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Max's Mom
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Hey everyone, so this is REALLY embarassing. We finally got our new pup last week and he is everything we expected and more. Today he swallowed a plastic/rubber spider from a Halloween decoration:no:. Before I could even get his mouth open it was gone....he didn't even chew! Being a new pup owner I am extremely worried that he won't be able to pass this and I'm not sure if I should 'wait and see' or call the vet in the morning. Any help would be much appreciated!!!

Here is a photo of what exactly he swallowed.
 

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Daisy - my heart
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Daisy's eaten a few plastic things in her lifetime. She usually throws it back up in a couple of hours. I don't believe dogs can digest plastic....heck, it stays in landfills for eons. So it will either come up or pass through.

I would call your vet, there has to be an emergency vet on call and just let them know what happened. They might have some advice for you.

Don't be embarrassed. Welcome to the world of golden retrievers. One of our member's goldens swallowed a pager once! Our dogs are quick!
 

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I imagine he'll either throw it up sometime soon or poop it out later LOL Mine have eaten the weirdest things and always have managed to get it out one way or another!!
 

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OMG, not to hijack the OP ... but Daisy ate a rope at the lake a couple of weeks ago. I had no idea until she started pooping it out the next morning. Only it wouldn't come all the way out !!!

You can imagine the rest :p:
 

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OMG, not to hijack the OP ... but Daisy ate a rope at the lake a couple of weeks ago. I had no idea until she started pooping it out the next morning. Only it wouldn't come all the way out !!!

You can imagine the rest :p:

I've "helped" my dogs with undies and long blades of grass (SAM) and socks (DILLON)... gross.. but amusing later on after I've sufficiently washed my hands enough. :p:
 

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I've "helped" my dogs with undies and long blades of grass (SAM) and socks (DILLON)... gross.. but amusing later on after I've sufficiently washed my hands enough. :p:
It's a prestigious club, isn't it? :) I was hoping it wasn't like some magic trick LOL

We're probably scaring the OP half to death now.
 

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That's a thought, but please don't do that unless you call the vet first. Dogs are very good about throwing things up naturally, if they don't belong where they are. That's been my experience with Daisy anyway.
 

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I'm thinking from the ratio of plastic spidey to hand, things will probably be fine.

Never hurts to call the vet, though. Silly puppies.
 

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I would call your vet. That is pretty big for a small pup to move along their system IMO.. I also wouldn't induce vomiting unless your vet thinks you should as it may be hard to get back up. Measure it so you can tell the vet the size of what was swallowed, that it was hard plastic (?), etc.
 

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I'm not a vet, but I can't imagine a problem. It should pass just fine. So long as your pup is eating, drinking, peeing and pooping okay (and not puking), there's no need to panic. Pups eat all sorts of strange things and live to tell the tale!

In general, you don't want to induce vomiting unless advised by a vet. Lots of things can do WAY MORE DAMAGE coming up.
 

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This is such a classic golden puppy manuver- I hope he is just fine! My friend's boxer pup ate a crackerjacks prize package before anyone had opened it and she couldnt sleep all night worrying. It came out just fine ( though extremely gross)! It was a mini book of fake tattoos!
 

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We used to have a border collie mix "Calvin" that would eat cat toy fuzzy mice. He would throw them up....but never any fuzz left just the plastic bodies. Always a nice thing to step on first thing in the morning. Hope your puppy is ok...
 

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Thanks for the advice. I forgot to mention that our pup will be 10 weeks old tomorrow, so he's not a tiny pup. Oh, and that the legs of the spider are very bendable and soft...it's just the body that is harder.
 

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Jo Ellen! What are you and Marlene talking about?! GROSS! I sure hope I'm never a member of that club. There are some things I draw the line at, and that would sure be pushing it! EW!
 

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I am sure your pup will be ok...my they are quick arent they?

Buddy ate a plastic shopping bag once. He pooped and it was just hanging there....I had to pull it out. ( seemed to be pulling forever) We were in public...and a lot of eyes on me. I was not very well liked to begin with. ( female foreigner with a big ol' goofy dog in a very traditional minded country )....I high-fived Buddy for that one :)
 

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Okay, so it's been a week since the whole spider incident and it STILL hasn't come out either end!! I've been checking poo for the last week and nothing. Is it ever going to come out? I'm starting to think it's waiting to make a 'special' appearance on Halloween...lol. Max is doing fine though, doesn't seem to be bothering him at all. He's still a very hyper, playful Golden!
 

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After reading this I am not so paranoid about the kleenex mine eats. I caught her once pulling one tissue out after another...

Spider toys or real spiders--both are gross.
 

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Okay, so it's been a week since the whole spider incident and it STILL hasn't come out either end!! I've been checking poo for the last week and nothing. Is it ever going to come out? I'm starting to think it's waiting to make a 'special' appearance on Halloween...lol. Max is doing fine though, doesn't seem to be bothering him at all. He's still a very hyper, playful Golden!
As long as he is eating/drinking/pooping/peeing normally, I wouldn't worry about it! :)


Jo Ellen! What are you and Marlene talking about?! GROSS! I sure hope I'm never a member of that club. There are some things I draw the line at, and that would sure be pushing it! EW!
It's not a club I ever hoped to be a part of LOL but I couldn't just let the poor boy stand there struggling all night to get it out himself!! :doh:
 

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Jo Ellen! What are you and Marlene talking about?! GROSS! I sure hope I'm never a member of that club. There are some things I draw the line at, and that would sure be pushing it! EW!

trust me, when they get half of whatever it is out and start struggling, just put the poopy bag on your hand and help it along. otherwise they start dragging their butt on the ground to get it loose and it's alot more work to clean up.

as for Max - are you sure he actually ate it? a week seems like a long time for it not to have reappeared.
 
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