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(East Grinstead Courier)   Wilson the dog was rushed to the vets after his owner thought he had swallowed a single golf ball. But when they x-rayed him they found more than they bargained for. No wonder he was feeling under par   (eastgrinsteadcourier.co.uk) divider line 57
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2013-12-12 08:05:02 AM
You can't name your dog "Your Mom" and then not expect him to constantly have balls in his mouth
 
2013-12-12 08:09:17 AM
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Is that a Titleist?
 
2013-12-12 08:10:56 AM
With a name like Wilson, I was expecting Volleyballs.
 
2013-12-12 08:31:46 AM

labman: With a name like Wilson, I was expecting Volleyballs.


Winner

I was expecting someone with photoshop skills to 'shop a picture of a volleyball to the dog's head. I guess I joined the thread too soon.
 
2013-12-12 08:34:16 AM
More like he was feeling triple bogey.  Sorry.
 
2013-12-12 08:38:56 AM
Did they slice him open or did the poor guy fade away?
 
2013-12-12 08:39:23 AM
Shocked locksmith Mr Norris thinks the dog must have assumed the balls were treats.

Yo dog, I said NOT YOUR balls not nacho balls.
 
2013-12-12 08:39:56 AM
My roommate's dog swallowed a teddy bear whole.  They found out when she stopped eating and the vet did an exploratory surgery just like this.  Vet was very impressed and said it was the largest thing she'd ever removed from a dog.  This is an American bulldog mix, and she's dumb as a stump, but not that big, maybe 60 pounds or so.
 
2013-12-12 08:42:22 AM
Foretunate that Rover isn't eating balls off the great greens in the sky.
 
2013-12-12 08:45:47 AM
Eye hope his owner isn't into taxidermy.
 
2013-12-12 08:51:35 AM
I love dogs...but they are so farking stupid...
 
2013-12-12 08:52:45 AM
My German Shepherd ate a 4" wooden skewer last week. He has literally *never* eaten a non-food item before. I was farking spazzing out. The e-vet is 10 minutes away so I just 'monitored' my dog. Tried to keep him as un-active as possible, checked his gums every 15 minutes, just watched him closely to see if he was in pain. And my neighbors certainly think I am crazy because the next day I am digging through his poo. FOUND THE SKEWER- broken up and partially digested (it was very thin in the first place).

So glad my dog is fine but no more farking kabobs in this house.
 
2013-12-12 08:52:58 AM

Carn: My roommate's dog swallowed a teddy bear whole.  They found out when she stopped eating and the vet did an exploratory surgery just like this.  Vet was very impressed and said it was the largest thing she'd ever removed from a dog.  This is an American bulldog mix, and she's dumb as a stump, but not that big, maybe 60 pounds or so.


When I was a kid, we had a stupid dog.  Once, he ate an ace bandage whole.  The sort of ace bandage that you unroll and wrap around your ankle.  That had to be surgically removed.  He also once ate the clear plastic top to a Chinese food tin.... whole.  More $$$$ for the vet.

It always amazes me when I read stories about dogs who swallow things that the laws of physics seem to say are impossible.
 
2013-12-12 09:01:56 AM
In the article, it says they found a carving knife inside of another dog.

How in the fark does that even work?  wouldn't that just slice down the inside of the dog's esophogus and stomach? wouldn't that stab into the dog as it moved around??? I don't even.....
 
2013-12-12 09:02:32 AM
A Lab will eat anything... one evening my then dog decided to eat a tube of toothpaste and then my wallet. I had to call may bank to reissue my debit card, I am pretty sure he fell off the chair laughing when I told him what had happened.
 
2013-12-12 09:06:16 AM

Smoky Dragon Dish: It always amazes me when I read stories about dogs who swallow things that the laws of physics seem to say are impossible.


As the son of a Vet who put me through college I'm just thankful they can.
 
2013-12-12 09:11:21 AM
Labs are dumb, and if you don't train them properly, they will eat rocks, golf balls, and damn near anything else.

They will also chew on rocks and break their teeth.

If you have a dumb dog, or one that misbehaves, watch a few episodes of the dog whisperer, and try some of his techniques. They really do work (Don't go trying that shiat on crazy dogs, just nice dumb ones. crazy angry dogs are much more difficult to deal with).
 
