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Thread: Maggie Ate A Plastic Fork

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    Maggie Ate A Plastic Fork

    Maggie was "clicking" something around in her mouth yesterday
    afternoon and I stuck my fingers inside her mouth & retreived
    a piece of white plastic. It looked like a fork tine. I quickly
    searched around the room for any other parts & found some
    small pieces on the living room floor. She barfed some pieces of
    what looks like rawhide & another piece of plastic last night.

    She is eating ,drinking and playing like normal, but I'm finding
    more pieces in her bowel movements in the yard. The Vet's office
    said an x-ray would not show plastic, so to just keep on watching
    her. If Maggie stops eating or acts distressed at all, to get her
    right over to the office. For the life of me I can't figure out how she
    ever got ahold of this plastic. I've looked everywhere to find the
    rest of a whole fork, but can't find anything else.

    Since it's been two days, I hope like heck she's passed it all. I'm
    getting grayer by the minute.
    I've Been Boo'd

    I've been Frosted






    Men, it has been well said, think in herds. It will be seen that they go mad in herds, while they only recover their senses slowly, and one by one."
    Charles Mackay, Scottish journalist, circa 1841

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    Oh goodness! They have to put everything in their mouths to check out, don't they? Gracie has gotten hold of some doozies...but I think the bread twist tie worried more than any...I was able to get it away, but what if I hadn't!
    I am sure Maggie will be ok..she seems to be over the worst of it, most likely..

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    What puppies won't get into!! Finding pieces in the yard is the good news...I hope if thereisnaythingleft, it will pass soon.


    Maggie, you be careful what you are eating, and stopping worrying your momma so much!!!

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    Oh Maggie C'mon now, no holding back! We know it's in there somewhere...or maybe you already disposed of the stolen goods somewhere unknown to your mommy! But either way, I'll be keeping you in my thoughts sweetheart with the hopes that your over the worst of it now No scaring your mommy like that, Miss Maggie!

    Oh Liz, they sure know how to put the fear in us, don't they??? Sounds like she's going to be ok, but I understand totally your worries! Keeping Maggie in my thoughts and prayers

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    Thanks guys. Maggie ate all her supper tonight & even
    asked for a little more (which she got). What scares me is
    that I didn't hear any crunching sounds earlier than I did &
    the fact that I keep the trash well out of reach so I can't
    figure out where it came from.

    She is such a total sweetheart, it would break my heart for
    her to be hurt in any way. I truly love this little one.

    I'll be watching the poops for days to come.
    I've Been Boo'd

    I've been Frosted






    Men, it has been well said, think in herds. It will be seen that they go mad in herds, while they only recover their senses slowly, and one by one."
    Charles Mackay, Scottish journalist, circa 1841

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    hehehe,,, I am sure puppers will be just fine, and yes,, they sure do give us gray hairs!!

    At least she has manners,, she used his fork,,, be glad it wasnt a knife??

    Humor,, always go for the humor in things!!! Thinking of you and your baby!!!

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    Crazy Pup!

    This reminds me of the time Shaggy was discovered to have a gum wrapper in his "Droppings"! He was over at his "Girlfriend's" house and her owner discovered it! We laughed so hard. I am glad he was okay. It was just funny!
    The funniest story isn't about my dog but my brother... When he was a baby my mother was changing his diaper. She found a tag in his doo-doo. The tag said: "Made in Tawain". My mother then had to start questioning who the "real" father was!!!!
    Anyways, the next time you suspect your dog or cat of eating something poisonous or harmful there is a way to make them throw up. Give them a teaspoon (depending on weight) of hydrogen peroxide. The same stuff used in toothpaste and used in treating cuts. This will produce vomitting in about 10 minutes. Don't over do it. It can be dangerous and should ONLY be used in emergency.
    Scooby ate a plate full of chocolate chip cookies while I was talking to a neighbor. I had overloaded the cookies with chocolate chips because they were for me! I gave him about a teaspoon and a half. Within 10 minutes they came up. I recommend doing this outside! They can eat grass AFTERWARD! I promise the dog/cat will hate it but they will spit it up!
    Scooby, Shaggy the "Dogs", Ms. Thang the "Cat" and introducing Measley Weasle "The Ferret".

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    Originally posted by lizbud

    I'll be watching the poops for days to come.
    Yeah, Poop Patrol ~ WE kan relate ta dat!

    Not too long aftur SmokeMutt showed up...
    Dad <munched> on sum Chikin an fell asleep inna Kliner chair...
    Leavin da chikin bonez "unguarded"

    He woke up to a "kleen plate" an kalled the ER Vets...

    Dey sed to feed us a lotta BREAD - it would "pad" da bones an help
    em to "pass through". Also sed ta "Check da OutPut" fur
    blood and/or chikin "bits".
    (At 3 AM we drove 30 milez to buy a loaf a Bread!)
    Anna KAT wuz NOT Happie about bein FORCED ta eat Bread!)


    Fur TWO WEEKz we hadda do walkies onna LEASH!
    An Dad "baggied up" allua *stuff* and did an *exam* of ebery baggie.

    We tried ta tell him we <chewed> reel gud - but he dint lissen...
    Nebber found any blood;
    an only a few lil tiny chikin bone bits.

    "TIP" frum Dad:
    Chikin Bonez NOW get put rite inna Baggie;
    and are "stored" inna FREEZER till garbage nite!

    (There's NEBBER anythin "gud" inna kitchin trash kan!)

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    /s/ Cinder, Smokey & Heidi

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    Yup, any time one hears a *clicking noise* in and around a dog, one wants to check quickly. Things retrieved around here in the past have included pens and pencils, a plastic 7 day pill container complete with pills, and my husband's partial plate (teeth).

    I'm thinking that Maggie has survived the ingestion of the plastic fork. But one can't be too careful. When we got Tucker, he still had the scar from his having to have surgery for a blockage consisting of candy wrappers and dental floss and his former folks were still paying off his huge vet bill. Probably one of the reasons he was headed back to the shelter if we hadn't decided to adopt him.
    *Until one has loved an animal, a part of ones soul remains unawakened.* Anatole France

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    Originally posted by Rachel


    I'm thinking that Maggie has survived the ingestion of the plastic fork. But one can't be too careful. When we got Tucker, he still had the scar from his having to have surgery for a blockage consisting of candy wrappers and dental floss and his former folks were still paying off his huge vet bill. Probably one of the reasons he was headed back to the shelter if we hadn't decided to adopt him.
    Rachel,

    Yes, I think she has. A few days after the fork I caught
    Maggie with a Halls Mentholyptus cough drop. The paper was
    gone, but she spit out the cough drop. I guess she didn't like
    the taste. She keeps me busy.
    I've Been Boo'd

    I've been Frosted






    Men, it has been well said, think in herds. It will be seen that they go mad in herds, while they only recover their senses slowly, and one by one."
    Charles Mackay, Scottish journalist, circa 1841

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    Hehehe, in the past, Avalanche ate ceiling tile with fiberglass backing. Don't ask how she did that!!!

    Yes, these puppers sure do keep you on your toes! Glad everything came out in the end. (forgive the pun).
    Save a life, ADOPT!!
    Sue

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    (RB Gaylord and Bandit, fosters who have touched my heart)

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