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Old 12-02-2009, 07:49 PM
 
Location: Dallas, Tx
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I think Bella has started chewing the ends off of a blanket that sits in Busters bed. It's a chenille blanket that frays out on the end so it has strings hanging off of it. At least that is what I think she's been chewing on. I've already gotten rid of the rope toy that has strings on the end of it because I noticed she was eating those. She threw up a couple of mornings ago and it looked like it had string in it, then the other day when she pooped I noticed a string like thing hanging out of her butt when I brought her back inside, and just 10 minutes ago Buster jumped up on the couch and dropped what looked like a poo covered piece of string.

She's eating and going to the bathroom fine so I'm not really worried about anything being blocked at this point, I just don't know what she's getting into or if it is string. Could it be something else?
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Old 12-02-2009, 08:25 PM
 
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String of ANY kind is extremely dangerous for any dog to ingest. Or any cat. You are very, very fortunate that your girl didn't get a serious obstruction.

Get RID of that chenille thingy! And count your blessings.
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Old 12-02-2009, 08:39 PM
 
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String of ANY kind is extremely dangerous for any dog to ingest. Or any cat. You are very, very fortunate that your girl didn't get a serious obstruction.

Get RID of that chenille thingy! And count your blessings.

With the risk of sounding stupid, is that all it could be? My other dog never chewed on things like this, kept to his toys and was relatively good when it came to things like that.
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Old 12-02-2009, 08:50 PM
 
Location: Cedar Park/NW Austin
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If it's not string, it's worms...
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Old 12-02-2009, 09:00 PM
 
Location: Dallas, Tx
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If it's not string, it's worms...

Aren't worms small normally? This looked about the length of the string on the end of the blanket....just covered in poop. I thought worms were smaller and white?
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Old 12-02-2009, 09:02 PM
 
Location: Cedar Park/NW Austin
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Roundworms can get pretty long, up to 6" or so, and they can be vomited up.
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Old 12-02-2009, 09:08 PM
 
Location: Dallas, Tx
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Guess it's time to make a trip to the vet to make sure. Is roundworm treatment expensive like heart worm treatment is?

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Old 12-03-2009, 06:00 AM
 
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ACK! What a pain in the butt.

Please let us know what happens at the vet.

Does Bella ever eat grass? Eaten grass has been known to, um, come out both ends relatively intact, albeit covered in goop.
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Old 12-03-2009, 06:35 AM
 
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My guess would be string but since both dogs have it (poop-covered long things), a vet visit is in order!
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Old 12-03-2009, 08:51 AM
 
Location: Dallas, Tx
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ACK! What a pain in the butt.

Please let us know what happens at the vet.

Does Bella ever eat grass? Eaten grass has been known to, um, come out both ends relatively intact, albeit covered in goop.
She does at times, but not regularly....and the grass here isn't long enough to be whatever this was! lol I will keep you updated though


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My guess would be string but since both dogs have it (poop-covered long things), a vet visit is in order!

I don't think Buster has it, I think whatever it was he dropped out of his mouth came out of Bella first and he wanted to play with it. I picked it up with a napkin and put it in a plastic bag to take it with me. Unfortunately I can't get to the vet until Saturday, but she's going for sure! I don't want a sick pup!
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