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Visible Dog May 23, 2007

Posted by caveblogem in Dogs, Maggie, Other.

Maggie she went to the hospital this weekend, which was traumatic for the whole family, of course.  We knew that she has a thing about chewing, but we didn’t realize the danger.  She has destroyed a bunch of her toys, and we usually take them away from her after they start to fall to pieces, except for the rope toys.  These wouldn’t last a minute if we took them away from her just because she was ripping them to shreds.  She swallows a ton of the rope, of course.  But we didn’t realize that it could get all balled up in her system, create a dangerous intestinal blockage.  But now we do.  No more rope toys. 

Anyway, she’s fine.  Here’s a picture of her just before we took her to the hospital. This is her sad face (click to enlarge).


And here’s a picture of her insides (click to enlarge). 


Nice that the veterinary clinic provides you with copies of these things.  Otherwise the $1,300 vet bill would seem excessive. 

I’ll post another picture of her when her hair grows out a little more.  Currently, she has no hair on her front forelegs where the IV was attached.  They did both legs because they did the right first but didn’t find a vein there.  So then they did the left. I hesitate to post a picture until she looks less like a french poodle.  Not that there is anything wrong with that. . . .


1. strugglingwriter - May 23, 2007

I’m glad Maggie is ok now. She looks really cute (yes I feel confident enough in my masculinity to use the word cute). I would never have thought about the rope toys being a problem either.

2. silverneurotic - May 24, 2007

This makes me a tad nervous…though, I don’t think my dog ingests too much string/rope from her toys. And she seems on good health.

I’m glad that your Maggie is now okay.

3. w - May 25, 2007

Oh, that first pic says everything. So, so, so, so glad she’s okay.

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