Does your sweet little pooch goggle up everything is site? Find the most foul and dangerous morsels to dive into? Do you have a trick for helping them evacuate their tummies of these dangerous snacks? Well if you answered yes to all of these questions then you must live with a dog like Pippi. She has always been a compulsive eater, from kibble to crumbs and well whatever else she can find; the damn dog eats it all. In glorious form she decided to chew up and ingest half of a rubber dog toy on our last day at Josh’s parent’s house. We awoke the next morning not to yakked up pink plastic but to diarrhea. For the next four days we were taking Pippi out every two hours for deposits. It was official she was in bad shape and we were no way to get her to a vet. On the fourth day we drove in the wee hours of the morning to get her some professional care. The vet immediately scooped her up and made a plan to get her healthy. They did a barium test and x-rays to find the exact spot of said lodged toy. Pippi spent the day at the clinic and we got some much needed sleep. Around 3:00 we got a phone call letting us know that she was ready to come home. By the time the barium made its way through her system they had the irritation under control. So in the end she passed the bits and cost us a little bit of cash but she is just fine.
Since originally sketching out this post Pippi has also consumed part of a Puppy bone, which she yakked up, and mouse poison, which we made her yak up.