2013-12-12 09:24:03 AM

Smoky Dragon Dish: Carn: My roommate's dog swallowed a teddy bear whole.  They found out when she stopped eating and the vet did an exploratory surgery just like this.  Vet was very impressed and said it was the largest thing she'd ever removed from a dog.  This is an American bulldog mix, and she's dumb as a stump, but not that big, maybe 60 pounds or so.

When I was a kid, we had a stupid dog.  Once, he ate an ace bandage whole.  The sort of ace bandage that you unroll and wrap around your ankle.  That had to be surgically removed.  He also once ate the clear plastic top to a Chinese food tin.... whole.  More $$$$ for the vet.

It always amazes me when I read stories about dogs who swallow things that the laws of physics seem to say are impossible.


We were joking about the one I was talking about and saying she must be part snake because the only way we could see her swallowing that stuff is if she unhinged her jaw.  My current dog likes to eat grass and sticks and occasionally I get to help a long piece of something exit her butt.  Wiping your dog's ass: something not mentioned at the doggy adoption process.  She's awesome 99% of the time so it's totally worth it.
 
2013-12-12 09:26:25 AM

The Evil Home Brewer: labman: With a name like Wilson, I was expecting Volleyballs.

Winner

I was expecting someone with photoshop skills to 'shop a picture of a volleyball to the dog's head. I guess I joined the thread too soon.

Wilson Cast Away Volleyball at


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http://www.toysrus.com/buy/volleyballs/wilson-cast-away-volleyball-w th 4615-18896956
/farking bizarre.
 
2013-12-12 09:34:09 AM
They also found half an undigested shoe, a squeaky toy, and a forty carat diamond.
 
2013-12-12 09:36:09 AM
No one is surprised that it's a lab. A friend's lab ate rocks from around their pool.

My mutt is much more sensible although, he did eat a corn cob once. Didn't seem to bother him at all.
 
2013-12-12 09:43:40 AM
I thought it was the birdie.... Oh well glad he didn't have a stroke!
 
2013-12-12 09:46:09 AM
My dog swallowed a pair of underwear whole when she was a puppy.

Among many other things.

We keep copious amounts of peroxide handy.
 
2013-12-12 09:50:01 AM
WTF is wrong with Labradors? It's always a lab in these stories.

/dnrtfa
 
2013-12-12 09:51:55 AM

Russ1642: They also found half an undigested shoe, a squeaky toy, and a forty carat diamond.


What the fark do I know about diamonds.
 
2013-12-12 09:52:46 AM

abhorrent1: WTF is wrong with Labradors? It's always a lab in these stories.

/dnrtfa


Aren't they the most popular dog breed?

/statistics, not a dog food.
 
2013-12-12 09:57:59 AM

abhorrent1: WTF is wrong with Labradors? It's always a lab in these stories.


Labs and Golden retrievers  are just dumb. They are also standard dogs for nuclear families. They can be trained out of this behavior if the owner cares to train their dog, but actually training your dog to sit, stay lie down, roll over, and heel, seems to have died some time in the late 80's to early 90's.

These days we just treat our dogs like humans, reward them whenever they do anything wrong, and they become dumb and develop emotional problems.
 
2013-12-12 10:02:28 AM
My Brother's lab/husky mix used to just chomp off big sections of drywall from the corners. Also once ate an entire straw hat. His wife said she was pulling bits of straw out of his ass for a week.
 
2013-12-12 10:27:58 AM
Now THERE'S a biatch who likes balls!

(Sounds like my girlfriend...)
 
2013-12-12 10:28:36 AM

StoPPeRmobile: Russ1642: They also found half an undigested shoe, a squeaky toy, and a forty carat diamond.

What the fark do I know about diamonds.


Don't they come from Antwerp?
 
2013-12-12 10:33:32 AM

Russ1642: StoPPeRmobile: Russ1642: They also found half an undigested shoe, a squeaky toy, and a forty eighty-four carat diamond.

What the fark do I know about diamonds.

Don't they come from Antwerp?



FTFYD!
 
2013-12-12 10:49:59 AM
My mutt used to eat rocks, but he's part Rhodesian ridgeback, which are renowned for their stupidity.

