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2009-08-21 10:33:55 PM
 
2009-08-21 10:34:11 PM
CruJones: These are mostly overblown. A dog has to eat a lot of chocolate, a lot more than they can usually get to. Or at least a dog like a Golden Retriever does. Same for onions, he would have to eat like a whole large onion to get sick.

I have to agree with you. I haven't found a food my dog won't eat. The bastage even likes dill pickles. I am a little worried now about grapes. I stick them in the freezer for a nice summer treat and he loves them, never heard of the grape thing before.
 
2009-08-21 10:34:53 PM
The bones thing is interesting... if not just bullshiat.

You don't feed dogs bird bones like chicken. They shatter far too easy and cause the problems described. The rest are ok, but let's just ban bones across the board shall we?
 
2009-08-21 10:34:58 PM
They forgot fishing line.
 
2009-08-21 10:35:24 PM
Our dogs were trained to never eat anything we didn't personally put in their bowls. We didn't want them begging or snatching food from our kids' hands. They were a pair 120 lb Rotties that thought they were kittens. Intimidating looking but big babies. Nobody dared enter our backyard. The Electric meter-reader man came when I was home one day and as he was exiting my gate I asked him why he wasn't scared of my dogs. He said a few months back he tossed a couple large Milkbones to the back of my yard and ran in to check the meter and when he turned around the dogs were waiting patiently for him to throw the bones again. They had dropped them at his feet. He tossed them again and before he could exit they had retrieved them again for him. After that he said it was a game between them. They never ate even one of those Milkbones. they likely wanted to, but didn't.
 
2009-08-21 10:39:24 PM
More Potatoes Please : 3/27 Alcohol

I agree it's stupid to get your animal drunk, whether it's bad for them or not. But if your dog gets into antifreeze, the first thing you should do is feed it beer. Beer overpowers the antifreeze and helps the dog pass/vomit it to help avoid poisoning.


First call the vet. He may advise vodka or something else stronger than beer. Or an ethanol drip at the vet hospital. Not the kind of thing you want to try to treat yourself.

BTW, the ethanol competes with the process in the liver that tries to break down the antifreeze, preventing it from being turned into formaldehyde which causes the damage.
 
2009-08-21 10:41:43 PM
SwiftFox: More Potatoes Please : 3/27 Alcohol

I agree it's stupid to get your animal drunk, whether it's bad for them or not. But if your dog gets into antifreeze, the first thing you should do is feed it beer. Beer overpowers the antifreeze and helps the dog pass/vomit it to help avoid poisoning.

First call the vet. He may advise vodka or something else stronger than beer. Or an ethanol drip at the vet hospital. Not the kind of thing you want to try to treat yourself.

BTW, the ethanol competes with the process in the liver that tries to break down the antifreeze, preventing it from being turned into formaldehyde which causes the damage.


thanks. I knew the science behind it at one point but I didn't want to share along with my post, for fear I'd get it completely wrong and subject myself to fark-style correction. :P
 
2009-08-21 10:44:03 PM
I've never met a dog who didn't love Persimmons, I used to feed my dog grapes off the vine all the time when I was a kid, he had grape hulls in his poop just like me! The veterinarian was a friend of the family and would come by everyday in the summer cuz he shared the garden and give the dog pieces of candy.
 
2009-08-21 10:44:35 PM
I noticed that there was no mention of road apples, used tampons, cat poop or dental floss.
 
2009-08-21 10:45:04 PM
Relax everybody, peanut butter is not on the list.
 
2009-08-21 10:46:22 PM
gas giant: I noticed that there was no mention of road apples, used tampons, cat poop or dental floss.

Or couch cushion foam >_>

/It expands after it leaves the anus
 
2009-08-21 10:50:43 PM
More Potatoes Please : SwiftFox: More Potatoes Please : 3/27 Alcohol

[...]

thanks. I knew the science behind it at one point but I didn't want to share along with my post, for fear I'd get it completely wrong and subject myself to fark-style correction. :P


No problem, I'm somewhat suspicious that we're both full of shiat and that the treatment only works for wood alcohol (methanol) poisoning anyway.
 
