HELP !! Dog Gorged on Dry Food !!

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  1. pamela Renfrew

    pamela Renfrew PetForums Senior

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    Hi everyone..... My friend has just called to ask me for my vets number as her 9 year old black lab....not speyed..... has managed to get into the sack of dry dog food and eat and eat and eat......... She is now staggering with all 4 feet and can hardly hold herself up...... I managed to get an appointment for 4.45pm.... Is there anything else she can do in the meantime ?????
     
  2. Nellybelly

    Nellybelly PetForums VIP

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    Is there no way she can get to an emergnecy vet ? I think it migth be too long a wait until the afternoon.
     
  3. Tanya1989

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    I'd try make dog sick before a blockage occurs, activated charcoal from boots chemist. Ideally I'd go to vet now and sit there until seen to, but this isn't always possible.
     
  4. Mum2Heidi

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    Oh my goodness, I wouldnt wait either - may be even a call out if it gets him seen quicker - Hope its all alot of fuss about nothing and he is fine but best be safe:thumbup:
     
  5. EmCHammer

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    My dog did the same - he gorged himself on the sack of kibble in the morning, seen him firking around there in the morning but didn't know what he had been up to.

    Come tea time he gets up from his sleep and is really really bloated (he is naturally a skinny dog). I had never heard of bloat at the time and someone suggested rushed him to the vets thinking it was that from his symptoms... and had to wait but they saw him and took him in, poor vet and nurses stayed late to put him under to X-Ray his tummy as an emergency. They quickly worked out it was food, and he had to have his stomach pumped as the kibble had swollen up and his stomach was getting blocked..... it was serious and could have been much worse if he hadn't got there in time - was very ill.

    He did it again a year later, OH forgot to lock the food cupboard door - we didn't know how much he had but I wasn't taking any chances and we got him to the emergency vets who gave him an injection to make him very sick.

    Vets advised making him sick but didn't know how to, or whether enough had come out etc so went to the experts.

    If they have had alot would DEF try to get to the vets earlier - just think how much kibble swells up when wet....
     
  6. EmCHammer

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    Just read back, if the dog is distressed now, just think about when the kibble swells up....
     
  7. rona

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    I hope your friend went to the vet immediately, this could be very serious :(
     
  8. paddyjulie

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    yes very serious..i know of one dog that died from this...the kibble needs to be got out of the stomach right away..this evening could be too late

    juliex
     
  9. EmCHammer

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    I didn't want to say but it was touch and go with my boy by the time we got him to the vets :-(

    Mind you once he got through the night he did enjoy the liquid parafin he then had to have for days afterwards very much.
     
  10. pamela Renfrew

    pamela Renfrew PetForums Senior

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    Hi everyone........ thanks for all your replies.......Unfortunately........ Poppy had to be put to sleep........ I am just on my up to see my friend now so will fill you all in when I come back later....... Poor, poor poppy.......R.I.P now my wee friend......Oh god, this is a horrible situation....... what do you say..... what can you say.... I have bought her some Lilly's and have a lovely wee card on the loss of your beloved friend with a picture of a lab on it.... so apt..... Anyway, thanks again for your replies..... speak later.. Pamx
     

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