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Ouch. Noisemakers in pet toys are a problem everywhere. I think the term lawyers like to throw around is "attractive nuisance"?

OTOH, in the SE, we end up around $1,500 to 2K for the same type of care/surgery. Guess it's b/c in WA they're re-paving their pool area, where in MS we're getting new tires for the double wide. Big Grin


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My Malamute used to do the same thing. Luckily he never swallowed one.
Hope he heals up ok.
 
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Keep him away from really big diamonds....


Look in the dog, Tony.





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Good vibes for continued recovery.

Vet didn't think he would pass the squeaker?

About 7 years ago when my American Pit Bull Terrier was around 6 months old, he chewed up and ate half a shower shoe (got a pic in archives somewhere). Threw up much of it but out of concern, took him to the vet and x-rays showed some of it still in there throughout the digestive system.

Vet worked with him to induce more vomiting and gave a whole bunch of enemas over about 24 hours. The vets efforts worked and Mason passed the obstructions. Vet really didn't want to operate on such a young pup and was just as relieved as I was that surgery ultimately wasn't necessary. Vet said if he hadn't passed the obstruction when he did, he was going to HAVE to operate.


I'm surprised the vet wouldn't prefer to let it pass, myself. My Dad practiced Veterinary medicine for 57 years, and the list of things he's seen a dog pass is amazing.




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Look in the dog, Tony.


"Dag" Big Grin

That sucks big time, glad he'll be OK. We took in a cat left in a box on the Church steps and had to pay $700 to fix a jacked up tooth, thought that was bad enough!




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I hope all goes well with recovery.

Our 6 year old lab would eat socks and underwear - passing all of them. Last year, she ate a tampon and it did it's job. $2850 and an overnight stay and she's fine. However, the trash cans in the bathrooms are facing the wall and she can't pry open the lid now.


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Good vibes for continued recovery.

Vet didn't think he would pass the squeaker?

About 7 years ago when my American Pit Bull Terrier was around 6 months old, he chewed up and ate half a shower shoe (got a pic in archives somewhere). Threw up much of it but out of concern, took him to the vet and x-rays showed some of it still in there throughout the digestive system.

Vet worked with him to induce more vomiting and gave a whole bunch of enemas over about 24 hours. The vets efforts worked and Mason passed the obstructions. Vet really didn't want to operate on such a young pup and was just as relieved as I was that surgery ultimately wasn't necessary. Vet said if he hadn't passed the obstruction when he did, he was going to HAVE to operate.


I'm surprised the vet wouldn't prefer to let it pass, myself. My Dad practiced Veterinary medicine for 57 years, and the list of things he's seen a dog pass is amazing.


Not trying to be a weisenheimer here, but I suspect he wasn't as prone to litigious clients as vets today are. Wink


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Dog and cat toys should be made of digestible materials. Hell, there are even "plastics" that will compost.
 
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i didn't think this was a problem.

My mini poodle would always for the squeaker. She would get at the toy until she got hold of the squeaker. Then it won't squeak anymore. I never thought she would eat it.



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I'm surprised the vet wouldn't prefer to let it pass, myself. My Dad practiced Veterinary medicine for 57 years, and the list of things he's seen a dog pass is amazing.


Not trying to be a weisenheimer here, but I suspect he wasn't as prone to litigious clients as vets today are. Wink


As I understand it, pets are treated as property in a legal sense. Damages are therefore very limited.

What I am getting at is his recommendations were based on what's in the best interest of the pets and owners and his 50 plus years of experience, not in the best interest of his bank account.




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I'm surprised the vet wouldn't prefer to let it pass, myself. My Dad practiced Veterinary medicine for 57 years, and the list of things he's seen a dog pass is amazing.


Not trying to be a weisenheimer here, but I suspect he wasn't as prone to litigious clients as vets today are. Wink


As I understand it, pets are treated as property in a legal sense. Damages are therefore very limited.

What I am getting at is his recommendations were based on what's in the best interest of the pets and owners and his 50 plus years of experience, not in the best interest of his bank account.


Many vets, myself included, would take offense at the suggestion that my recommendation is solely for "the best interest" of my (our/their/his) bank account. I'm sure you really didn't mean that like it reads, right?


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Many vets, myself included, would take offense at the suggestion that my recommendation is solely for "the best interest" of my (our/their/his) bank account. I'm sure you really didn't mean that like it reads, right?


I am in no way slighting the profession, it is, I believe, an extraordinarily noble profession. Human nature is, however, human nature. Surely you are not so naive as to believe that vets by virtue of their choice of profession are somehow completely immune from such temptations? Temptations that become all to real when faced with the necessity of running a profitable business. It is because they are human, not because they are vets.




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Look in the dog, Tony.


"Dag" Big Grin

That sucks big time, glad he'll be OK. We took in a cat left in a box on the Church steps and had to pay $700 to fix a jacked up tooth, thought that was bad enough!
Huh. I paid over $4000 to have a broken leg fixed on a little feral cat that comes to my back yard to eat. (She's a sweetie, though, and lets me pet her.)

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Many vets, myself included, would take offense at the suggestion that my recommendation is solely for "the best interest" of my (our/their/his) bank account. I'm sure you really didn't mean that like it reads, right?


I am in no way slighting the profession, it is, I believe, an extraordinarily noble profession. Human nature is, however, human nature. Surely you are not so naive as to believe that vets by virtue of their choice of profession are somehow completely immune from such temptations? Temptations that become all to real when faced with the necessity of running a profitable business. It is because they are human, not because they are vets.


Ok, point well taken.


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