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Title: Please send some prayers & good energy for Scout.
Post by: GYPSY JAZMINE on June 26, 2005, 07:59:02 pm
One of our members has a boxer named Scout who swallowed a Greenie & has been in discomfort since...Ann called her vet today to meet her & Scout at the office & the poor boy was dehydrated because he hardly drank today because his belly is hurting him so they got some stuff to give him to drink & some stuff to make him poop...I feel SO bad for Scout & Ann...If you guys just knew this Boxer boy!...He is such a cuddle butt!...So, will you all send prayers & healing energy out for poor Scout?...TY!
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Post by: jabear on June 26, 2005, 08:13:41 pm
Poor Scout. Hopefully this expereince will teach him to chew before he swallows.  ;) I can just imagine how uncomfortable he must have been. Poor boy!
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Post by: shangrila on June 26, 2005, 08:18:44 pm
I actually don't give Zoey greenies for this exact reason - she once swallowed a big chunk of one, but luckily threw it up right away.

I hope scout feels better soon! Zoey is crossing her paws for him :)
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Post by: ann on June 26, 2005, 08:34:20 pm

 thank you all so much, he seems to be doin much better hopefuly he'll have a big poop and be back to his sweet wiggle but self.....

  he will never get a greenie again i have to find something he can't swallow any suggestions... .............. ..


thanks again  ann
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Post by: newflvr on June 26, 2005, 10:30:14 pm
The Emergency Vet who takes care of Cowboy said it's her #1 emergency...getting undigested Greenies out of dog bellies!!!!  She has threatened vile and awful punishments to ME if I ever give a Greenie to either dog.  The problem is that they are basically wax and when giants like our gobble them down, the wax warms and melts over things like stomach openings, in intestines, in throats.....in effect, a medical emergency waiting to happen.  A frien who has a dobie had to have her dog's stomach opened to clean it out...the wax had melted over the opening to the intestine and she couldn't pass anything through!  A tough thing for a well-loved 12 year old dog!  

We send many loves and drools to scout and hope that he's better soon!
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Post by: moonlitcroatia on June 26, 2005, 11:00:57 pm
I send all the healing power I can muster, hoping that Scout and Ann will be happy and healthy in no time at all!
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Post by: mastiffmommy on June 26, 2005, 11:05:22 pm
The Emergency Vet who takes care of Cowboy said it's her #1 emergency...getting undigested Greenies out of dog bellies!!!!  She has threatened vile and awful punishments to ME if I ever give a Greenie to either dog.  The problem is that they are basically wax and when giants like our gobble them down, the wax warms and melts over things like stomach openings, in intestines, in throats.....in effect, a medical emergency waiting to happen.  A frien who has a dobie had to have her dog's stomach opened to clean it out...the wax had melted over the opening to the intestine and she couldn't pass anything through!  A tough thing for a well-loved 12 year old dog!  

We send many loves and drools to scout and hope that he's better soon!

I am so glad to hear that scout feels a bit better, maybe after the next poop it will be all cleared up. And to you newf.... thanks a lot for that information. I have heard lots of different facts about greenies, never really researched a whole lot (figure that huh.....lol...) so to know why they are not good to give was very interesting.

Marit
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Post by: newflvr on June 27, 2005, 07:35:21 am
It is a good thing/bad thing to be and the animal emergency so often! 

Good thing:  I've learned more than I ever wanted to about the things we do out of kindness and love that can hurt our big guys!  (like Greenies!)

Bad thing:  It can make you psycho to do anything!!!  The main reason I don't feed raw is the lectures I've gotten from the staff about the inherent dangers.  I do think raw is a good thing, in theory, but Cowboy's health issues are so serious, I just can't take any chances with him! 

