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Idiot dog might have eaten silver foil

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foolserrand Mon 29-Oct-12 08:54:03

Dp is one job; take the bins/recycling out every night. One dog is a known scavenger. So, he didn't bother last night. This leaves a chicken carcass from dinner on the side and a big piece of silver foil in the bin.

The sodding dog got it. I came downstairs to find silver bits all over the rugs. I'm terrified he's ingested some although it looks like he's just ripped and licked it. What to do? I have an appointment miles away with ds this morning so the dogs will be left unsupervised. I don't want him to become ill while I'm out.

Not sure if its helpful, but the same dog nearly died last year from Hemorrhagic gastroenteritis and I've been told his digestive system is delicate.

Have already disposed of rubbish and sent shouty texts to dh. I suppose what I'm asking, rather incoherently, is, would anyone cancel their appointments and stay to keep an eye on the dog? What (if any) are the possible health implications for him if he has ingested some?

Thank you so much to anyone who answers.

foolserrand Mon 29-Oct-12 08:54:42

*dh has one job.

Typo a cross between the above and "is a twunt".

paulrn Mon 29-Oct-12 08:58:02

A few years ago my Welsh Springer ate all the chocolate decorations off the tree. This was only noticed (after blaming the kids) when clearing the garden up and noticing he had wrapped his offerings up in glittery foil.

No harm to the dog though...

foolserrand Mon 29-Oct-12 09:00:09

Thank you! That helps.

Rhinestone Mon 29-Oct-12 09:09:49

I'd consult a vet to be honest. It sounds like the kind of thing that could cause a blockage.

If its any consolation senior dog (sad) used to bin raid and ate copious amounts of foil down the years, she never came to any harm.

Now we don't have her we can leave the kitchen unlocked again. sad

Samvet Mon 29-Oct-12 09:16:23

I would not be too worried, lots of dogs eat foil. Vet won't do anything unless he starts vomiting or being unwell. He will be ok to be left and just monitor for I appearance and vomiting.

Samvet Mon 29-Oct-12 09:16:44

Inappetance that should read!

foolserrand Mon 29-Oct-12 16:23:34

Thanks all. He seems fine, if still a bit sheepish. grin

Who knows, sparkly poo could make picking it up more fun. <clutches at straws>

TheCunnyFuntOfEastwick Mon 29-Oct-12 17:34:34

I seem to recall an MNers dog ate some tinsel one christmas, I imagine that was some sparkly shit grin

shoutymcshoutsmum Mon 29-Oct-12 17:45:28

Was clearing poo up the other morning and found a barbie leg sticking out of it. It looked so funny to me, less so to DD. Pup was fine nonetheless. Fingers crossed.

TheCunnyFuntOfEastwick Mon 29-Oct-12 17:56:27

Oooh this has just reminded me! MILs dog managed to steal a mouthful of Quality Streets one christmas, later on there was what looked like either a giant horrible slimy yellow slug, or a horrible yellow slimy turd lying on the carpet, it was infact a regurgitated turd/slug shaped lump of chocolate wrappers grin

Lolly7 Mon 29-Oct-12 23:01:07

Shouty - where is the rest of the barbie? shock

I have seen a dog poo out a sock. Lucky it didn't twist up his intestines.

foolserrand Tue 30-Oct-12 00:10:42

He's still going... And still sheepish! Thank you all for making me feel better. smile

Aquelven Tue 30-Oct-12 19:33:42

The other day I shovelled up a quite artistic dollop of red & blue marbled poo.
Had been wondering where most of the plasticine had got to.

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