The Dog!

Lounge By scionmom Updated 20 Nov 2009 , 1:04am by crazydoglady

scionmom Posted 23 Oct 2009 , 3:45pm
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This is not a question or anything, just something to make ppl smile. My dog ate an icing bag... tip, coupler and all! I left him for 5 min to take a cake to my childrens school. Apparently he didnt like that, because when I got home he had icing on his chin and the bag was gone. He was able to lick it off b4 I could get a pic. But just wanted to share... I think I officially have the dumbest dog in the world.

Have a great day fellow CCr's

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letsgetcaking Posted 23 Oct 2009 , 3:48pm
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Hahahaha! Geez, no cake ingredients are safe, are they? That's a great story! How big is your dog?

awestervelt Posted 23 Oct 2009 , 3:52pm
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I hope he passes it and doesn't have to have surgery.

scionmom Posted 23 Oct 2009 , 4:00pm
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I hope no surgery also... I will definately keep an eye on him the next 24 hours. He is big 70 lb boxer... I usually leave him in the cage while I leave but felt so bad for leaving him in while I was working on the cake that I thought he would be no problem for 5 minutes... I should have known better!

Mike1394 Posted 23 Oct 2009 , 4:06pm
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Can we have the recipe? It must be some pretty good stuff icon_biggrin.gif J/K Hope he's ok.

Mike

newmansmom2004 Posted 23 Oct 2009 , 4:08pm
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I hope no surgery also... I will definately keep an eye on him the next 24 hours. He is big 70 lb boxer... I usually leave him in the cage while I leave but felt so bad for leaving him in while I was working on the cake that I thought he would be no problem for 5 minutes... I should have known better!




Not trying to scare you or anything, but aside from the humorous aspect, this is potentially a very dangerous situation for the dog. I think I'd be taking him to the vet just as a precaution. Plastic in a dog's digestive tract can be fatal if it gets caught up and the dog can't pass it. Regardless of how well he chewed up the bag, anything he ate can get caught up in his intestines and that's some very serious business. Your vet can take an x-ray to see what's going on in there. And...if there was chocolate in the icing, that's another issue as chocolate is toxic to dogs.

Let us know how it all turns out.

superwawa Posted 23 Oct 2009 , 4:12pm
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Originally Posted by awestervelt

I hope he passes it and doesn't have to have surgery.




Ha-Ha! Hopefully it was a small tip/coupler...

But seriously I hope he's OK.

playingwithsugar Posted 23 Oct 2009 , 4:14pm
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I had a dog who ate half a calculator. She lived through it.

I hope that wasn't a star tip or leaf tip on the end of that bag.

Let us know what happens.

Theresa icon_smile.gif

sadsmile Posted 23 Oct 2009 , 4:31pm
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I second newmansmom. I worked in an animal hospital as a Veterinary Tech. A foreign body can ball up and cause an obstruction in the stomach, sm intestine, lg intestine or rectum. That is serious and life threatening if it becomes stuck any where along the exit route. If the bowels erupt the toxin emitted is basically a death sentence. I would take him in for an ultrasound. The best coarse of treatment is for him to remain in the animal hospital so he can be watched for any signs of an obstruction and can be given subsequent ultrasounds to watch the passage of the tip and bag. The bag will not show up on an xray so insist on an ultrasound. Make sure your vets office has an ultra sound. It is a possibility that the bag and tip are sererated due to chewing. Some animals can just pass it. But some can not and wind up in serious condition. Best of luck to him! Please let us know what happens!

KHalstead Posted 23 Oct 2009 , 4:49pm
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I had a dog one time that ate a part of a dish towel that had spaghetti sauce on it, chewed it right off the edge of the towel. couldn't have been more than a 1-2" section and it got stuck in her intestines and she almost died. She had to have surgery, but it had ruined her intestines...eventually she had to have most of her intestines removed and was put on special food (already partial digested food) and it shortened her life span immensely!! I would call the vet.

scionmom Posted 23 Oct 2009 , 5:20pm
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I have actually already called my vet and he has told me to watch him for the next 24 hours and said that if anything strange starts happening or if his bowels stop then I am to call him ASAP! i am pretty worried about him, and if i hadnt spoke with the vet I would be freaking out, because I know that it could hurt him, even tho he eats ANYTHING that is left out. It wasnt chocolate and I have searched everywhere for the bag or icing and havent found any of it, wouldnt think he would eat the whole thing, but that is the only thing I can come up with. I really hope this doesnt hurt him, because he is a member of our family!
Just wanted to give all an update and let you kno i am not just sittin around waiting for him to get sick.

janebrophy Posted 23 Oct 2009 , 5:29pm
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My old dog once ate a whole bag of hershey's kisses...foil wrappers included! He was fine, and did pass everything ok, but let's just say it was not the most comfortable situation for him!

