|Pip will put just about anything he can find in his mouth- shoes, socks, wrappers, food, pop cans you name it if it is in reach, he'll go for it. I've learned to just keep things off the floor and away from him as much as humanly possible... if I notice he has something naughty I take it away immediately...
Some of those items could cause a dangerous (and expensive!!!) digestive system blockage, so try to keep Olive from actually swallowing anything that isn't a food item!
|Foz picks up ANYTHING!!! He especially likes socks and undies too. You really need to stay on top of these guys and be extra diligent in picking up what you have laying around. We've never had a lot of clutter in our house, but now...there's nothing|
|This is unfortunately quite normal. The things that have been pulled out of the rear end would amaze you And yes, they come back up the other way too. I lost a sheepdog to eating gravel
Ask a vet how many bizarre things they've removed surgically from dogs who think they are goats.......the stories could be endless.
I don't know if sheepdogs are anymore prone to this behavior.......I remember a friend's Newfoundland undergoing a "sock-ectomy".
Just today I heard of a python snake eating a queen size electrick blanket, cord and control included.......and had to have it removed surgically.
You as the smarter of the two animals need to keep your surroundings as danger free as possible........get husbands to pick up socks, underwear, etc.........and watch for signs of distress in your pup and knowthe fastest way to the emergency vet!.
|WELL I AM TRYING, BUT SHE IS ONE SNEEKY LITTLE GIRL SHE EVEN TOOK MY CELL PHONE AND HID IT UNDER THE BED WITH ALL HER OTHER LOOT (THAT SHE DIDN'T EAT ANYWAY) O I FINALLY FIGURED OUT THE PHOTO. TO ALL THIS IS OLIVE YOU FINALLY GET TO SEE HER. O I FEEL SO SMATR ( AND IT ONLY TOOK ME 6 MONTHS TO GET IT RIGHT) WELL I AM GOING TO PUT UP OLIVE NOW WHEN I AM SORTING THE LAUNDRY. I THINK THAT IS HOW SHE IS STEALING AWAY HER BOUNTY. I EVEN FOUND A SPOON UNDER THERE THANK GOD SHE DIDN'T EAT IT, THOUGH FROM THE LOOKS OF IT SHE SURE TRIED|
|We have to be really careful about making sure everything is picked up around here too, and with a hubby, 3 boys and a girl, there is ALWAYS stuff lying around. LOL
Sky eats socks too, swallows them whole, and poops them out a day or two later. I've been lucky so far that she HAS pooped them out, I always worry one of these days something will get stuck.
I think the best you can do it to pick up things as often as possible, keep bedroom and bathroom doors shut if she is getting into things there etc.
You could also try leaving a sock out with bitter apple on it, see if she takes it and what her reaction is to the taste.
|Please be really extra careful. I know of 2 OES that have died from eating things. 1 swallowed pantyhouse and 1 chewed up a rug.|
|My oldest dog is an "eater." That's what the surgeons call dog who eat things other than food. They also told me that once they start, it will continue the rest of their lives.
Ben almost died from a linear obstruction - a towel that he chewed and swallowed. The smaller piece passed into the intestines, connected to the bigger still in the stomach. The threads that connected the pieces were sawing into his intestines and the surgeon said that in another hour, it would have sawed throught the last of the layers of the intestine. And the goof had an incredible pain tolerance, it took a while for the vets to understand just how sick he was. Two hours after arriving at the surgeons, he was on the table.
So we dog-proofed the house. Everything that we had ever seen signs that he had eaten was put up out of his reach. So we thought. Ten months after the first surgery, he was again in the surgeon's office - this time is was a sock (and he had passed many of them before). They were much quicker to do the surgery this time and he bounced back quicker.
Ben's surgery ran over 3,000 the first time (ER visits, vet and surgeon). The second surgery ran about 2,500. Most expensive dog I've ever had. And well worth it.
Just take it seriously. I had three kids at home, so it isn't easy.
|Ollie will pinch, socks, underwear and he likes to stick his head in the bin and eat tissues - and he will eat them, the amount of times I've had to get them out of his throat - we are just extra careful not to leave things where Ollie can get them - he's a complete thief - if its on the floor dogs of any breed think its theirs !|
|The best command that Willoughby and I learned was "leave it!" ! But I still have to keep everything put of his reach. He was sick yesterday AM from somthing he swallowed when my back was turned.|
|WOW I DID NOT KNOW IT COULD GET STUCK SO I AM DEFINATLY GOING TO OLIVE PROOF MY HOUSE. SHE IS SMARTE THOUGH. SHE IS LEARNING TO OPEN CABNET DOORS AND THE DOORS TO GO OUT. I REALLY HAVE MY HANDS FULL. IF I AM OCUPIED I PUT HER IN HER CRATE BUT I FEEL LIKE SHE SPENDS SO MUCH TIME IN THERE. I GUESS I MUST REMEMBER IT IS SAFER IN THERE THAN OUT AND EATING SOMETHING THAT WILL MAKE HER SICK.|
|I forgot the rug! Driving home with Basil, and St. Bernard. Started with one rug and a dog, arrived home with 1 dog, no rug......it came back shortly after we got home. magic
(yeah, the same dog that ate a year's garlic harvest.......guess he was an "eater" as mentioned above)
|Funny to see that this is normal behavior for sheepies!! SamSun LOVES to steal my daughter's little thongs and in a split second they are gone. I know it's not a pretty site when they come back up a day or two later but still kinda cute when she's hollering at him a little too late.|
|When I had an OES as a child he ate my moms stockings. Funny thing is when he poop it came out in the stocking making for easy clean up.|
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|You know, since this is kind of normal compared to these other posts.
My dog ate crayons and his poop came out colored!
|Frankie steals our socks mauls them around in his mouth. When you don't know he has done that and you go to put them on your feet
I have to constantly watch what he puts in his mouth also. I thought it was just a puppy thing. guess not.....
Lisa and Frankie
|It could be vry dangerous to eat things like that. I find the best way to keep that from happening is to keep socks, underwear and all other non edible things off the floor! But beware, they are known to stick their noses into the hamper and pull them out!|
|Patch ate some sparkle confetti about 5 years ago - I had a party and sprinkled confetti on the tables. You could tell her do do from the other dogs because it had tiny little red, green, blue, and yellow stars in it. She is my party pooper.|
|I wish that Daphne was just a "party pooper". Unfortunately, she thinks kitty poop is the cat's meow! The only way that I have been able to eliminate this from her diet is to use these covered litter boxes w/steps that cats have to turn a corner to get in.|
|Lucy had eaten a sock and threw it up immidiatly. THe second time we werent so lucky. She had eaten it and didnt throw it up for 1 or 2 days. She was miserable. The only thing you can really do is make sure your doggie cant get those items. Since then we havent had an issue =)|
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