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Anyone elses dog eaten a sofa cushion or pillow?

Discussion in 'Dog Health issues and questions' started by jonmswit, Jul 27, 2011.

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  1. jonmswit

    jonmswit Boxer Buddy

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    The other day Bailey somehow managed to unzip a sofa cushion/pillow and pull out most of the stuffing while we were at work. Having not been home we don't know if she actually ate any of the stuffing. Yesterday around lunchtime I took her out for a walk and she had a rather soft poop with some weird whitish/yellow mucuos stuff all around it. And today we got home at lunch to find that she has prety bad diarrhea and had pooped twice while we were out for the morning and then had diarrhea again when I took her out for her walk.

    My question is...could this be caused by eating the stuffing out of the sofa cushion/pillow or is it most likely something else?
     
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    BxrMommieNAZ Boxer Insane

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    Yes, it could be. Watch for signs of an obstruction as well. My boy ate a part of a blanket and ended up needing surgery to remove it.
     
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    jonmswit Boxer Buddy

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    What do we need to keep an eye out for other than vomitting and trouble pooping?
     
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    BxrMommieNAZ Boxer Insane

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    Not eating, vomiting, changes in stools (my boy still went, but it was diarrhea), lethargic, not wanting to drink. And it can be awhile. It was about 3 weeks before mine had any symptoms.
     
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    jonmswit Boxer Buddy

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    Thanks for the suggestions. Things actually got worse over night and she was passing a lot of blood with her stool this morning so we took her to the vet with a stool sample and the vet diagnosed her with Whipworms. She got an Atropine shot at the vet and we were sent home with a few medications to take care of the worms and the slightly inflamed intestine caused by the worms. Now we're on the road to recovery.
     
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