Hope your Pooch is feeling better soon!!

sadsmile Posted 23 Oct 2009 , 5:30pm
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Didn't think you were...(((((HUGS))))) It is pretty scary. You know to watch for bloat symptoms too right? Just continue keeping a close eye on that big fur-baby of yours and take him in if anything. Did you confirm if that office has an ultrasound machine?

newmansmom2004 Posted 23 Oct 2009 , 8:07pm
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Originally Posted by scionmom

I have actually already called my vet and he has told me to watch him for the next 24 hours and said that if anything strange starts happening or if his bowels stop then I am to call him ASAP! i am pretty worried about him, and if i hadnt spoke with the vet I would be freaking out, because I know that it could hurt him, even tho he eats ANYTHING that is left out. It wasnt chocolate and I have searched everywhere for the bag or icing and havent found any of it, wouldnt think he would eat the whole thing, but that is the only thing I can come up with. I really hope this doesnt hurt him, because he is a member of our family!
Just wanted to give all an update and let you kno i am not just sittin around waiting for him to get sick.




Good for you for letting the vet know. Now that he or she knows what's happened the office can be prepared and ready if he does have a problem. Will keep fingers crossed that he just passes everything without incident. It is tough when you have a dog who eats anything and everything in sight. One of ours is that way - five minutes after she eats her dinner she's scouring the floor for anything edible (and that's not even a requirement for her!) - bugs, tidbits left from the other dog's bowl, dustbunnies, you name it. They're such oddball animals sometimes!

sadsmile Posted 23 Oct 2009 , 8:35pm
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One of my cats will eat dust bunnies. Darnedest thing, she'll spend a good 5 minutes with her wheezy heave and hacking cough-coughing up a fur ball and then if she can find a dust bunny she'll eat it. -Scratching my head- what like you need any more fiber in your diet! Silly thing. I have to Swiffer my tile floors and vacuum under everything daily or she will find a fur ball and eat it. On tile they are more like fur-tumble weeds.

sugalips Posted 23 Oct 2009 , 8:36pm
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Poor pooch. My "boys" have eaten toys, socks, buttons, loaves of bread, entire briskets, etc. and my son's bull mastiff enjoys beer cans and glass Christmas ornaments. You try to keep EVERYTHING out of reach, but if they are mad at you they will do anything. icon_mad.gif Hope the cake was left alone!

LaBellaFlor Posted 23 Oct 2009 , 10:36pm
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We used to have a mini pinscher and he ate my dauhgter's entire Godiva chocolate bar. He then turned around and ate my oldest daughter chocolate cheesecake. He was such a little dog, but it just didn't phase him. In fact, we had to watch him when there was chocolate around, cause he would be on it. I swear he used to worry us.

CakeMommyTX Posted 23 Oct 2009 , 10:56pm
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how toxic is chocolate to dogs?
my dog just ate 3/4 of a 12" red velvet cake, it had cocoa and a box of choco pudding in it, is that gonna be harmful?
that'll teach me to bring home extra cake for the hubby...dumb dog, and it was a really yummy cake also

LaBellaFlor Posted 23 Oct 2009 , 11:01pm
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It's supposed to be like poison to them, but it just never seemed to have an effect on our dog. It didn't even effect his bowels and he was like 10 lbs.

newmansmom2004 Posted 23 Oct 2009 , 11:04pm
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how toxic is chocolate to dogs?
my dog just ate 3/4 of a 12" red velvet cake, it had cocoa and a box of choco pudding in it, is that gonna be harmful?
that'll teach me to bring home extra cake for the hubby...dumb dog, and it was a really yummy cake also




The theobromine in chocolate is what's toxic. A friend of ours had a small toy dog who ate an entire bag of Hershey kisses and she died. I think the size of the dog vs. how much is ingested is key, plus each dog is different. Also - beware if you have cocoa bean mulch (becoming very popular in gardens). That is also toxic to dogs.

Here's some information from talktothevet dot com.

The truth is chocolate contains theobromine that is toxic to dogs in sufficient quantities. This is a xanthine compound in the same family of caffeine, and theophylline.

Toxic Levels

The good news is that it takes, on average, a fairly large amount of theobromine 100-150 mg/kg to cause a toxic reaction. Although there are variables to consider like the individual sensitivity, animal size and chocolate concentration.

On average,
Milk chocolate contains 44 mg of theobromine per oz.
Semisweet chocolate contains 150mg/oz.
Baker's chocolate 390mg/oz.

Using a dose of 100 mg/kg as the toxic dose it comes out roughly as:
1 ounce per 1 pound of body weight for Milk chocolate
1 ounce per 3 pounds of body weight for Semisweet chocolate
1 ounce per 9 pounds of body weight for Baker's chocolate.

