View Full Version : For gosh sakes...what next!!

8th January 2007, 07:59 PM
About 3 days ago, I found the clasp to Cody's red nylon leash, all by itself. I thought to myself "gosh, thats odd..." icon_nwunsure
Yesterday, I took Cody outside to potty and discovered that HE HAD EATEN THE ENTIRE DAMN LEASH!!! :yikes :yikes :yikes I couldn't believe it!! He poo'd it out with no problems and just looked at me like "what mom?" I have been keeping a close eye on him ever since, but he is totally fine! My God he could have died and I never would have known why!! The stupid pup would have eaten the metal clasp if he could have gotten it down!! He must have pulled the leash off the hook and gone to town :swear: I gave him extra snuggles because I was soooo thankful that he was alright... it could have killed the naughty bugger!!!

I know there are tragic stories about dogs eating small objects it causes major problems, even death...but what is the strangest thing your dogs have ever eaten?

8th January 2007, 08:17 PM
Rocky chewed up and probably injested pieces of a plastic disposable razor! I couldn't find the blade part and was in a panic. I ran to the store to get cottonballs and cream, supposed to help sharp things pass ok. Luckily by the time I returned my DH had found the blade, hidden under his bed for later chewing.

8th January 2007, 08:25 PM
Nina and Teddy will chew pens if I drop them, and then of course there is the wallpaper incident , but it took 9 puppies to do that, lol

8th January 2007, 08:28 PM
oh wow I am sorry to hear that.. sounds like Kosmo and rope toys. Almost had to make a trip to the ER the other day because Kosmo had eaten parts of a rope toy and was having a hard time getting it out. He was crying and crying.. I stood there helpless wondering if I should "help it out" but if it was already having trouble coming out then what more damage would I do?? Thankfully by the time we got home (to go to the vet :roll: ) he got it out himself.. Boy was he a happy camper when it came out.. I've never seen him so happy.. :lol:

Last year we had Christmas at my mom's house who has a JRT. We had all the presents in boxes in the middle of the floor because we had to go to my grandma's house to have christmas at her house.. Brave little sassy decided that she wanted to chew on the knife that Avi got for Christmas. (yes, KNIFE! :yikes ) She crawled into the box and chewed the handle a bit and then apparently she must have tried the blade because when we seen the handle we did some firther investigating and seen a cut inside her mouth.. thankfully she must have taken one bite and learned her lesson.. :yikes :yikes

Joanne M
8th January 2007, 08:29 PM
Ralph Lauren prescription sunglasses, one entire lens, and half of that frame.

8th January 2007, 08:30 PM
Nancy - LOL that picture is priceless!! :rotfl:

How long did that take them?

8th January 2007, 09:12 PM
:yikes :yikes :yikes Oh Nancy!!! I bet they had sooooo much fun doing that!!! :lol:

Joanne- Why do they always like the expensive stuff the best??!! I swear if I lef the price tag on all my shoes, Cody would go for the one's I hadn't paid off yet! He seems to have a preference for Steve Madden icon_whistling

8th January 2007, 09:18 PM
about 15 minutes, this is what the whole room looked like, I was cleaning out their pen. I think they knew their mom took a piece off my kitchen paper when I had just gotten her at 8 months old.

Barbara Nixon
8th January 2007, 09:20 PM
You were very lucky. A member of another forum learned of the death of a puppy she had only sold a few weeks before. The cause was swallowing part of the rope on one of those ball on a rope toys. The length of fabric tore its intestines.

8th January 2007, 09:25 PM
:yikes :yikes :yikes

Wow Nancy !! They had fun didn't they!!

I know Barbara - Thanks for posting that.. it's a good reminder of how serious a situation like that is. I can't give him any toys with any sort of ropes on them anymore. ;( It's unfortunate but it's just the way it is. I even watched him with the cow rope toy (that he chewed up) and he didn't seem to swollow much of it, just chew it up.. .. but I guess a little bit is all it takes. That toy has gone to visit the gods of the landfill now.. icon_whistling icon_whistling

8th January 2007, 09:26 PM
I also had a friend whose puppy jumped into the tub and got a razor and ate most of it, blade and all. They did surgery on him. He was VERY lucky.

8th January 2007, 09:29 PM
Honey has gotten into the larder press a few times and eaten chinese dried noodles (the type that you soak/boil to cook) and peanuts. This meant a trip to the vet and her stomach swelling up to look like a barrel.

Obviously, it wasn't funny at the time but thank goodness she was fine and we can laugh at it now :p

Molly & Bella also got into a big bag of Christmas presents and shredded everything :roll:

Of course its never their fault - always ours. Why do we leave things like wallpaper on the walls or food in presses :lol:

8th January 2007, 09:43 PM
An entire limb off of a dog toy that was drawn up to look like a cat! :lol:

This is what the toy looks like (it was the blue one to be exact):

The next day I saw it in the front yard. This poor little kitty paw in the shape of a turd. It was pitiful :lol: :lol: :lol:

8th January 2007, 09:47 PM
LOL!! I gave the purple kitty to Cody LAST NIGHT after a trip to Target. It lasted all of 2 minutes before he ripped the head off and had stuffing all over the house. Trashed it after 2 minutes and 30 seconds of play time. I don't know why I bother anymore :?

