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    Puppy ate plastic beads!

    I thought my parents were watching her while I was showering but I came out and she had attacked one of my mom's sandals that is decorated with little plastic beads in shape of a flower! I'm worried cause I have no idea what the plastic will do to her can someone help me please. There are no emergency vets here, and if I were to take her to a vet it would have to be tomorrow.she probably ate around 15 little plastic beads. The beads are quite small, but what about the plastic and her stomach?
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    Re: Puppy ate plastic beads!

    How big is your dog? How big were the beads? Does she seem to be behaving normally (ie. eating, drinking, bathroom habits)? I don't personally have much experience with this, but I know of dogs that have eaten CRAZY things and lived to tell the tale. I'm sure others will provide further advice quickly, hang in there! (And get your folks to help puppy-proof the place! =)
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    Re: Puppy ate plastic beads!

    Quote Originally Posted by Shandwill View Post
    How big is your dog? How big were the beads? Does she seem to be behaving normally (ie. eating, drinking, bathroom habits)? I don't personally have much experience with this, but I know of dogs that have eaten CRAZY things and lived to tell the tale. I'm sure others will provide further advice quickly, hang in there! (And get your folks to help puppy-proof the place! =)

    My dog is only 2 months old, shes about 13 inches tall and 30 long :\ umm she ate it and I made her go outside, she pee'd and then tried to eat other nonsense in the backyard (a piece of charcoal, and some sticks) the beads are this big () <- or smaller
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    Re: Puppy ate plastic beads!

    They'll pass with out any difficulty IMO. She shouldn't be able to digest teh plastic so I don't think you need to worry about any toxic effects, but purple tongue is an indicator of toxicity. just watch for lethergy, pale gums, vomiting. You can add 1-2 teaspoons of canola oil to her food to help "grease the tracks" and make passing them a little easier.

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    Thanks Shrink, I guess what I'm worried to most is that I just saw that there was a piece in shape of a flower that was maybe the size of a nickel. and if she were to show these symptoms, it would be after how long?
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    Re: Puppy ate plastic beads!

    It takes about 45 minutes for food to start moving into the intestines, and about 48 hours to totally clear the system. If the one was the size of a nickel she' might have chewed it up first then swallowed it in which case I would suggest a half a piece of bread to help coat her stoamch and bind the bead parts so they can pass with out scratching the GI lining. Def. use the oil as well.

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    KK thank you, I'll try it tomorrow morning. She's sleeping normally atm. So when she wakes me at 3am I can see how she looks. Can I dip the bread in canola oil? or should i put the oil with her dog food?
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    Re: Puppy ate plastic beads!

    Most dogs like oil and will lap it up. Do you have any Vaseline (petroleum jelly)? You have to give it between meals, as it interferes with nutrient absorption, but it definitely greases everything through.

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    I don't have Vaseline, and don't even think that town carries that sort of stuff lol. But, I'll definitely "grease" her up tomorrow, and I guess I should get ready for diarrhea?
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    Re: Puppy ate plastic beads!

    She should be ok! My 15 pound pup ate SOS pads, trash bags, wood, plastic, charcoal, poop, glass, rocks, and probably some other things that I forgot to mention. He would throw up what he couldn't digest, which is how I know he ate some of these things. Other things I would see in his poop or catch him eating. I had to keep him quarantined for a few months so he would stop eating EVERYTHING. This helped. Also, I made sure he always had something good to chew on, like a toy or a dental stick.

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    Re: Puppy ate plastic beads!

    Thanks for all the help everyone

    But, I just found out that she didn't eat all of it! She ate 1 or 2 little beads which is fine. My mom said that she took the plastic flower off and some beads. So I'm much happier now Good thing I asked her about her sandal, or else I would have fed her the oil, and probably would be cleaning my house atm

    Shrink, thanks for the advice though, if she ever does something like this again, at least I'll know what to do
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    Re: Puppy ate plastic beads!

    You're welcome, and I have always just put the oil in their food. Actually my dogs get oils every night. I mix 8 oz warm water and 4 tablespoons bacon or hamburger grease and put a little on everyones food. I wouldn't suggest giving vasaline to a dog for this purpose. It's too thick and will affect nuitrition absorption. It shouldn't give the dog the runs. It should just make passing BM's easier. If you do get the runs from it, you used too much.

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    Re: Puppy ate plastic beads!

    8 oz or water and 4 tablespoons each or divided to all your dogs?
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    Re: Puppy ate plastic beads!

    1 cup with 8 ozs water, add 4 tablespoons bacon/hamburger grease to the 8 ozs water, then divide amongst the 5 food bowls. Just a little top dressing. not enough to make the kibbles swim but just enough to moisten each when stirred around.

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    Re: Puppy ate plastic beads!

    Okay, I will try this tonight My pup is not liking her kibble, so I put a little of watered down milk on it and she loved it. But, as I think you've stated some dogs are lactose intolerant (if she was, would she had symptoms now or when she's older?) so I'm trying to cut down on her milk. About the grease, can it be grease from country fried chicken ? cause that's what I'm making tonight.
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    Re: Puppy ate plastic beads!

    No I wouldn't recommend second hand oil that you use to fry something. The animal fats in the bacon grease and hamburger grease are what is beneficial here. Either regular uncooked oil or grease derived from animal fats. She is still young so she may not develop any type of lactose intolerence until she's a little older soI would wean her off the diluted milk. Somtimes just warm water alone is enough to make the kibble mroe appealing and a little softer for pups teeth. Are you feeding a good quality kibble???

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    Re: Puppy ate plastic beads!

    yes Purina puppy food. Will oil based on soy be okay? is "soy" oil vegetable oil?
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    Re: Puppy ate plastic beads!

    Soy is the #1 cause of allergic reactions in dogs so NO. IT has to be canola oil or virgin olive oil.

    I would suspect your pup doesn't like her kibble because Purnia is kinda junky honestly (sorry) there are much better foods out there that aren't too far off in price like 4 Health at tractor supply.

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    Re: Puppy ate plastic beads!

    Quote Originally Posted by Dog_Shrink View Post
    I would suspect your pup doesn't like her kibble because Purnia is kinda junky honestly (sorry) there are much better foods out there that aren't too far off in price like 4 Health at tractor supply.
    He's in Brazil, so that might BE the best there, lol.

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    Re: Puppy ate plastic beads!

    I think they can get olive oil in Brazil, or the drippings from cooked meats right? That's the best and only fatty oils I can comfortably recommend for this type of application.

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