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Our boy Gilly chewed off and swallowed 11 of the nubs (and some of the surrounding plastic) on this toy this afternoon: http://www.amazon.com/Ethical-5-Inch-Vinyl-Squeaky-Colors/dp/B0002ARYES What do you think we should do? Should we take him to the e-vet to induce vomiting? Or wait and see if he vomits/poops the pieces out? On the one hand I'm worried about the risk of an obstruction, but on the other hand inducing vomiting isn't without risks either (choking, aspiration). Any advice?
Hi everyone. We've had our wonderful 4-year-old Evie about a month now, and most things are going just swell. The first few weeks she was kind of timid, but has started coming out of her shell in lots of ways-- mostly good, but unfortunately one bad. It seems she has a penchant for plastic. . .pens in particular. At first we hypothesied that it was because they were the approximate size and shape of a bully stick. But then she managed to eat part of a small, plastic coin. We have tried to be vigilant about keeping things up (not easy. . . we have a 9-year old boy), and then last night I caught her with a refrigerator magnet off of the fridge! I don't even know how she did that! She has toys, a Kong, and we do give her rawhides or bully-type things daily. She has a Nylabone. She seems to do it even on days where she has had a good walk, and she seems to do it when she is feeling frisky, i.e. first thing in the morning and after dinner. She is crated when we are gone at this point, so this all happens when we are home and close by. So, any words of wisdom or advice? She does seem to be always hungry, but we feed her 4 c of California Naturals Lamb and Rice a day, which is more than the bag recommends. Her weight 67/8 which is right above her racing weight of 65. She does chew a little in her crate when we are gone, mainly on the bedding. P.S. she does seem to be consuming parts of the plastic, which obviously is my main concern. I also don't want this behavior to spread.