Joanne M
8th January 2007, 09:57 PM
LOL Lindsay that blue cat deserved to lose a limb!

8th January 2007, 11:14 PM
You were very lucky. A member of another forum learned of the death of a puppy she had only sold a few weeks before. The cause was swallowing part of the rope on one of those ball on a rope toys. The length of fabric tore its intestines.

Oh my goodness, Dylan has one of them and it looks so indestructable and he loves it so I let him have it in his crate(...just going to get it out). Thanks for mentioning that.

9th January 2007, 12:04 AM
Oh my gosh, how scary is that to poo out a leash?! I am so paranoid about what my dogs may chew up and ingest.....today I let them have some eral hard rawhide chewies for about an hour, but then I took them away because I was worried about them getting too soft and being eaten.

Cathy Moon
9th January 2007, 02:59 AM
Many dog toys have warning tags on them in the US. Really, the only toys that are safe to leave with an unsupervised chewer are Kongs and the strong plastic nylabones. :thmbsup:

9th January 2007, 10:45 AM
Jeremy loves my handercheifs and I had a dog that at socks and would pooh them out. It was a real fetish. I never did get her out of that. Luckily no trips to the vets.

9th January 2007, 12:25 PM
:yikes at all the awful things they've eaten :yikes

Sorry Nancy, but I am crying with laughter here looking at your 'wallpaper crime' pictures :lol: :lol: :lol:

I think the worst things that Maxx has chewed have been the bottom shelf of a new bookcase when he was a puppy (I got it replaced :badgrin: ) and a bright red lipstick that was part of the kids Hallowe'en makeup - he just looked like Marilyn Monroe for a few weeks :lol:

Charlie likes to chew on Maxx's wicker basket when Maxx is asleep in it. He wakes up covered in bits of wicker :lol: I guess i should replace it but they both love it so much and a new one is never the same :roll:

9th January 2007, 01:23 PM
Our two could wear a nylon collar about 2 hours before the other one would be unraveling it. :x

Now we have leather collars, and only use them when we actually go somewhere, because they'd eat them too.

Jean would like to have the collars on all the time 'just in case' the house catches on fire or something and she needs to get them leashed up and out... but I'm concerned they'll get something caught and strangle themselves. They play hard.


Joanne M
9th January 2007, 01:31 PM
I worry about Tucker getting his collar caught on things too. As a result, he does not wear his. Either in the house, or in the yard, he's microchipped, but still, it's a worry if he ever got away from me.

9th January 2007, 01:36 PM
Speaking of collars, when we bought Molly & Bella their first harness I let them sniff it before I put it on them so they wouldn't be scared of it. Within 3 seconds Bella had chewed through hers! There are 2 brand new dear dog harnesses winging their way to me as I type. I really should stay away from the shopaholics thread :lol:

9th January 2007, 01:54 PM
I remember once when i was clearing up the garden i found a pair of multi coloured ear plugs! :shock: those little squidgy ones you put in your ears to keep out noise. They were just right there! i mean when the hell and who the hell did the that!? :? :lol:

although nina got the blame at the time :lol:

9th January 2007, 02:02 PM
:lol: :lol:
They'de really chew on everything huh! Sam also once took off with an old knife when I was working in the garden. He also LOVES to devore the content of the paper-basket. We have three of those, but he's learning not to do it any more. The one in the bathroom is really a problem, especially when someone has her period :sl*p: He also loves worn underwear (panty's, bra's, you name it!) and used tissues :yuk: . Sometimes when I clean up after him I don't even recognise what came out this time, he still manages to eat stuff behind our back. Sometimes I'm really worried about him, but he looks ok and everything allways seems to come out.

9th January 2007, 02:09 PM
So funny that this thread has been posted...I would like to resubmit my answer, as something stranger than the kitty paw happened last night.

I got home a little later than I normally do and Spencer is normally so good that I let him have the run of the house. Well, I am to blame as I was late, but he had left me a little present in the living room floor. I went and got toilet paper and picked up the poo. When I came back up with it I flipped my hand over and the downside of the poo was now visible. Sticking out of the poo was a little bitty tag. I leaned in closer (but not too close :grnyuk: ) and read the words "Made in Denver, CO."

:rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl:

Apparently he had eaten one of the little tags off of one of his toys that tells where it was made and how to wash it. I was cracking up! I told him it was an awful long way for him to go just to make a poo! :lol:

9th January 2007, 02:56 PM
Harvey so far has eaten a tablet off my elderley mothers floor which required his stomach being emptied at the vets. A set of foam earplugs, a whole string bag from around a joint of pork, a rope toy, part of a blanket and the latest was a whole childs sock. Please dont think we are not careful he is a good thief. Luckily so far apart from the tablet we have found all these objects in his poo and this is all in one year. I hope he grows out of it. Alfie has never eaten anything.

Bruce H
9th January 2007, 06:20 PM
Not a dog, but I had a cat once that got a hold of a ball of string somehow and was eating it. I got a hold of her and started pulling the string out of her mouth and she started coughing and hacking as I pulled. I am not exagerating a bit when I say I pulled a good 2 or 3 feet of string out of that stupid cat!