So, for example, 2 oz. of Baker's chocolate can cause great risk to an 15 lb. dog. Yet, 2 oz. of Milk chocolate usually will only cause digestive problems.

Clinical Signs

Xanthines affect the nervous system, cardiovascular system and peripheral nerves. It has a diuretic effect as well. Clinical signs:

Hyper excitability
Hyper irritability
Increased heart rate
Restlessness
Increased urination
Muscle tremors
Vomiting
Diarrhea

Treatment

There is no specific antidote for this poisoning. And the half life of the toxin is 17.5 hours in dogs. Induce vomiting in the first 1-2 hours if the quantity is unknown. Administering activated charcoal may inhibit absorption of the toxin. An anticonvulsant might be indicated if neurological signs are present and needs to be controlled. Oxygen therapy, intravenous medications, and fluids might be needed to protect the heart.

Milk chocolate will often cause diarrhea 12-24 hours after ingestion. This should be treated symptomatically (fluids, etc..) to prevent dehydration.

If you suspect your pet has ingested chocolate contact your Vet immediately! They can help you determine the the proper treatment for your pet.

Barb00 Posted 23 Oct 2009 , 11:25pm
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I had a friend whose spaniel got into the chocolate chips while they were on vacation and someone else was watching the dog. Dog died a very unpleasant and untimely death. My sweetie Frenchie somehow captured a dark chocolate cupcake from the counter while the batch was cooling one day. I called the animal emergency hotline. Had to give her hydrogen peroxide on yogurt to make her vomit. It's the dark chocolate that will kill them. Be careful!

crazydoglady Posted 24 Oct 2009 , 1:15pm
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i think it depends on the dog, especially it's size. my german shepherd ate 13 candy bars and i didn't know it until the wrappers started appearing at the other end.

jillangel Posted 25 Oct 2009 , 12:09am
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Dumb dog syndrome must be going around. I have a Golden Retriever/Collie mix and the goof nosed around in the trash after I threw out a toothpick with blue food coloring on it the other night. His whole head, beak and neck were blue. Hysterical it was. Like a kid getting caught with a face full of chocolate like you wouldn't notice! Hope your doggie is ok!

mustang1964 Posted 25 Oct 2009 , 3:29am
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scionmom
I truly hope your dog is o.k.
Since you posted that you hope it would make people smile, I have to tell you what my 17 year old son said when I told him. So what tip is in there and what design will it be when it starts to come out? icon_lol.gif (leave it to a guy) gross.

scionmom Posted 25 Oct 2009 , 4:24am
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He is doing just fine... it actually passed through tonight! I was really starting to get worried, but he is good although I am sure it was quite painful for him because it was just kinda hangin.... ewwww... cant talk about that anymore it was just REALLY gross!

Mustang... LOL! I had a friend that said the same thing and was joking that he was gonna be poopin stars for a few days... I told her it was just a dot and there were not going to be any stars out of my dogs butt...LOL

newmansmom2004 Posted 25 Oct 2009 , 3:02pm
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Happy to hear the dog is doing well and that he's passing all the "goodies" he ate. I've been wondering about him.

Maybe that'll keep him from doing it again...but I doubt it! Some dogs just never learn. LOL!

crazydoglady Posted 25 Oct 2009 , 3:22pm
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i'm so glad your dog is ok!
i know what you mean by "just kind of hangin". i've had to assist in that type of thing *gag* so my dogs must know how much i love them.

veronica720 Posted 27 Oct 2009 , 1:04am
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I had a great dane that once ate 3 bags of bite size chocolate candy bars. The candy was on the dining room table in the middle and the bowl was not even moved an inch. Still not sure how he managed that. He was fine and his business was very colorful the next day or so.

One of my dogs now (dark brown one in pic) reached up to the counter and licked all the cream gravy out of a bowl. He came in the living room covered in gravy, it was all over his face and chest. In the kitchen it was all over the counter and splattered on the side of the fridge and on the canisters. It was very funny to see, but man I was mad at him. At first he just acted like nothing happened, crazy dog....gotta love'em!!!

crazydoglady Posted 27 Oct 2009 , 1:29pm
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i had a dog that got into a box of cheerios.
i could tell because the box got stuck on his head.
the big bear of a dog body with a bright yellow box head was a hoot.

Pookie59 Posted 28 Oct 2009 , 9:42pm
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Originally Posted by scionmom

He is big 70 lb boxer...




I should have known. Boxers must be part goat (my boxer puppy tries to eat everything) and they sure don't like it when you leave. I hate putting the puppy in his crate too, but I know if I didn't I'd be oh, so sorry!

Hope he survives.

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