2009-08-21 10:51:28 PM
What about paper towels soaked with bacon grease?

/Try getting that away from a really determined 100 pound dog.
 
2009-08-21 10:51:34 PM
SwiftFox: BTW, the ethanol competes with the process in the liver that tries to break down the antifreeze, preventing it from being turned into formaldehyde which causes the damage.

Every year we get the antifreeze story but we never get this.

/five seconds.
//why I wade through Fark.
 
2009-08-21 10:52:35 PM
Akuinnen: gas giant: I noticed that there was no mention of road apples, used tampons, cat poop or dental floss.

Or couch cushion foam >_>

/It expands after it leaves the anus


I used to have an American Eskimo that sucked up a used condom like a piece of pasta before I could stop him. I called the vet and afer he stopped laughing he told me he'd be okay, just watch his stool to make sure it came out. Doggy was fine - I wasn't. I gagged even typing this.
 
2009-08-21 10:52:48 PM
SwiftFox: Or an ethanol drip at the vet hospital. Not the kind of thing you want to try to treat yourself.
.


That's what ERs give bums after they drink anti-freeze.
 
2009-08-21 10:53:52 PM
freetomato: I used to have an American Eskimo that sucked up a used condom like a piece of pasta before I could stop him. I called the vet and afer he stopped laughing he told me he'd be okay, just watch his stool to make sure it came out. Doggy was fine - I wasn't. I gagged even typing this.

Haha.. awesome story.. going to share with the wifey.
 
2009-08-21 10:54:41 PM
Akuinnen: PirateFreedom:

I found this link on WebMD more interesting:
Link (new window)


Bookmarked for later. Thanks!

I've given my dog beer (with a little pepto, per the vet) and I remember distinctly, an afternoon when I was home from school sick, sharing a bowl of grapes with my dogs. One for me, one for them. And they always got a cup of vanilla ice cream in the summer when the truck came by. They were fine with it. Never chocolate though, too precious a commodity.
 
2009-08-21 10:57:21 PM
Mt dog ate a popsicle once too, stick and all.

It came out a few days later quite uneventfully.
 
2009-08-21 10:57:28 PM
Slide show: No Raw Meat.

Really? Really. I'll believe the Dog Whisperer over this, then, as he's been shown in a variety of episodes handing out raw meat to a large group of extremely healthy dogs.
 
2009-08-21 11:03:22 PM
Akuinnen: SwiftFox: Or an ethanol drip at the vet hospital. Not the kind of thing you want to try to treat yourself.
.

That's what ERs give bums after they drink anti-freeze.


maybe that's why they drink the antifreeze?

Ringshadow: Slide show: No Raw Meat.

Really? Really. I'll believe the Dog Whisperer over this, then, as he's been shown in a variety of episodes handing out raw meat to a large group of extremely healthy dogs.


Then again, the dogs show up already healthy. He's only JUST NOW giving them the raw meat...
 
2009-08-21 11:03:35 PM
Ringshadow: Really? Really. I'll believe the Dog Whisperer over this, then, as he's been shown in a variety of episodes handing out raw meat to a large group of extremely healthy dogs.

Well there's your problem. Lulz.
 
2009-08-21 11:05:10 PM
More Potatoes Please:
maybe that's why they drink the antifreeze?


Bingo
 
2009-08-21 11:05:35 PM
My dog ate a kitchen table chair, is that bad for him? It did take him a few weeks as a puppy to devour all 4 legs and the cross supports
 
2009-08-21 11:09:12 PM
freetomato: I used to have an American Eskimo that sucked up a used condom like a piece of pasta

latimesblogs.latimes.com
 
2009-08-21 11:09:21 PM
My small dog ate an entire bar of Hershey's chocolate and he was fine. He lived to be 47 years old.
 
