Violet is fine now, thank God.
|OMG how scary!|
Glad Violet is ok.
How is the bird or was the cage empty?
OMG how scary!
Glad Violet is ok.
How is the bird or was the cage empty?
The bird cage is just a decoration I have set on the floor next to the vase and chair. No, I don't have any birds it is hard enough keeping up with the 3 dogs and 1 cat.
|Our Hudson ended up really sick from his one and only dentastix experience. Never again will he get one.|
It made him throw up almost immediately after he finished, but the vomiting continued the rest of the day and at night water started coming up too. I sat up with him until the vet's office opened, and was there when the first techs arrived.
They said that they doubted he could be too sick...it was about sixteen or seventeen hours of vomiting, which isn't good, but generally isn't danger zone at that point.
The vet arrived shortly thereafter and called me. She put him on IV fluids and antibiotics immediately. He was really sick and dehydrated. He ended up being just fine, but had to stay overnight and everything.
I don't know if he just doesn't react well to them, or if there was some really nasty bacteria in that particular one, but we're not trying anything like that again.
I'm so glad that someone was home to help poor Violet. That must have been so terrifying for her (and you too). Virtual hugs to all.
|I wont let my dogs have ANY treat that is hard enough to form a blockage or get stuck in the throat, yet soft enough to bite big chunks off of. There are lots of these kinds of things on the market now, and they give me the willies.|
|Oh Helen, I am glad you were there and could get it out. How scary. I am glad Violet is okay.|
Dudley's first bowel obstruction was from a dental stix, he swollowed it whole. I've never bought them again.
|Having pulled treats from back of mouths, I just don't trust any of those chew items. Not used here.|
|I had something happen like that from a greenie once (years ago, and never used them since either).|
I am so glad Violet is OK
|OMG! Glad someone was home to help Violet! The thought of what could ahve happened!|
We do NOT use any of thsoe dental sticks or any stick tnat is non-digestible. Even if digestible, we monitor and when gets small, remove... Someone told me to use some special dental chews once...called Cd something or other. I ordered them and they look like little rawhides...NOPE! Not going to my dogs! Looked like something that can get stuck in a minute!
We use dental wipes from Dr. Fosters and Smith. Little pad wipe type thing and I wipe the dogs teeth after breakfast and again after dinner. Maybe not as good as brushing, but works fine.
|Those things are so scary. Thank God Violet is OK. I have them in the cupboard and the yorkie is fine with them but Summer tries to swallow them whole so they just dont get used.|
|How frightening!! Your quick thinking saved her. I've seen these products but haven't used them. Now, not ever. Glad Violet is okay. Have you stopped shaking yet??|
|I am glad she is ok and hope you recover soon! We give Mady these and have never had any issues. We give her greenies once in a while as well. I am getting increasingly confused by all of these chew things, antlers, rawhide, dentalsticks etc. I thought that we were supposed to give them to dogs to keep their teeth and gums clean, but it seems that they are dangerous. What on earth are we supposed to give them to chew?|
|OMG Helen! glad she is ok now. How scary was that!|
I am getting increasingly confused by all of these chew things, antlers, rawhide, dentalsticks etc. I thought that we were supposed to give them to dogs to keep their teeth and gums clean, but it seems that they are dangerous. What on earth are we supposed to give them to chew?
According to my dogs: road kill would be fine...
Seriously, my vet told me raw turkey necks and backs. But that's only good if your dogs are chewers, not gulpers. Yes, it's incredibibly confusing!
I'm so glad Violet's OK. Having performed a similar "operation" on Belle many years ago when she had a soggy raw hide caught in her throat I'm well versed in that horrible feeling....
|After my 9 year old miniature poodle Lamby (a dog I rescued a few years earlier) started having dental problems I took her to vet for cleaning and they had to extract a few teeth. I have been trying hard to brush her teeth but it is next to impossible (she actually started getting cranky and snapping despite how gentle I tried to be). She hates it and when I use the flavored toothpaste for dogs she started having the runs. Then I decided to try Denta stixs and she loved them. I also started to give them to my other dog Hercules.|
A few months after using them about twice a week (not every day). Both dogs, whom had never had anal gland problems both ended up in emergency vet with RUPTURED anal glands 6 weeks apart. First Lamby, and then over the next 6 weeks she was back at the vet with infection in other side. Twice put on antibiotics. I keep a diary of all my pets (medicines, food changes, illnesses, bath schedules, everything) and the only thing new to them was these denta stixs. Then Hercules had a ruptured anal gland, he is only 5 years old.
I decided to stop buying them and we haven't had any problems with their anal glands since. I don't know if anyone else's dogs have suffered from this problem after using this product. I just find it weird that of all the dogs I've owned in over 30 years this has never happened (except for an older lab who had to have his expressed once, but he was really old when it happened and it didn't rupture.) It is really painful for the dog when rupture occurs and it can happen very fast. One minute Lamby was fine and the next she shot across the livingroom and into the kitchen and I heard a loud pouring sound - it was a smelly bloody mess pouring out her rear and she looked terrified. I was terrified too having never witnessed this before and rushed her to the vet.
I don't know if it was a coincidence, but for 2 different breeds to suffer from a ruptured anal gland 6 weeks apart (both whom never had any kind of anal gland problems before) and within less than a couple of months of starting denta stixs it worried me. And the fact that they have been fine for months now since I stopped buying this product makes me feel more strongly that it wasn't a coincidence. I asked my vet about this and she said it is possible that it could cause a problem for some dogs, but she can't confirm anything since she doesn't have enough data on these products. But would question future dog owners who bring dogs in with rupture to see if there could be a common denominator or if there was a higher incidence of rupture in dogs who had been given these treats.
Good Luck to all you dog lovers and be very careful what you give your dogs.
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