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Old 09-20-2008, 07:14 AM
 
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My weim got an ear of cooked corn on the cob out of the strainer last night and ATE it!!! I can't believe she would do that. When I saw she was eating something I got it from her but most of it was gone. I am going to call the vet but wonder if anyone here had a dog who ate something similiar
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Old 09-20-2008, 07:44 AM
 
Location: USA
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I think she'll be fine. My dog grabbed a sandwich off of a coffee table once. It was gone it seconds.
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Old 09-20-2008, 07:49 AM
 
Location: Portland, Maine
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The dog will be fine. The same thing happened with one of mine awhile back. They can't digest corn very well and you will definitely see it when he poops but it shouldn't harm him.
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Old 09-20-2008, 08:04 AM
 
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Sorry, I re-read what I wrote. See below

I am more worried about the cob than the corn.. She is a counter surfer but I never thought she would eat corn on the cob..
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Old 09-20-2008, 08:08 AM
 
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My dogs love corn on the cob, or denuded cobs. It seems to act a bit like Metamucil, fiber, but otherwise, there's no problem.
Now, when the beagle chews through tin cans...
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Old 09-20-2008, 08:26 AM
 
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Keeper, you are right to be concerned. Corn cobs are indigestible and can cause intestinal obstructions and perforations. Your dog is a large breed, and will probably be fine, but do watch for signs of discomfort and blockage. One of my dogs (a smaller breed) ate a cob once and became very ill. He finally passed it but it wasn't pretty.

Best wishes....
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Old 09-20-2008, 08:58 AM
 
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Oh great.. Metamucil..

Thanks.. I am concerned and mad at myself for leaving it in the colander but I really never thought she would eat corn on the cob.

She is a BIG girl, I am just hoping she chewed it up enough.
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Old 09-20-2008, 10:00 AM
 
Location: Southeast Idaho
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Keeper I hope you've gotten her to the vet! Cleo ate a corncob quite a few years ago at a cookout. She was offlead and I would have had to chase her through the county to get it away from her.

I kept an eye on her stools and saw corn kernals, thought well must mean she was alright. Wrong! She harbored this in her stomach for six weeks! Had her with me at the kennel one day letting her play and the next day she seemed to be momma's girl. Laid on me while watching the baseball playoffs. Then the diarrhea began, so much that I was concerned about dehydration and gave her some gatorade. Grape wasn't her flavor and caused her to vomit. It almost appeared she had thrown up a stool. Curious I grabbed a plastic baggie to pick it up and could feel it was the corn cob or at least it's remains.

I was waiting at the clinic for the vet with bag in hand and we got her into x-ray. He was 100% but felt nothing else was in there. I wasn't going to be content with that and had him run a series of barium x-rays to be 100%.

I was quite lucky I didn't lose my girl as that type of obstruction could have killed her!
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Old 09-20-2008, 12:29 PM
 
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My GSP likes to nibble on the cob if her gets one. Usually all I find is a quite denuded cob, all the butter and kernal remains gone. But I've always gotten it before he ate the whole thing. I hope your dog's OK!
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Old 09-20-2008, 01:06 PM
 
Location: Taylors, SC
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Keeper, you are right to be concerned. Corn cobs are indigestible and can cause intestinal obstructions and perforations. Your dog is a large breed, and will probably be fine, but do watch for signs of discomfort and blockage. One of my dogs (a smaller breed) ate a cob once and became very ill. He finally passed it but it wasn't pretty.

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This is true! So for the op, don't feed your dog corn cobs!
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