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Old 01-24-2013, 10:12 AM   #1 (permalink)
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This morning Pipper chewed a hole in a very small ball he has and he must have eaten the squeaker. Judging by the size of the ball, the squeaker would have been very tiny, maybe about half the size of a small piece of kibble. Do you think this will digest or pass thru ok. What is it with these fluffs lately between hair scrunchies, bottle caps and now squeakers. Of coarse I'm going to worry because that's what I do best!
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Old 01-24-2013, 10:18 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Oh dear, another one! To be safe, I would phone your vet and get their opinion.

I had a near such disaster yesterday. I noticed the cat was batting something around on the other side of the baby gate in "cat town" and before I could go investigate he batted it under the gate into the kitchen where Ivy immediately snatched it up in her mouth. I leaped on her in a panic and was able to get it out before she swallowed it; it was a wooden "button" that goes over screws in paneling to keep the screws from showing.

It can happen to anyone's fluff and happens so fast. WHEN do they stop putting EVERYTHING into their mouths?! I hope your little baby does fine and this too will pass. But see what your vet wants you to do.
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Old 01-24-2013, 10:24 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Pipper must have gotten jealous and wants people on his Poop Patrol as well....

I think the sqeakers in balls are cylinder shapes - like little pellets. So it should pass.

You could give him the Vasaline like others suggest.... that is basically what hairball medicine is (the medicine has things to help them poop - which Grace needs)....

But keep an eye on him. Not much else to do at this point.... maybe he didn't eat it?

These fluffs, I tell ya.....
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Old 01-24-2013, 10:30 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Pipper must have gotten jealous and wants people on his Poop Patrol as well....

I think the sqeakers in balls are cylinder shapes - like little pellets. So it should pass.

You could give him the Vasaline like others suggest.... that is basically what hairball medicine is (the medicine has things to help them poop - which Grace needs)....

But keep an eye on him. Not much else to do at this point.... maybe he didn't eat it?

These fluffs, I tell ya.....
I'm not even 100% sure the toy had a squeaker in it. It had a little air hole on the top so I assume there was probably a squeaker but I can't remember if it squeaked.
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WHEN do they stop putting EVERYTHING into their mouths?!
NEVER --

Bella is horrible about putting everything in her mouth. I've had to dig more things out of her mouth than I can count . Just the other day she put a hole in one of her toys and was eating the stuffing. She wasn't too happy with me 1. for taking the stuffing out of her mouth and 2. for taking away her toy.
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Old 01-24-2013, 10:51 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Vet said to keep a close watch on him but she's not anticipating any problems because of the size of the toy but no guarantees. She said problems would probably happen within 24 hrs. Now I sit here and worry.
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Oh Pipper! I had to banish all squeaky toys from my house when I got my service dog, Cooper. Squeaky toys are on the no-no list with the organization I received him from.
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Have you tried squeezing Pippers tummy to see if he squeaks? OK, OK, I was totally kidding!!! Kathy, I wouldn't worry. Like Tori said, the squeakers are small and it should pass. And hopefully, there wasn't a squeaker in the ball in the first place. I'll say a prayer for sweet Pipper.
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They are such a worry with things like this.

In the past week Sammy has chewed the eyes off a stuffed toy of his and I had to remove the stuffing from his mouth, I had to remove some plastic thing from his mouth that I have never seen before in my life, not sure if he brought it in from outside, and he also had a little velcro kong ball that i've had to cut all the fluff stuff from around it as he was chewing it off and near choking. All his toys are from Pets At Home too. Need to watch them like a hawk.
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Old 01-24-2013, 11:44 AM   #10 (permalink)
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Have you tried squeezing Pippers tummy to see if he squeaks? OK, OK, I was totally kidding!!! Kathy, I wouldn't worry. Like Tori said, the squeakers are small and it should pass. And hopefully, there wasn't a squeaker in the ball in the first place. I'll say a prayer for sweet Pipper.

On the kidding side, I was wondering if I would "hear" when he passed the squeaker. Have to joke to keep myself from worrying .
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