Ate an ornament

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Tuckaboo.
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Ate an ornament

Post by Tuckaboo. » 01 Nov 2019, 20:10

Tucker ate a big styrofoam ball today; I heard him shredding one & took it away, but that's when I noticed the other one was gone. In his stomach, gone. My vet told me to give him pumpkin to push it through, so I laced it with enzymes & fed him his dinner shortly after. I'm hoping the massive amount of fiber doesn't mess things up, but doing nothing was not an option. If I had thought about it, I'd have made him throw up, instead, but it's too late now. I'll keep you all posted, but in the meantime, please send positive thoughts. We have worked so hard to put on his weight, and lately his poo has been great. Thanks---Pam
Tucker is a shepherd mix, and has not had a blood test for EPI. In May 2019 we started on sulfasalazine to eliminate IBS as diagnosis. Symptoms returned at end of course, so started on Tylan alone...no luck, so added enzymes, and progress was shown. Currently taking Diane's Enzymes 4t/day, Wonderlab B12 capsules 2/day, and Tylan 1/2 t/day. No more coprophagia, he has gained 8 pounds, and he is a happy member of the family...no more grumpies with his much smaller brother & sisters, who do not have EPI.

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jilbert57
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Re: Ate an ornament

Post by jilbert57 » 01 Nov 2019, 23:29

Yikes, be looking for it on the other side.

Jill
My name is Jill and I live on the Hood Canal in Washington State. I have two dogs: Kiya is an aussie/blue heeler and is 13, TJ is a 4 year old Jack Russell. They keep me on my toes.
Mickey and his pancreatitis brought me to Epi4dogs.com site in 2012 to help manage it.

Mickey, Jack Russell. Chronic Pancreatitis. Dianes enzymes, 1/8t 3x/day with meals.
6/1999 - 8/2014

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Jean
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Re: Ate an ornament

Post by Jean » 02 Nov 2019, 05:38

Oh Pam

they are a literal pain in the behind

if this doesnt appear I would seek vet advice again

my three shepherds ate everything between them

spectacles,credit cards , cheques through the post, books, the netting off pieces of meat, plastic bottles, etc etc, I spent many joyful times pulling something out of behinds !

I wish you luck


Jeanx
My name is Jean we live in Liverpool in Uk

My Kara born 21 July 2009 diagnosed with EPI by cTLI test August 2010 TLI = <1...folate 14 Cobalamin 408, shot down to 94, b12 injections every other day

Lowest weight 39 pounds

We use Panzym enzymes, Tylan and Chemeyes b12 capsules

Sadly, on 10th May 2019, we lost her to DM


Jeanx

Tuckaboo.
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Re: Ate an ornament

Post by Tuckaboo. » 02 Nov 2019, 12:54

I mean, how good can styrofoam even taste??? Poo was orange, but firm. I didn't see any white styrofoam, though. The red, indestructible Kong treat holder he once ate took awhile to come out, so I'll keep looking. No trouble looking at poo, in this EPI world we are in. Thanks, y'all.---Pam
Tucker is a shepherd mix, and has not had a blood test for EPI. In May 2019 we started on sulfasalazine to eliminate IBS as diagnosis. Symptoms returned at end of course, so started on Tylan alone...no luck, so added enzymes, and progress was shown. Currently taking Diane's Enzymes 4t/day, Wonderlab B12 capsules 2/day, and Tylan 1/2 t/day. No more coprophagia, he has gained 8 pounds, and he is a happy member of the family...no more grumpies with his much smaller brother & sisters, who do not have EPI.

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Jean
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Re: Ate an ornament

Post by Jean » 03 Nov 2019, 12:26

Kara was never the chewer

the two boys definitely were

Jean
My name is Jean we live in Liverpool in Uk

My Kara born 21 July 2009 diagnosed with EPI by cTLI test August 2010 TLI = <1...folate 14 Cobalamin 408, shot down to 94, b12 injections every other day

Lowest weight 39 pounds

We use Panzym enzymes, Tylan and Chemeyes b12 capsules

Sadly, on 10th May 2019, we lost her to DM


Jeanx

Tuckaboo.
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Re: Ate an ornament

Post by Tuckaboo. » 03 Nov 2019, 15:49

Great news! While searching for my grandson's Jake & the Pirates figurine, I found that second ornament under the coffee table. Woot! Tucker didn't eat a styrofoam ball, after all (he would have if he could have, though: he eats everything).The pumpkin actualy seemed to have firmed the poo a little, too. Hmmmm. Thanks for your help!---Pam
Tucker is a shepherd mix, and has not had a blood test for EPI. In May 2019 we started on sulfasalazine to eliminate IBS as diagnosis. Symptoms returned at end of course, so started on Tylan alone...no luck, so added enzymes, and progress was shown. Currently taking Diane's Enzymes 4t/day, Wonderlab B12 capsules 2/day, and Tylan 1/2 t/day. No more coprophagia, he has gained 8 pounds, and he is a happy member of the family...no more grumpies with his much smaller brother & sisters, who do not have EPI.

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jilbert57
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Re: Ate an ornament

Post by jilbert57 » 03 Nov 2019, 19:21

Woohoo!False alarm but you had your bases covered. Have a good evening!

Jill
My name is Jill and I live on the Hood Canal in Washington State. I have two dogs: Kiya is an aussie/blue heeler and is 13, TJ is a 4 year old Jack Russell. They keep me on my toes.
Mickey and his pancreatitis brought me to Epi4dogs.com site in 2012 to help manage it.

Mickey, Jack Russell. Chronic Pancreatitis. Dianes enzymes, 1/8t 3x/day with meals.
6/1999 - 8/2014

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Jean
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Re: Ate an ornament

Post by Jean » 04 Nov 2019, 03:57

well at least you rose to the occasion

the one thing I hated at Chtistmas was that they ate lametta tinsel, spent lovely times pulling that out !, cat ate it too


Jeanx
My name is Jean we live in Liverpool in Uk

My Kara born 21 July 2009 diagnosed with EPI by cTLI test August 2010 TLI = <1...folate 14 Cobalamin 408, shot down to 94, b12 injections every other day

Lowest weight 39 pounds

We use Panzym enzymes, Tylan and Chemeyes b12 capsules

Sadly, on 10th May 2019, we lost her to DM


Jeanx

Barb
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Re: Ate an ornament

Post by Barb » 05 Nov 2019, 19:27

I'm just catching up......so glad you found the styrofoam ball...outside of Tucker.....'tis the season. Our Bridge German Shepherd would eat anything plastic....including the plastic around our razor blade shavers!! Honestly, I didn't think he would make it to age 3......But somehow, he knew what to chew and what not to. He lived to be 13.

Barb

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