2009-08-21 11:10:04 PM
No bones or raw meat? Oh Fark You, Iams. I'm willing to share suspicions on raw fish, but a BARF diet is one of the best things you can do for your dog or cat. Just make sure the bones haven't been cooked and are not bird bones.

/Bones And Raw Food. Not to be confused with my parents' dog's idea of a Barf Diet.
//Actually we have to be careful giving her bones too; she's half pit bull and has reduced soup bones to small, dangerous shards
 
2009-08-21 11:12:03 PM
I named my dog Funyuns because he likes to eat Funyuns. All the time.
 
2009-08-21 11:12:04 PM
The cat version:
Link
 
2009-08-21 11:14:50 PM
Once I saw bones, I knew this list was bullshiat.

/They already feed is paranoia on our daily lives
//Now they want to feed paranoia on our dog's diet
///I'll grant the chocolate and sweets thing, as well as chicken bones...
 
2009-08-21 11:15:32 PM
I love dog threads, being a crazy dog lady and all.

My 12 lb rat terrier tore open and ate a 2 lb box of Hershey's Pot o' Gold Chocolates. She crapped out 4 lbs of used chocolate three hours later and was fine.

As a kid, I had a poodle yorky mix (LaMont - great dog) who came down with distemper. The vet said distemper is basically pneumonia in dogs. They can't lie still long enough to recover so he was a goner. My mom brought him home, forced Southern Comfort down his throat, he flew around the house like a demon from hell for about ten minutes, then dove under the bed and slept for a day and a half. He woke up fit as a fiddle.

/Chocolate is now kept out of Speck's reach
//All five of my pack get shots to prevent distemper
///They all occasionally get doggy goulash composed of meat and veggie scraps and are the picture of health.
 
2009-08-21 11:17:05 PM
gas giant: freetomato: I used to have an American Eskimo that sucked up a used condom like a piece of pasta

You owe me a keyboard, dude.
 
2009-08-21 11:17:14 PM
We had a Dobie that ate a little plastic squirt gun.
ny-image3.etsy.com
The little stopper in the back?

It works.

/pliers.
 
2009-08-21 11:20:40 PM
SundaesChild: knbber2: Only one thing better than a slide show: a slide show that doesn't work!

It worked for me.



No workie in Opera, No workie in FF, Workie in IE, works in Opera with some java tiwddling
 
2009-08-21 11:22:03 PM
If you are stupid enough to think dogs are invincible, you get what you ask for. Their digestive systems are no better than your own. The things they eat on a regular basis, they have developed an immunity to, just like those who are lactose intolerant, get the runs when they drink/eat dairy. Besides, if you feed then most of this stuff, do you really care if they get the runs? How many people actually eat most of the raw, uncooked foods on this list anyways?
 
2009-08-21 11:23:25 PM
Yikes. I just read the list. Dogs, which are scavengers, apparently need to live in a pristine environment and eat dog food only. I have failed as a dog owner it seems.
 
2009-08-21 11:27:56 PM
Airheaddales loved peanut butter and grapes and german sheapard would take tomatos off the plants (and correct my spelling)My cats loved mushrooms but bananas really pissed them off.
 
2009-08-21 11:28:30 PM
my dog once at a whole box of Preperation H

/black lab
 
2009-08-21 11:29:37 PM
Wait, this is just IAMS sponsored BS...

I'm finding alot of those items and their toxicity to most dogs refered to as "urban legends" and "utter nonesense" on several other websites, when trying to find real info on them its looking rather odd, finding several vets saying a single unpeeled grape is a good cure for constipation. If dogs are as fragile as this article sugests why arnt' they dead or constantly vomiting? Dogs seem to eat anything and everything that they see, how the fark are any of them still alive if they are really alergic to everything but IAMS brand food? Of all my dogs, none of them has ever had a problem throwing up OR eating everything, one in paticular eats crayons with great zest, you have to keep them away from him, or he'll just gobble them up. Back on the farm we had a dog that would come into our land and dig up our onions(among other things) and eat them... If only we knew they were poisonous we'd have bought him a bushel and let him have at them.


