Dogs will be dogs! Written by Administrator on November 14th, 2014 Posted in Dog News, Pet News, Vets in Desborough, Vets in Harborough District, Vets in Kibworth, Vets in Rothwell
Some dogs and specifically puppies of some breeds, notably Labradors, seem attracted to eating inedible objects.
Almost on a weekly, and sometimes more often, basis, we have to surgically operate to remove ‘objects’ that dogs have swallowed and are unable to pass. Objects often include; socks, peach stones, stones, corn on the cob, small children’s toys etc…basically there isn’t much that hasn’t been removed from a dogs intestines or stomach at some point!
Whilst it is easier to restrict a dogs access to certain objects, others often occur in everyday life and we all know that you can’t watch dogs 24/7!
Symptoms of a possible foreign body being ingested, include; vomiting (food and water), a possible painful tummy, depression, lethargy, weight loss and occasionally diarrhoea. More than one of these may be seen in varying severity.
If you are concerned or suspicious that your dog may have eaten something it shouldn’t then please telephone the practice to be seen by a vet.