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Visible Dog May 23, 2007

Posted by caveblogem in Dogs, Maggie, Other.
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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).

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

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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. . . .

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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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