/Our trainer told us that they were bred for big game hunting, so being dumb is a feature, otherwise they'd just stay the fark home.
 
2013-12-12 10:50:25 AM

spidermilk: My German Shepherd ate a 4" wooden skewer last week. He has literally *never* eaten a non-food item before. I was farking spazzing out. The e-vet is 10 minutes away so I just 'monitored' my dog. Tried to keep him as un-active as possible, checked his gums every 15 minutes, just watched him closely to see if he was in pain. And my neighbors certainly think I am crazy because the next day I am digging through his poo. FOUND THE SKEWER- broken up and partially digested (it was very thin in the first place).

So glad my dog is fine but no more farking kabobs in this house.



My Great dane ate 3 OPEN safety pins once.  It was during one of her first heat cycles and she wore these denim panty things( which looked hilarious) and she would un-velcro them any chance she got- so I safety pinned 'em together.  After she still got out of them a few times I looked over and she was "chewing" on a safety pin and then just downed it.

I fed her cottonballs soaked in baked bean juice and voila!  3 open safety pins dragged out with her next morning's poo!
 
2013-12-12 10:51:46 AM
My rescue dog just got over heartworm treatment. During treatment you have to keep them calm for 10 weeks. Well that did not sit well with her, she nearly went batshiat crazy and had to entertain herself. Here's some things she swallowed:

- tail of her stuffed monkey
- entire wing from her stuffed duck
- three fingers from a glove
- some baseboard siding
- toy mouse (raided from the cats)
- all four of her doggie socks
- tube of chapstick
- several large beads from a table runner

And some things I caught her in the act of swallowing and managed to wrestle away:

- pom pom ball from a santa hat
- pine cone
- coaster
- pillow stuffing
- dishtowel she stole off the kitchen counter

Now that she's active again and going back to the dog park every day, the constant hunting for loose items is almost gone. I can finally relax....
 
2013-12-12 10:56:12 AM
I had a dog snatch a piece of bologna from me. The next day she was walking around with the red rind hanging out of her butt. That was good for a laugh but I had to pull it the rest of the way out. Which was also good for a laugh.
 
2013-12-12 10:59:51 AM
I think they could have been removed without surgery.
 
2013-12-12 11:18:10 AM
Most labs are simply always hungry, never satisfied. Mine once ate half a bag of dog food, she looked pregnant after that. The worst thing she ever ate was nylon stockings. Luckily she threw them up a few days later, the vet said those can be really tricky to get out because you have to cut open a long section of intestine instead of just one spot.
 
2013-12-12 11:23:35 AM
Then there's cats eating stupid things. We had several cats that hung at the mill. This one would always be trying to eat rope.One day we noticed a piece hanging out of it's rear. Foreman snipped it off. Next day there's more coming out. Snipped. Next day the same. Went on for a week. Somebody finally tied the rope end to a post. Cat stayed there for another two days. We came in the morning after that and the cats absent but there's a three foot piece of rope with a knot on the end tied to the post.
 
2013-12-12 11:26:53 AM
My big chocolate lab (RIP) ate an entire pizza that I'd left on top of the stove, an entire 12" dry Italian salami, a box of Little Debbie cakes, cardboard and all, and came within inches of snatching the Thanksgiving turkey off the counter.

The worst was an American Eskimo I used to have.  I had him out on a walk, and he slurped up a used condom that was laying in a parking lot before I could stop him.  He crapped it out and was fine, but it was pretty revolting to witness.
 
2013-12-12 11:37:30 AM
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I heard you like Wilsons

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2013-12-12 11:37:36 AM
What's with all the criticism of the dog?  He was having a ball!
 
2013-12-12 12:03:32 PM

fluffy2097: abhorrent1: WTF is wrong with Labradors? It's always a lab in these stories.

Labs and Golden retrievers  are just dumb. They are also standard dogs for nuclear families. They can be trained out of this behavior if the owner cares to train their dog, but actually training your dog to sit, stay lie down, roll over, and heel, seems to have died some time in the late 80's to early 90's.

These days we just treat our dogs like humans, reward them whenever they do anything wrong, and they become dumb and develop emotional problems.


