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    Senior Member Laurelin's Avatar
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    A cautionary tale regarding dog toys

    Long story short: Mia got a treat ball stuck on her jaw. I was standing right next to her when she started screaming and flailing about. She had her treat ball stuck to her bottom jaw.

    I tried to free her but couldn't get the ball removed. Her tongue start going purple and she started bleeding seemingly from the mouth. Of course this is Sunday morning on Easter so no place was open.

    I rushed her across town to the emergency vet. They had to sedate her and cut the ball off of her face in many pieces. She ended up having torn both of her dewclaws off while she was trying to free herself. So most of the blood ended up coming from her claws being ripped out and not her mouth. She did have some cut gums.

    All in all just be really careful and make sure your dog cannot get their mouth and jaw stuck in a toy. We have had the toy for years and never had a problem. Looking on Amazon reviews it seems this isnt uncommon for small dogs to have this issue.

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    Re: A cautionary tale regarding dog toys

    am so sorry am glad you were able to get her to help and that she will be ok...

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    WOW, I am so glad she is okay! Poor Mia

    I would like to know what toy this is.... If you're not comfortable posting it can you PM me? Though the manufacturers really should know too so they can make it safer for small dogs.

    Soro the lab mutt - approximate birthday: April 22 2006

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    yep it was terrifying. Luckily she is doing much better today and is back to her happy self.

    Only Mia gets a ball stuck on her face, fights so hard she rips her nails out and then almost immediately wants to play tennis ball. <3

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    Canyx tried to pm you but can't. It was an IQ treat ball. I think it would be fine for big dogs but Mia got her whole jaw in the opening somehow.

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    Weird, my inbox has space. But thanks for the tip. I am glad Mia is feeling better!

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    Yikes! That sounds terrifying! It seems like nothing is really safe for every dog. It really sucks when everything has been just fine.. until it wasn't. I'm glad Mia is doing okay now.

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    Might be my inbox that was fulll. Not sure!

    The vet report is kind of funny (now)

    'Presenting complaint: ball stuck on mouth'


    Only Mia...

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    So glad she is alright. It's crazy how everything can be fine and out of nowhere, something like that happens. I had it something similar with my dog happen, she was playing with a toy she'd had for years, and somehow it got jammed in her mouth but luckily we were able to get it out without too much fuss.

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    How scary! I'm so glad she's okay!

    I've always been hesitant about balls with openings on them especially any that squeeze down. (But i think the toy your describing is hard) I once read a horror story of a rottweiler in my city who was playing with a kong squeeze ball. He bit down on it hard, got his tongue in the opening, and when he released the toy it vacuumed his tongue up into the hole!! His tongue turned purple, they had to rush him to the vet, where his tongue swelled and closed his throat and he had to have a breathing tube and feeding tube. The tongue tissue ended up dying and they decided to put him down. So since then I've had a HUGE fear of leaving any toy like that with my dogs unsupervised. Even with Mabel I still take away her kong squeaky toys when I can't watch her. With a previous dog I had, I wouldn't even let him have those type of toys. He only got squeaky tennis balls because he was an AGGRESSIVE chewer and I was afraid of him doing that.


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    Re: A cautionary tale regarding dog toys

    Holy crap! So glad she is okay!
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    How scary! Glad she is okay!

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    How frightening! I'm so glad she's ok. And I just looked at that ball...HOW did she even do that? Just crazy the weird things that can happen.

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