VERY bad thing:the fact that we are there because Cowboy had cluster-seized again!
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Post by: jules on June 27, 2005, 07:46:12 am
We are praying for Scout?How big was the Greenie.Spotak iss loves them.I usually buy the jumbo.Hope Scout is feeling better.
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Post by: ann on June 27, 2005, 10:50:42 am

    scout is doin much better he took a poop and thier was a greenie about 2.5 long that came out..i'm going to keep him on a blan diet for a few days and keep him drinking...you guys are so nice thanks for all your consern....... ....

ann
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Post by: Moonhawksowl on June 27, 2005, 11:04:33 am
Poor Scout :(
I will light a candle and send Reiki Healing Energy his way,
What ever Greenies are I don't think he'll want to see those again :-\
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Post by: Carolyn on June 27, 2005, 11:07:02 am
Poor baby! Hope everything is ok.
Carolyn
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Post by: GrumpyBunny on June 27, 2005, 12:23:50 pm
Hey Ann, glad to hear that, uh, "everything came out in the end" for Scout.   :-\

Poor baby!  How is he feeling today?

Newflvr - how is Cowboy feeling?

Marsi
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Post by: newflvr on June 27, 2005, 12:32:05 pm
Cowboy is grand....alway s is between seizures! ;D 

I'm glad that Scout passed that Greenie!!! Nasty things!!
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Post by: luvmenewfs on June 28, 2005, 02:31:13 am
 :o :o :o

Good LORD.  I'm so glad to hear Scout is better.  I'm completely baffled as to why there are no warnings on the greenies.  Maybe they shouldn't make them for large breeds.  I mean, wow.  You'd think they'd be safe, but obvously, they are not. 

luvmenewfs
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Post by: mastiffmommy on June 28, 2005, 05:51:42 pm
luvmenewfs, I totally agree with you, there should be a warning, but for some reason, there are not too few things out there for our pets, that are not very good for them, and you know with our giant dogs, it takes a BIIIIG thing in order for them not to be able to crack it and bite a piece off and then swallow it. I know I will never do greenies again, thats for sure.

I am also soooo glad scout is feeling better, good thing it is a big dog, a 2,5" greenie could be rather painful to pass lol.....

I am also sending my thoughts to Cowboy, and hope it will be a long long tiime before he has another seizure.

Marit
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Post by: newflvr on June 28, 2005, 07:14:17 pm
There is a warning on the back....very small letters!  And who reads all that stuff anyway?  The assumption is that if it's out there on the counter it's safe for dogs!!! 
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Post by: luvmenewfs on June 29, 2005, 04:09:09 am
We are very trusting consumers aren't we?

Another thing I was warned about by my breeder for our Newfies...neve r give a tennis ball.  And sure as anything...on a list I belong to three posts in one day about a Newfie getting the tennis ball stuck and choking.  One passed away.
How tragic.  I wouldn't have even thought about it if she hadn't told me right away.

So I buy giant breed tennis balls.  They are 4, 5, or 6 inches in diameter. 

luvmenewfs
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Post by: newflvr on June 29, 2005, 12:30:44 pm
I got the same advice as well.  It scares me when we are in public areas and people want to throw a tennis ball for them.  I hate to be such a jerk (okay, not really ;D) about stopping the fun, but I try to carry a big ball, and appropriate treats for them when we are out.
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Post by: ann on June 30, 2005, 05:49:51 pm


      my hubby thinks i'm nuts couse i check everthing out before my dogs get it..most people don't realize how many things can hurt or kill a dog.....greeni es are no longer in mt house and bully sticks to i hade to pull one out of scout mouth and i had to pull a pig ear out of madie she was chocking very scary...so latley the only thing they get to chew on are large very thick femer bones..only when im there...

ann
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Post by: newflvr on June 30, 2005, 07:52:24 pm
I have to agree with Ann!  Both Newfies get huge raw bones....Chest er, the baby gets the leftover ones that Cowboy has taken the marrow out of.  I don't think he needs that amount of fat while he's growing so fast.  They last about a day here.- I give them to Cowboy frozen (a marrow-pop anyone???) and by the time he gets all the good stuff out, Chester is ready to pounce! 

Cowboy has destroyed all but the biggest nylabones so he doesn't get those either.  BIG jaws...BIG teeth...HUGE muscles!!!