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Dog just ate a tennis ball
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dogateatennisball · 27/02/2019 18:41

Aarrgh, 8 month old puppy has just demolished a whole tennis ball. She is a lurcher and so far seems to have quite a strong stomach. There are just a few bits of rubber and felt left. Should I go to the vets asap??

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ElizabethMainwaring · 27/02/2019 18:42

Yes. I would.

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Wolfiefan · 27/02/2019 18:43

They may be able to induce vomiting.

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TheoriginalLEM · 27/02/2019 18:44

Yes vets now. If she has eaten it within last hoir or so she can be made to vomit. Otherwise she could be in trouble

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BiteyShark · 27/02/2019 18:44

I would definitely phone them and get their advice. I say that after my dog had to have emergency surgery to remove an obstruction.

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AvocadosBeforeMortgages · 27/02/2019 18:45

It takes a fair bit for me to go to the vet, but yes I'd be straight down there in such circumstances

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squee123 · 27/02/2019 18:45

yes vets. If it has to be removed easier to do it before it hits the intestines

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ErrolTheDragon · 27/02/2019 19:06

Our neighbours lost a lab after it ate a sock.

Hopefully the OP is on the phone or on her way to the vet already. Good luck.Thanks

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adaline · 27/02/2019 19:07

Vets - it could cause a blockage. Much easier for her to vomit it up than have to undergo surgery.

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Catzpyjamas · 27/02/2019 19:09

Yes, get to a vets asap. Your clinic will have their out of hours partner's details on their answering machine if they're closed.

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dogateatennisball · 27/02/2019 19:10

thanks all, on my way there now. argh.

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BiteyShark · 27/02/2019 19:11

Good luck OP.

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MollyHuaCha · 27/02/2019 19:12

Hope she's ok.

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dogateatennisball · 27/02/2019 21:22

thank you! home now and she is fine after copious vomiting. they said the bits were so tiny she probably would've been ok but obviously better to be on the safe side. thanks for all replying so quickly.

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mummymayhem18 · 27/02/2019 21:25

Glad your dog is ok. Always best to err on the side of caution ☺️

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Honeyroar · 27/02/2019 21:27

I don't use tennis balls anymore, or foamy rubber type dog balls, mine have chewed up so many. I only use heavy duty rubber type dog toys or hard plastic types.

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dogateatennisball · 27/02/2019 21:28

yes! I don't think I would slept tonight otherwise...

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TheoriginalLEM · 27/02/2019 21:30

Yay! So pleased she is ok and well done for getting her seen promptly. That was an expensive tennis ball !

My dog thinks tennis balls are the best things IN THE WORLD but he isn't allowed them as he destroys them in seconds.

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dogateatennisball · 27/02/2019 21:37

Haha, yes, having googled it now seems like letting her have a tennis ball was definitely a rookie mistake. Lesson learnt. I think the most traumatic thing for her (and me) was the injection they gave - she properly screamed!

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Wolfiefan · 27/02/2019 22:53

I’m so glad all is ok.
LEM mine isn’t allowed them either but it doesn’t stop the bloody cowbag from stealing them when on walks and trying to eat the sodding things. Blush

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AvocadosBeforeMortgages · 27/02/2019 23:22

Glad to hear she's ok!

FWIW Chuck It Ultra Balls are the same size as tennis balls but indestructible. Ball obsessed DDog can destroy a tennis ball in under ten minutes but has yet to put even a dent in a chuck it ball.

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AvocadosBeforeMortgages · 27/02/2019 23:24

Chuck it ultra balls amzn.to/2VoYybK

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BiteyShark · 28/02/2019 07:15

I use chuckit ultra balls as well. For bigger dogs they do one that's much larger than a standard tennis ball.

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