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Kathleen (Email Removed) said in
I let my dogs have apple cores although I hold onto them and the three of them take turns gnawing off chunks. That's when I'm eating an apple. I would never let them have a batch of applesauce's worth of cores.

Rocky picks apples off of my trees. Well, maybe "pick" is an overly-delicate way of describing how he gets thems down. He eats the entire apple, and not so many, and not so methodically that I'm at all worried about the seeds.
This time of year, I'm more concerned about him eating an apple containing a wasp.

Matt. Rocky's a Dog.
This time of year, I'm more concerned about him eating an apple containing a wasp.

Knock on wood, we don't seem to be having that (usual) problem. Maybe because they are staying on the tree well (that will end!). Rudy gets the one that falls every day. Sometimes, it's too big for him to eat and he winds up carrying it around. I cut it into thirds at that point, so everyone has a chunk.
I haven't been worrying about seeds, but off to look at poisoning possibilities. Franklin is a very sick dog right now, and after 4 fairly useless hours in the ER with a vet with the tableside manner of a rock, I'm mostly hovering and waiting for my vet to open in the a.m.

Janet Boss
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FurPaw (Email Removed) said in
Garlic - is that all garlic or just raw garlic?

It's an onion-type problem, though I've read that excessive garlic fed on a regular basis can kill off many of the good bugs which live in a dog's gut.
Liver is a component of many commercial pet foods. Sure, a whole beef liver might contain too many toxins and iron, but a little, in moderation?

Moderation is the key. Speaking of liver, next time you're lost and starving in the arctic and manage to kill a polar bear for sustenance, don't eat its liver! Vitamin A toxicity.

The things one learns on Jeopardy!.

Matt. Rocky's a Dog.
Franklin is a very sick dog right now, and after 4 fairly useless hours in the ER with a vet with the tableside manner of a rock, I'm mostly hovering and waiting for my vet to open in the a.m.

What's up!?

Matt. Rocky's a Dog.
What's up!?

Soft stool F/Sa, vomited dinner Saturday (was acting fine up to that point, but slow eating dinner). Vomited Sunday breakfast. Kept down snack last evening, normal but teeny stool last night. Vomited water this morning. Spent 4 hours at ER, x-rays showed nothing (but we know there can be). Came home, didn't take water up - should have. Vomited huge amount 12 hour after home (water) and then at 3:30 (water). Napped in between, gave Pepcid as well. Water has been removed. He got fluids at ER, so I think he's ok hydration wise for 8-10 hours.

With his history, worried about blockage but can't figure that out and nothing showed. Looked up cyanide - one apple wouldn't do it and not the right symptoms. I'm pretty worried on a number of levels right now.

Janet Boss
www.bestfriendsdogobedience.com
Soft stool F/Sa, vomited dinner Saturday (was acting fine up to that point, but slow eating dinner). Vomited Sunday breakfast. ... well. Water has been removed. He got fluids at ER, so I think he's ok hydration wise for 8-10 hours.

Individually, all those things happen all of the time, but all together, yikes.
With his history, worried about blockage but can't figure that out and nothing showed. Looked up cyanide - one apple wouldn't do it and not the right symptoms. I'm pretty worried on a number of levels right now.

But Xrays don't show all blockages, or do they? My remembrance is that it depends upon the object.

Matt. Rocky's a Dog.
Spent 4 hours at ER, x-rays showed nothing (but we know there can be). Came home, didn't take water up ... well. Water has been removed. He got fluids at ER, so I think he's ok hydration wise for 8-10 hours.

Crikey - I hope he's okay. Have they tried an ultrasound?
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But Xrays don't show all blockages, or do they? My remembrance is that it depends upon the object.

Correct. Barium x-rays or ultrasounds are often needed. I really didn't like this vet, and didn't want to leave Franklin there overnight, so we're observing him here, will rush off to a different (or maybe even same) ER if needed, but otherwise, to my vet first thing in the morning.
Usually silent, Franklin barked to go out, where he knew there was a water bowl. I called him off of it, turned the feed off and turned the bowl upside down. I feel crummy. I will get very little, if any sleep tonight.

Janet Boss
www.bestfriendsdogobedience.com
Crikey - I hope he's okay. Have they tried an ultrasound?

not yet. hope to see my vet at the crack of dawn

Janet Boss
www.bestfriendsdogobedience.com
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