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    Izzy off to the Vet today.

    Izzy quit eating the past couple of days and was just laying around so I took her into the Vet today. She had thrown up a couple of times and did drink some water. They did an x-ray and ultrasound and she had a blockage. The is a dog that I would have sworn never played with toys but when they opened her up she had a piece of a toy in her intestine and also a small arm off a toy in her stomach. They had to take a section of her intestine out. They will keep her in the Vet Hospital till Monday. The biggest worry is infection from the intestine. The second incision into her stomach should have no problem healing. Hopefully she will recover alright.

    Tomorrow I am going out and gathering up all the toys except the unchewable ones and throw them away. It is the big dogs who chewed up the toys but never thought one of the little dogs would swallow a piece of a toy and now I worry that the big dogs may do the same. It will spoil some of their fun but sure can't afford another Vet bill like I know this one is going to be. It started out at $111.00 for the examination, plus, plus, plus. Haven't see the bill yet.

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    Re: Izzy off to the Vet today.

    Oh no! I hope Izzy has a fast and easy recovery.
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    Re: Izzy off to the Vet today.

    am so sorry for Izzy. sending healing thoughts <3

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    Re: Izzy off to the Vet today.

    Wow - sorry to hear it! Please keep us posted. Hopefully she makes a very speedy recovery. Toys really are a double-edged sword aren't they

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    Re: Izzy off to the Vet today.

    Well, $1770.00 later, Izzy is back home. I am lucky they have a senior discount so it was 242.56 less then I would have paid if not a senior. She had not bothered with her Fentanyl Patch (pain patch) on her back leg in the hospital but they gave me a cone in case she did at home. I will have to put it on her overnight as she was licking at the patch before I told her to stop and they are highly poisonous if she managed to chew it off. It will come off on Wednesday. She did not do any licking when she was spayed but this was way more extensive and she was so shutdown at the Vet's that I don't think she noticed anything. I would do it again but just hope I never have to.

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    am Happy she is homel will keep sending good thoughts and prayers for her recovery <3

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    Well it sounds like hopefully soon you'll be able to put this behind you! Glad to hear she is doing well.

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    Re: Izzy off to the Vet today.

    A good reminder for everyone. (Sadly) your's is the 3rd dog I've heard about within the past 2 months with this experience. One had a foot (yes) of rope blockage (surgery) and the other had eaten a rock (which passed). Bills at least $3000. Why I recommend pet insurance (for accidents/illnesses) not wellness. Also dogs need to be supervised with their toys so folks can inspect them before and after play. I like the indestructable "Chuck It" and "Kong" series. But, a dog can ingest any household item whatsoever, including socks and shoelaces, candy wrappers ... and the gammit. Never, ever ignore dog's symptoms which are atypical of your dog's personality. Rabid eater, to no eating! Vomiting and diarreah, bad combination! Busy highly active dog, to lethargy ... always a warning. And better to pay a 40$ office exam bill, than worse.

    Hoping your dog's recovery is swift and without complications. So sorry to hear of her discomfort.

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    Re: Izzy off to the Vet today.

    Took Izzy back to the Vet today to get the Fentanyl patch off her back leg. Still has another 7 days of antibiotics and some liquid I have to give her an hour before she eats. I went around and cleared up everything the big dogs had chewed up or anything they could chew up I do have some toys that seem to be unchewable as they have had them for years but will still keep a close eye on them. I do have Kongs which they get when they go into a crate, stuffed with something and frozen but only when they are in a crate. I have been lucky that she is the first dog I have ever had with a blockage and I have had dogs for over sixty years plus family dogs we had as kids. Right now I have seven dogs and she was the one dog that I would never have thought would eat anything like she did.

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