THIS. Seriously, this. I hear people--my own co-workers, even--talk about the problems they have with their dogs, and I can't really add much to that conversation, because I don't really HAVE those problems. My manager has had her dog in multiple times to vomit up various things she's swallowed and the dog's also undergone at least one exploratory. It's as easy as not allowing the dog to do something, but that's too easy for someone who wants a quick fix, and no one wants me to give advice at work anyway: I'm cruel and abusive for daring to say "No" to a dog and make it experience consequences for actions that are inappropriate.

Veritas333: Most labs are simply always hungry, never satisfied. Mine once ate half a bag of dog food, she looked pregnant after that. The worst thing she ever ate was nylon stockings. Luckily she threw them up a few days later, the vet said those can be really tricky to get out because you have to cut open a long section of intestine instead of just one spot.

We took a section of pantyhose out of an older husky/shepherd mix through two cuts, and only because the vet COULD: one enterotomy to pull out most of the length, and then a gastrotomy to get the rest out of the stomach. The entire small intestine looked like the waistband of a pair of sweat pants. Once we removed the pantyhose, the red angry color went away and things pinked up really nice. Dog did great. And since the pantyhose actually DID belong to the owner's wife, all's well that ends well, I guess.

In tech school, we were told stories of undergarments removed from dogs that did NOT belong to either of the owners. That awkward situation where the wife says "That's not mine..."

Almost had emergency surgery yesterday to remove art frame wall hanger things from a dog. Vet decided they'd be small enough to pass, and hopefully that happened overnight...otherwise she's in surgery right now.
 
2013-12-12 12:05:37 PM
Our brain-dead yellow Lab ate his nylon harness, leaving only the metal ring and plastic buckles.

Had a Wheaten Terrier mix eat the paneling off the wall.

My husband's Collie-German Shepherd mix once ate an entire tub of mink oil.  The results were sloppy.
 
2013-12-12 12:14:55 PM
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2013-12-12 12:35:58 PM
 And this is what happens when you breed dogs for looks and not brains.
 
2013-12-12 12:36:28 PM

Loaf's Tray: I love dogs...but they are so farking stupid...


I have a 9 Y.O. mix that I got at the pound and while she isn't as bright as a border collie or standard poodle, she is as far from imbecile as this dog is to it.  If a dog eats a large quantity of something that is not food, it is too stupid to live.
 
2013-12-12 12:48:00 PM
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2013-12-12 12:57:40 PM

HypnozombieX: And this is what happens when you breed dogs for looks and not brains.


I'd say this is only part of the problem. Dogs with serious behavior issues that are rooted in neurological problems are few and further between than people are led to believe.

The more prevalent and disturbing part is when people let whatever brain the dog DOES possess go completely to waste because they can't/won't train for even basic house or social manners. Because "kyoot," or something like that. And then they whine and complain when someone quotes them a fee to assist them in making it happen, or even do it for them in a residential program.
 
2013-12-12 01:40:36 PM

StoPPeRmobile: Russ1642: They also found half an undigested shoe, a squeaky toy, and a forty carat diamond.

What the fark do I know about diamonds.


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Does not approve
 
2013-12-12 01:52:47 PM
1. Stupidity is not the problem. In my opinion this has nothing to do with dogs being "stupid". Labs are not stupid dogs. I have seen countless labs trained as drug or explosive detection dogs or as service/assistance dogs. They aren't stupid.

2. So why does this happen? Dogs aren't humans and dogs aren't picky about their food (for example, dogs will eat rotting meat or bones and skin or poop). FURTHER, LABS HAVE BEEN BRED FOR GENERATIONS TO CARRY THINGS IN THEIR MOUTHS. We bred them to pick things up and carry them around! It shouldn't surprise us that some dogs swallow the things they carry (accidentally, on purpose, I don't know).

3. How do dogs swallow such large items? Dogs don't chew their food- they rip it into chunks and swallow large chunks whole. If I give my dog a raw chicken leg he chews it into TWO pieces and then swallows each whole. Dogs have a pretty fast moving and robust digestive system that dissolves stuff and moves it through quickly.

4. So, humans are to blame? Pretty much. I should have known better than to have sticks that smelled like meat sitting where my dog could easily reach them. You can train your dog to not take food without your permission. You can train him to only pick up certain items that are his toys.
 
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