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Tonight Obi gave me the biggest scare to date.

He was left unattended in the house(I was upstairs and son was in the house, but went outside w/o putting the dog in his crate). Anyway, while he wasn't supervised, he managed to grab my husbands wallet off of the counter, AND a bottle of Ibuprofen.

I don't know how the little bugger did it, but he managed to get the childproof cover off(push down and turn) and ate 10-12 tablets. Shortly after, he threw up on the couch.

Son came back inside, discovered the vomit and called me down. After I cleaned it up, I noticed the empty bottle laying on the floor. I thought I was going to have a heart attack.

I called the vet immediately and the answering service called the vet on call, who in return called me. He ammount he consumed was well under toxic levels, so I have to keep an eye on him, but he should be OK.


So what has your dog eaten that almost gave you a heart attack??
 

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Worst thing I can think of just because it was nasty was last winter outside emma found a dead mouse in the snow and decided to see how it tasted and I had to pull it out've her mouth. Yuck! lol
 

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Last year, after going almost 2 months without seizures, Morgan ate a Presto Log and had to have her stomach pumped, twice. Of course then the seizures came back, but at least she was still alive !!
 

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Tonight Obi gave me the biggest scare to date.

He was left unattended in the house(I was upstairs and son was in the house, but went outside w/o putting the dog in his crate). Anyway, while he wasn't supervised, he managed to grab my husbands wallet off of the counter, AND a bottle of Ibuprofen.

I don't know how the little bugger did it, but he managed to get the childproof cover off(push down and turn) and ate 10-12 tablets. Shortly after, he threw up on the couch.

Son came back inside, discovered the vomit and called me down. After I cleaned it up, I noticed the empty bottle laying on the floor. I thought I was going to have a heart attack.

I called the vet immediately and the answering service called the vet on call, who in return called me. He ammount he consumed was well under toxic levels, so I have to keep an eye on him, but he should be OK.


So what has your dog eaten that almost gave you a heart attack??

Welcome to having a golden puppy. our first visit at the Vet, our vet told us/asked you know this will never stop(Roxy was a pogo stick) 7 yrs later, she still hasnt. if i could tell you the things she has eaten.... but you are a great mom, keep a close eye on him and i'm sure you both will be fine:wave:
 

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My old dog Pal got into Comet (the cleaner with bleach). Long story. He was completely fine after a few hours of neon green coming out both ends.
 

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Tucker: We have a long list. The strangest thing he ate was the 36 inch webbed leather belt. Scariest was the Foxglove. Wild mushrooms drive me crazy. He really enjoyed the 23 Chocolate Hostess Cupcakes, but when the wrappers came up almost a week later I was a bit surprised. Brillo pad came out with no problem. Ritalin, induced vomiting. Thermacare Heatwrap, not that, was interesting. We've got more. Thankfully he doesn't get into as much trouble now that he is six.

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Zoey had tea tree oil, that was scary. She also ate base board and drywall when she was a pup. Doesnt take long for them to get into stuff.
 

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The worst for Noah was not ingested mostly thank goodness, but took hours to fix.

He was in the bathroom sleeping and everything you can think of making sure was not at his grasp was up. He was about 5 months old. I wake in the middle of the night ot hear digging on the side of the tub. You know how goldens like the tub...so I did not think much about it. He seemed to be having a really good time, so I called him into the room. In the dark I see him walking toward me...but something is off. He is walking like a cat with tape on it's feet (i have never done that to a cat).

Anyway I see his shape in the dark walking and I'm like this is not right so I turn the lights on and he is covered from about the knee down with white goppy sticky stuff. It looked like plaster...all legs.

I walk into the bathroom as I have no clue what he got into and I'm yelling to my husband to wake-up...my beautiful puppy is a mess.

He was digging the side ot the tub, well on the side of the tub was a rubber weaterh type strip along the floor. It was about 6 feet by 3 inches. Well now it was about 3 feet by nothing. His digging I assume caused it to go soft like a plaster and he must have thought this was great.

I freaked out. Did he eat it? it was stuck all over his legs. Would not come off...he was a sticky mess. I finally figured out wrapping warm cloths around his legs for 5 to 10 minutes made this stuff roll off...but we did suffer some clumps that had to be cut off. I was in tears...I wish I had a photo of him...he was such a mess. He also could careless.

After we cleaned the outside I worried about the inside, over the next week of so he had white small globs every so often in his poop.
 

