Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Texas Coast
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When i was a kid and lived next door to Fred Flinstone, we alwasy gave chicken bones, etc to our bird dogs and never thouht a thing about it. We never had a single problem. Now that i know so much more, i shudder to think what could have happened to any one of them. A few years ago I was at the vets==I do think it was when KayCee was either getting the splint off her leg, or the stitches out following her knee surger--and i was back in the work area with her (my vet allows me all kinds of privies--he should I must have paid for about 15% of his new clinic)--and a chocolate lab pup was being worked on. His temp was 107 and he was almost limp. At that time they were not sure what was wrong with him. I later learned he had eaten a cooked pork chop bone and it had splinter and punctured his little tummy and he had peritonitis--he died.
Just a couple of weeks ago I was down at the mailbox with Buck and neighbor pulled up to get her mail and was petting Buck and asked him if he liked those bones. I asked her what bones and she said her husband had tossed pork rib bones over the fence to Buck. YIKES. I told he we did not allow our dogs to have any bones and I know he meant well, but tell him to not toss any food over to any of my dogs--they get just what they need from me and i want to make sure i know just what they are getting.
AT THE BRIDGE
SCOOTER 6/14/94 - 8/22/99
BUCK 2/8/95 - 5/15/07
HUNTER 8/19/99 - 10/16/03
KAYCEE 8-19-99 -5-25-08
HONEY ADOPTED GROWN 12/07/02 - 8/13/14
SOPHIE 1/8/04 - ADOPTED 2/17/15 - 10/12/16
GREAT PYRENEES SHAGGY adopted AT AGE 7 8/31/14 - 9/23/14 AGE 7
GREAT PYRENEES SIR MOOSE ADOPTED 9/30/14 ---- 12/5/18 AGE 11 1/2
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