eating stones

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Re: eating stones

Post by amber » 07 Nov 2007, 18:52

[quote="Kat"]:D dogs need to be allowed freedom to exhibit naural behaviour, explore and make their own mistakes, just like kids! :twisted: :twisted: of course, living as we do, it's up to us humans to decide when enough is enough and everyone has their own individual boundaries.... dogs eat and chew a huge range of weird stuff that is perfectly normal


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Trouble is some mistakes are sadly life threatening. As you have read by people willing to give their accounts on what must have been a heartbreaking tragedy for those concerned.
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Re: eating stones

Post by Kat » 08 Nov 2007, 15:05

hi amber.... there are always going to be terrible tragedies and accidents and none of us wants that :( .... but as i said, it's up to each individual to work out their own level of risk vs safety - be aware of danger but get it into perspective..... so many awful things can happen but we need to enjoy the time we got - not take silly risks but not live in fear.... i think the main thing is..... know your dog inside out and observe him well, then you are likely to be able to predict or pre-empt the possible dangers.... and always listen to your dog (cos he probably knows best!!!)
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Re: eating stones

Post by dustysmum » 08 Nov 2007, 15:51

Hi Kat dusty loves stones bricks boulders :shock: or anything else that she can hide in her mouth she is 10 months now and she is so used to me fishing about in her slimy wet mouth that everytime i spot her sneaking a chew (which isnt often as she pretends she hasnt got anything and strolls off to a hidden corner with her cheeks puffed out) that when i say what have you got , I get a disgusted look and she spits it out :shock: i mean a real spit its hilarious,ps i do agree you have to be very careful what you say some very opinionated ladies on here :roll:
but i quickly add some very good advice too :lol:
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Re: eating stones

Post by amber » 08 Nov 2007, 16:26

This is just a simple answer to a simple question.
There are high risks of blockages and illness, though, if pups and dogs are willingly allowed to swallow stones.
I think 99% of people realise this anyway, thankfully,
I will always try my best to minimalise the risk, simply by taking the stones out, and giving a safe toy to play with.
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Re: eating stones

Post by dustysmum » 08 Nov 2007, 17:28

sorry opinionated looks abit strong :oops: i didnt mean that at you amber i know you are more protective than anything else x :)
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Re: eating stones

Post by amber » 08 Nov 2007, 17:31

Thanks Dustysmum
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Re: eating stones

Post by peterannben » 08 Nov 2007, 17:53

aw hope all goes well with the stones ,i have heard about some nasty consequenses over stones we have a sock monster ,pip eats socks, he doesnt just chew them he swallows them , we only found out that it was pip when we went out to shovel up his toilets ,fortunately the socks are or were my 4 year old sons and not my o.h,s i dread to to think what would happen then annx

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Re: eating stones

Post by Bid » 08 Nov 2007, 20:55

Kat has a good point about knowing your dog, and you can often spot health problems early from noticing things differing from their normal behaviour, but I think with young pups who haven't yet sorted out what is going to be normal, you have to be a little bit more proactive in watching out for them. (That's just my opinion :lol: :lol: :lol: )
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Re: eating stones

Post by amber » 08 Nov 2007, 22:04

Who'd have thought this thread would last this long,
I must admit i am losing the will to live

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Re: eating stones

Post by Kat » 09 Nov 2007, 01:20

:mrgreen: amber, chill out! this is a discussion (and we obviously disagree on lots of things)... :cry: i think it' s past your bedtime...go curl up with some antibiotics and a good book and i'm sure you'll feel better in the morning :shock: :mrgreen:
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Re: eating stones

Post by amber » 09 Nov 2007, 15:09

Hey, Kat.
It seems you have the wrong end of the stick, yet again.
I was joking. :P
Go curl up yourself with your Arsonicum, and Belladonna (Deadlynightshade)

Kats.
I am sorry your original post turned out this way.
As you know I only have the dogs and their owners best wishes at heart. I have put my view forward, and said all i can say, as it just seems to be turning into a battle of wills now, and something i don't wish to get into.
Best wishes
Amber :)

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Re: eating stones

Post by kats » 09 Nov 2007, 17:47

amber wrote:
amber wrote:Oh, Kats, i'm afraid it would be dangerous. But she will grow out of it.. Keep an eye on her out there, and give her a large plastic milk carton, keeps them occupied for a while anyway
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Hi Kats, glad the milk, and coke bottles helped.
Amber :D

Hi Amber, sorry - my bad :oops:

missed that you had suggested this too - you are also a star :D
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