Worried about Jax! Please keep your fingers crossed!

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by gritsar, Dec 3, 2009.

  1. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    When we did our grocery shopping last night we bought Jax, our 8 mo. old GSD, an NBA regulation-size basketball.

    He popped it before we could even finish putting the groceries away! [​IMG]

    We waited about 15 minutes before taking it away from him and found that he'd eaten a small piece of it.

    He won't eat his breakfast this morning - not really unusual, he's not a big eater - but now I'm worried.

    Please keep your fingers crossed that this too shall pass. [​IMG]
     
  2. Imp

    Imp All things share the same breath- Chief Seattle

    Fingers crossed.

    Imp
     
  3. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    Quote:Thanks Imp. I can always count on you. [​IMG]

    We're on our way to the vet in a few minutes anyhow - to pick up flea meds, so we're going to mention this to her.
     
  4. Imp

    Imp All things share the same breath- Chief Seattle

    Quote:Thanks Imp. I can always count on you. [​IMG]

    We're on our way to the vet in a few minutes anyhow - to pick up flea meds, so we're going to mention this to her.

    Glad you're going to the vet. I think he'll be fine if the piece is small, but can never be too careful.

    Imp
     
  5. rodriguezpoultry

    rodriguezpoultry Langshan Lover

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    The things dogs do...LOL
     
  6. horsejody

    horsejody Squeaky Wheel

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    This too shall pass (I hope).
     
  7. ranchhand

    ranchhand Rest in Peace 1956-2011

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    Grits! I thought I told you to not waste any money on balls! 5 seconds is max amount of time one will last. Bingo eats Jolly Balls like they're candy. And I have spent a fortune on tennis balls, basketballs, soccer balls, you name it he's eaten it.

    The good news is that all the bits eventually end up in the back yard! [​IMG] Or on the bottom of your shoe.......

    Ask the vet, but he's most likely going to be fine.
     
  8. NGT ANGL

    NGT ANGL Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] for Jax. Since it was a small piece, IMHO, I think he will be ok. [​IMG] to you
     
  9. chicktwit

    chicktwit Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Laxtone or mineral oil is an option. Your vet will be your best advisor. I have little guys & they're always getting constipated. Be sure to get out of the way when he needs to go. [​IMG]
     
  10. Chickerdoodle13

    Chickerdoodle13 The truth is out there...

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    If it was a small enough piece, he'll probably be fine. Luckily basketballs are relatively soft and should pass right through his system. Just keep an eye on him, but don't worry too much.
     

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