
    Trophies
    Likes (Received)
    11468

    Default Re: Obstruction?

    just going to say -- I pray she did not eat it and it is under a chair or something! if she did, then the prayers are that it all comes out with out surgery!
    ----------------------------------------------------------------
    There is a part of your heart not alive until a bulldog has entered your lif
    e.

    Nitschke (2004-2011) and Banks (2005-2014) -- My angels
    Thank you for all the love, fun and teachings




  8. #8
    Bulldog Vet in Training Become a 4 Paw Member
    I Have Earned Community Veteran Status!
    Sheena's Avatar
    Real Name
    Sheena
    Country
    United states
    Location
    Northwest Indiana
    Posts
    1,097
    Bulldog(s) Names
    Daisy
    Likes (Received)
    53

    Default Re: Obstruction?

    Quote Originally Posted by 2BullyMama View Post
    just going to say -- I pray she did not eat it and it is under a chair or something! if she did, then the prayers are that it all comes out with out surgery!
    Thanks Im hoping the same thing.. .But that booger is so quick, I wouldnt doubt that she did!

    - - - Updated - - -

    Quote Originally Posted by Vikinggirl View Post
    I don't remember the name if the food my vet gave us for Dozer, but it was a wet food, with high fibre, and we bought it from our vets office. I think it may have been Science Diet, I'm sure your vet can give you a suggestion, I don't think the brand of wet food matters, as long as it has a high fibre content to help move the intestines and bowel. You're only going to feed it for a day or two, so it doesn't matter if its the same brand of food, as what you're feeding her now, or if it's not the best food, as it's only being used temporarily.
    Thanks doll Well I called and they said I can give her Metamucil(fiber supplement) so hopefully that helps... Fingers crossed!

  9. #9
    Norwegian Rose Become a 4 Paw Member
    I Have Earned Community Veteran Status!
    Vikinggirl's Avatar
    Real Name
    Monica
    Country
    Canada
    Location
    Burlington, ON Canada
    Posts
    9,636
    Bulldog(s) Names
    Bulldozer and Blossom
    Likes (Received)
    2118

    Default Re: Obstruction?

    Fingers, toes, everything crossed that she passes out the dishcloth. Keep,us posted
    LEARN A LESSON FROM YOUR DOG, NO MATTER WHAT LIFE BRINGS YOU, KICK SOME GRASS OVER THAT AND MOVE ON.

  10. #10
    Skinny-Dippin' Smokin' Tidy Bowl Bionic Woman Become a 4 Paw Member
    I Have Earned Community Veteran Status!
    Need help with the forums?  Contact me!
    brutus77's Avatar
    Real Name
    Rosalie
    Country
    USA
    Location
    Long Island NY
    Posts
    6,958
    Bulldog(s) Names
    Brutus, Frankie, and Jack
    Likes (Received)
    2786

    Default Re: Obstruction?

    Any updates?

  11. #11
    Bulldog Vet in Training Become a 4 Paw Member
    I Have Earned Community Veteran Status!
    Sheena's Avatar
    Real Name
    Sheena
    Country
    United states
    Location
    Northwest Indiana
    Posts
    1,097
    Bulldog(s) Names
    Daisy
    Likes (Received)
    53

    Default Re: Obstruction?

    Quote Originally Posted by brutus77 View Post
    Any updates?
    No But Matt said shes acting fine. So we will see..

  12. #12
    Dog Park Attendant TomVan's Avatar
    Real Name
    Tom Vandiver
    Country
    USA
    Location
    Missouri
    Posts
    463
    Bulldog(s) Names
    Bailey & Zoey
    Likes (Received)
    0

    Default Re: Obstruction?

    Hope every thing comes out OK! Thoughts and prayers from Missouri.
    Every once in a while a dog enters your life and changes everything.


Page 1 of 5 12345 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
  •