4 month old puppy just ate child's sock...

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cloudydaysagain Tue 10-Mar-20 10:15:26

Would you be worried?
She's a vizsla so fairly large!

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LovingLola Tue 10-Mar-20 10:21:27

Ring your vet.
My sister’s lab ate a sock and had to have surgery to have it removed.

BrokenBrit Tue 10-Mar-20 10:21:57

I second ring your vet ASAP.

Floralnomad Tue 10-Mar-20 10:25:34

Definitely get vets advice immediately .

QueenOfOversharing Tue 10-Mar-20 10:29:00

Definitely see vet - my beagle had emergency surgery for suspected blockage last year. He had nothing blocking, but was very unwell. A blockage can be very dangerous.

Mummiepig Tue 10-Mar-20 10:30:32

Our dog died from eating a j-cloth as it got stuck, please go to the vet

LouLouLoo Tue 10-Mar-20 10:32:01

My dog did this. Vet advised to watch for any signs of discomfort or distress. It came out naturally three days later, was not pleasant!

It can cause problems though if it doesn’t go straight through as others have mentioned.


BiteyShark Tue 10-Mar-20 10:53:37

My dog underwent emergency surgery to remove a blockage. We were fortunate that it was caught early as we hadn't realised he had eaten anything to cause a blockage and his bowel wasn't too damaged so he made a full recovery.

Wolfiefan Tue 10-Mar-20 10:57:08

If you’re quick they can induce vomiting.

cloudydaysagain Tue 10-Mar-20 10:58:12

So sorry about poor dogs that have died this way:-(.

Thanks all for your replies, she is currently at the vets being given an injection to vomit it up and as I was typing the injection has worked! Phew...

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Wolfiefan Tue 10-Mar-20 10:59:11

And yuck!

cloudydaysagain Tue 10-Mar-20 11:01:39

She's such a naughty girl with socks, we pulled a massive adult one out from the back of her throat the other day..:-(. She also eats sticks..:-(

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Wolfiefan Tue 10-Mar-20 11:04:22

My puppy is trying her hardest to eat the whole garden. shock (including the trampoline)
She stole my hat from the work surface yesterday and I had to grab her. I work on the assumption that if they can reach it then they will eat it. grin

cloudydaysagain Tue 10-Mar-20 11:11:28

Glad not just mine then!! Yes that is so true! Our surfaces have never been so clear😂.
That sinking feeling when you realise you missed something- usually when she does the mad dash to the furthest corner away from grabbing hands....

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bluebell94 Tue 10-Mar-20 11:14:48

My vizsla must've been around the same age when he did exactly that! Stared at me with it in his mouth, 1 big gulp and gone. I was horrified 😂
Told to keep an eye for it passing and to look out for any signs of discomfort. 2 weeks passed, I thought hmm maybe I've missed it, seemed absolutely his normal crazy self. Then one morning came down to a soggy dog that had been dyed a lovely green/brown in his bed! Must've just been sat in his stomach all that time before he vomited it back up 🤮😂

bluebell94 Tue 10-Mar-20 11:15:24

Soggy sock even, not soggy dog!

Dreamersandwishers Tue 10-Mar-20 11:24:02

Glad she’s all right; watch those sticks, it’s an expensive and painful
business getting splinters removed 😱

BiteyShark Tue 10-Mar-20 12:22:28

* Must've just been sat in his stomach all that time before he vomited it back up*

Apparently things can sit in their stomachs for a while and then move and cause issues sad

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cloudydaysagain Tue 10-Mar-20 14:16:04

*watch those sticks, it’s an expensive and painful
business getting splinters removed* 😱

She doesn't really chew them, just swallows them wholesad, which is shockbut I wonder if it's actually better as they're all in one piece and just seem to go straight through.

Sometimes she just ignores them and sometimes she tries to eat every stick she sees!! So frustrating and hard to prevent

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TinglyFeets Tue 10-Mar-20 14:22:33

usually when she does the mad dash to the furthest corner away from grabbing hands....

TinglyPup once stole a muffin out of a broken package in the shopping. I knew because of the way he darted to the far end of the garden and desperately started to gulp before I got to him.

He's lucky I did because the whole muffin jammed at the back of his throat and required my primate fingers to prise it back out again so he could breathe!

Wolfiefan Tue 10-Mar-20 14:22:52

Longline. And distraction.
Mine just chews them up. She’s just found what looks like a roof tile and started on that!confused

Windyatthebeach Tue 10-Mar-20 14:25:27

A few summers ago my dhusky ate a flip flop.
Left the toe post bit...

Topseyt Tue 10-Mar-20 14:36:20

Awww, glad she is OK.

I had a labrador who was a complete devil for eating stupid stuff when he was a youngster. He caused himself an intestinal blockage when he was two years old and had to spend two nights in the vet's hospital wing while they x-rayed him, observed and gave fluids and then had to operate to get things moving again. He had munched a mix of a load of gravel, sticks and crab apples which had all come together to make an impaction that just wasn't moving on it's own. He had also caused himself severe gastroenteritis with that lot, so had to take blockbuster antibiotics for a week or so after the surgery.

He wasn't a dog who believed in doing anything by halves. If a job was worth doing ..... !

forksandknives Tue 10-Mar-20 14:41:40

My 7 month Vizsla did this a few weeks back , went and got the injection and it came back up. 3 days later she ate a bloody swim hat shock had the shame of going back for another injection. She'll literally eat anything she can get hold off. Current faves on walks are cigarettes and chewing gum. Seriously considering a muzzle

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