/wait, our collie threw up once, after eating garbage.
 
2009-08-21 11:29:41 PM
Psh. My last dog lived to be 13 (a golden retriever, so the average lifespan is about 10-12) and she probably ate all of those things at one point. She ate grapes ALL. THE. TIME. They were her favorite food, she liked to push them around with her nose before she ate them.
 
2009-08-21 11:30:16 PM
Had a 13 pound Boston Terrier that got hold of a couple king size Snickers bars once.

Yes, dogs aren't invincible, but it took more than those Snickers to give little Pepper tummy troubles. She lived for 16 years, been gone for about 9 now. Still miss her.
 
2009-08-21 11:31:29 PM
PersistantRash: Wait, this is just IAMS sponsored BS...

I'm finding alot of those items and their toxicity to most dogs refered to as "urban legends" and "utter nonesense" on several other websites, when trying to find real info on them its looking rather odd, finding several vets saying a single unpeeled grape is a good cure for constipation. If dogs are as fragile as this article sugests why arnt' they dead or constantly vomiting? Dogs seem to eat anything and everything that they see, how the fark are any of them still alive if they are really alergic to everything but IAMS brand food? Of all my dogs, none of them has ever had a problem throwing up OR eating everything, one in paticular eats crayons with great zest, you have to keep them away from him, or he'll just gobble them up. Back on the farm we had a dog that would come into our land and dig up our onions(among other things) and eat them... If only we knew they were poisonous we'd have bought him a bushel and let him have at them.


/wait, our collie threw up once, after eating garbage.


THAT
 
2009-08-21 11:35:20 PM
My dog once ate three loaves of double-risen bread just as they were rising for the second time. Vet said he couldn't do anything for her. She lay on the ground for a few days and her belly swelled up. Then, eventually, she was OK.

Still ate bread.
 
2009-08-21 11:35:40 PM
Semi-Sane: Yikes. I just read the list. Dogs, which are scavengers, apparently need to live in a pristine environment and eat dog food only. I have failed as a dog owner it seems.

Hyenas feast upon the rotting entrails of half-eaten animals in the wild. You feed them even fresh roadkill when in captivity they can get sick.

Same with big cats.

If you haven't raised the animal on their natural diet, they lose the ability to digest it properly. All those nifty resistances to parasites, rotten meat, and other disease, especially, just fades away from a lack of use.

Hell, a lot of domestic dogs can get sick just changing the brand of dry food you give 'em. Most breeds are not exactly tolerant on sudden changes in diet.

/which is why all dogs should be fed table scraps and toilet water from birth
//it keeps them strong
 
2009-08-21 11:36:08 PM
It's a good thing that my dogs know that booze is really bad for them. I never get an arguement out of them when I tell them that they're the designated driver.

/my dogs!
//probably could drive better than me when I'm sober
 
2009-08-21 11:37:26 PM
 
2009-08-21 11:40:31 PM
Somaticasual: slideshow doesn't work on firefox.

Disable adblock for that page.
 
2009-08-21 11:44:26 PM
Potatoes were sooo poisonous just a few years ago, now mashed and baked potatoes are suddenly ok for your dog.. yet, raw ones out of the garden are still not - the ones dogs dig up by the dozen on farms and eat, living into the teens.
 
2009-08-21 11:48:46 PM
Whew! Poop is still OK
 
2009-08-21 11:50:07 PM
CruJones: These are mostly overblown. A dog has to eat a lot of chocolate, a lot more than they can usually get to. Or at least a dog like a Golden Retriever does. Same for onions, he would have to eat like a whole large onion to get sick.

One of my Cockers managed to get ahold of a bag of semi-sweet chocolate chips. She ate about half of the bag and it made her violently ill which is probably what saved her life. Her little heart was racing to the point of busting. This was on a Sunday of course, so it took several hours to find a vet and get some charcoal into her to help absorb the posion.

//a lot of the other items on the list are crap.
//Both my Cockers do love watermelon and cucumbers though.
 
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