Boxer Puppy Eats 19 Baby Pacifiers | Hambone Award

Okay so I know I'm being a buzzkill, and too serious and blah blah blah. But I have noticed a trend lately that disturbs me. If you disagree, that's fine, I'm only posting this because I'm truly concerned, and have seen too much to just look the other way. Apparently dogs and puppies are being given pacifiers. This is terrifying because they seem to be the same size as most baby pacifiers, sometimes a little larger. Having worked in an animal shelter where people dump animals when they can't afford vet bills so we have to euthanize them, and a handful of vet hospitals, I've learned that pacifiers are extremely dangerous for dogs. Baby pacifiers are very enticing because they smell like baby and sweet like milk. Now dog pacifiers are no better. At one vet I worked at, the family dog was in for his third pacifier ingestion. The family couldn't afford another exploratory surgery, and didn't feel he could be curbed behaviorally, they wanted to euthanize him. We kept him at the clinic and adopted him out to a family without kids. I know people will use the, "well my dog did this and was fine blah blah". Well what will you do when it isn't fine? Can you afford a thousand dollar exploratory surgery? Hope you get the surgery done fast enough before your dog's bowels become blocked and he dies painfully. Oh and you think it's just surgery? Nope. Exam, radiographs, blood work, barium contrast, hospitalization, then surgery. I'm not trying to be scary, or maybe I am. I just have seen this more times than I can count on both hands. Some dogs died, some lived. It's horribly sad, and preventable. Just because you say you watch your dog when she has one in her mouth, doesn't mean you can prevent her from swallowing it if she wants to. Please keep your dog away from pacifiers.

Lulu, a bulldog who swallowed 15 baby pacifiers, a bottle cap and a piece of a basketball.

We have a 2 year old son, who still uses the newborn pacifiers as part of a bedtime routine. After the incident last year, we went to greater lengths to make sure that the dog stays downstairs and the pacifiers stay upstairs. Fast forward to yesterday (Tuesday) when a new baby-sitter trying to maneuver the baby-gate and a 2 year old let the dog slip by her and go upstairs. I got home and noticed that the dog had been upstairs. I immediately started looking for all the pacifiers, I found 4 of the 5 and got nervous. We lose paci's all the time upstairs but they always reappear, but knowing Molly had been upstairs I was nervous. But not too nervous as Molly has been eating and pooping fine with normal BM's. When I took her out mid-day today (Wednesday) and was picking up her poop (we live in a condo complex, so I have to bag it immediately) I felt a hard mass in the poop and looked and saw 3 small pieces of the pacifier (only enough to equal 1/3 of the paci). She's had one more BM since finding that which contained no additional pieces of the pacifier. Our vet isn't too alarmed, said we can take a wait and see approach to bringing her in since she is acting normal and eating and eliminating like normal. Last time Molly did this, the pacifier was removed 100% in tact, so I take comfort in the fact that maybe she was able to break it into small pieces this time that won't cause a blockage. She probably had 3 normal bowel movements yesterday after she swallowed it that were either in the dark or I didn't know to check that may have contained pieces. I guess I have 2 questions, should we just take the wait and see approach with her like the vet suggest? The vet said that until there is a blockage or an issue, an X-ray might not even show anything since she feels fine. And it is possible that she passed some or all of it before I started keeping track.

Other than that one occasion Bolt was eating and acting normal

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"'Doctor I' started pulling handfuls of different items out," Emily Cottle, his head vet technician, said. "It was quite an experience to see."

Tiki's follow-up exam Wednesday showed the pet of the Weis family in Butler County is bouncing back quickly from her surgery last week.

Tiki hadn't responded to medication to treat vomiting and diarrhea and lack of appetite, then x-rays showed a mysterious mass in her stomach.

Ibrahim, known as "Doctor I" to his patients, performed nearly two hours of exploratory surgery.

"And I found this hair band attached to another hair band to another one to another one and to other things again," Ibrahim said.

"Four rubber bands, a Band-Aid, eight pairs of underwear and 62 hair bands is a lot to be in a dog's stomach, especially of Tiki's size," Cottle said.

Removing it all was like a magician pulling a long string of scarves out of a hat.

"That's exactly what's going on. It was just amazing, and it's not easy. But, thank God, we were able to pull through, and Tiki's recovered very well," Ibrahim said.

Sara Weiss recalled the most unusual thing Tiki, her family's pet, had ever eaten prior to this.

"A nerf dart," which the dog swallowed but passed through its system without surgery, said Weiss.

Ibrahim told Pittsburgh's Action News 4 he recently surgically removed 15 pacifiers from the stomach of a different dog, but he called Tiki's case "really amazing."

"I was there for the pacifiers and many other different items but not something that big (as Tiki's collection)," Cottle said.

Ibraham said he believed Tiki ate the items over course of a few days.

She'll be back at the veterinarian's office for another follow-up exam this Friday.

Half german shepherd, half border collie so reeally smart dog

Owner Lisa Marie Cainas rushed Elvis to the Veterinary Specialty & Emergency Center in Levittown, Pennsylvania, after she witnessed her dog swallow a pacifier on May 23, the veterinary office said.

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