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Tucker: We have a long list. The strangest thing he ate was the 36 inch webbed leather belt. Scariest was the Foxglove. Wild mushrooms drive me crazy. He really enjoyed the 23 Chocolate Hostess Cupcakes, but when the wrappers came up almost a week later I was a bit surprised. Brillo pad came out with no problem. Ritalin, induced vomiting. Thermacare Heatwrap, not that, was interesting. We've got more. Thankfully he doesn't get into as much trouble now that he is six.
Too funny, I think Tucker and my Toby are soulmates in the eating indiscretion derby. Worst item--my cell phone. Second worst items--husband's reading glasses.

Funniest items--a whole can of unopened honey roasted almonds (with scissors next to the can??), half a peanut butter jar (major stomach distress), a large quantity of hubby's Nestle's Quik (the big warehouse container--major indigestion), a big container of Quaker Oats (major indigestion). Maybe he was hinting for me to make him some peanut butter oatmeal and chocolate cookies?

Grossest--roadkill. Yuk--resulted in a tapeworm once. All of the above food indiscretions happened during the time between the roadkill and the discovery of the tapeworm. He was a hungry boy! On another occassion he grabbed roadkill on a walk and had it nabbed out of his mouth by a hungry mamma feral cat--scared the living daylights out of us (and I was wondering how I was going to get it out of his mouth when we got home).

Our other counter-surfer Barkley--half a pan of brownies and half a pan of blondies, pans left on the counter by husband. Pans were still sitting on counter when I got home and discovered. He left one bite in each pan. Maybe he thought we wouldn't notice? He also ate several slices of pizza left out by hubby on counter--leaving one bite for us. He's also scarfed full bags of Oreos hubby left on the counter. There is a common thread here and I've finally "retrained" hubby to put his junk food up!

He also would take loaves of bread and devour them, though I think he shared them with our first Golden. We stopped eating bread and stopped that problem.

It is somewhat disconcerting to see evidence of plastic pieces and strands from tug ropes come out in the poo.
 

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The worst thing my dog ever ate was a pincushion full of silk pins - I should have known not to leave the room even for a second with the way he was eye that dangling strawberry !

2 vet clinics opened in the middle of the night (one was my trainers since King was due at the regionals in a few days) and a lot of XRays and rice later he was fine, Scary ... oh yeah.

Somewhat funny now to remember those prancing feet and dancing eyes as he was just waiting to see if that strawberry fell, but the aftermath, well not so funny,
 

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I think Bailey has eaten a couple of mushrooms once in our yard. She had it coming out of both ends. Poor thing. Bailey has also eaten a mouse that the cats have gotten and left for us.
 

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Well, yesterday Flora ate the carpet, although I think she did a lot more pulling and chewing than she did actual ingesting. :doh:

Carmella ate a whole box of Fanny May chocolate covered almonds, MY birthday pound cake, a king sized Reese's Peanut Butter Cups, and god knows what else. She was fine with everything, although with the Fanny May she did poop almonds for several days.
 

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it wasn't necessarily scary..but growing up we had a cocker spaniel Alf, and he somehow got into food coloring and we found him all covered in blue dye, all over him and the walls, floor, etc. etc...so far sophie just has an appetite for wee wee pads, which we will thankfully be phasing out soon now that she's allowed outside this week!! finally!! :)
 

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Besides rocks...the worst thing lucky ate or was eating....was a lead pipe.

He actually loved it so much he was guarding it. It took a lot of treats to get that thing away.
 

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For us, the scariest was the freshness pack from some smoked porkchops. Luckily I saw him do it- my wife was reading the package and did not notice that it fell on the ground. We induced vomiting, and luckily he thru it up. So glad he did not chew it. More recently was a chicken bone from some fried chicken. Never saw it again. We suspect he chewed it up enough to digest it. Luckily they were pretty soft.
 

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Most interesting? The whole canteloupe - rind and all.

Scariest? The bottle of Benadryl they got the lid off of. The pills themselves were scattered all over. After inducing vomiting, turned out they didn't actually eat any of them.
 

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Well, Biscuit doesn't eat poisonous stuff (knocking on my wooden head :)) but he has an appetite for socks, children's underwear and hand towels/rags. The 1st sock he ever ate was the one he quickly stole off of a childs' foot and swallowed it whole when he was only 5 mo old. It was down the hatch before I could even get to it :eek:

Since then he has eaten so many clothing items that I have lost count. He generally pukes them back up or poops them out. I have young children in the house and even though they know the rules about putting all socks and underwear in the hamper they still manage to drop some without noticing.
 
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