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Discussion: nice choice of cheese

in: Bash; Bash > 2016-01-27

Jan 28, 2016 2:22 AM # 
coach ld:
Jan 28, 2016 3:21 AM # 
AdventureDog has excellent taste. Howard the Butcher had just received a fresh shipment of Gorgonzola that wasn't on the shelf yet and they went back to cut me a slice. After the "incident", I returned and bought another slice.
Jan 28, 2016 3:43 AM # 
Jan 28, 2016 4:00 AM # 
:) In our 20 years of living with food-motivated dogs, there have been many amazing moments. "You ate the entire chicken, bones and all?" "You ate a wall from the dog sitter's gingerbread house?" "You ate the gels from my backpack, including the wrappers?" "You ate my $200 sunglasses?" (And spit the pieces out, fortunately.)

Let's hope this one doesn't involve a vet visit. None of the incidents above required medical care but Tobler needed expensive help when she ate mouse poison (put out by another home owner) and dark chocolate-covered espresso beans (put out by MIL, best not to discuss).
Jan 28, 2016 4:19 AM # 
I am more amazed by your 'man tracker' skills! Being able to distinguish between styles of shoes and spikes! :)
Jan 28, 2016 5:53 AM # 
Adventure racers get good at figuring out who has been on the trail ahead of them and which way they turned!
Jan 28, 2016 5:59 AM # 
So... some sources say blue cheeses can make dogs ill but most sources disagree. AdventureDog consumed about 240 g of cheese - 840 calories, including 67 g of fat and 2600 mg of sodium. Not exactly health food! It sounds like an illness would have started within a few hours but he seems quite content with tired legs from his 2-hour run and a full stomach from his gourmet binge. Bad Doggie Mommy. :(
Jan 28, 2016 11:35 AM # 
AD is peeing like a fountain. Guess there's a lot of sodium for a 20kg dog.
Jan 28, 2016 12:02 PM # 
My mom's dog is not food motivated unless the food is of the seriously stinky variety, including fancy cheeses. In fact, I think her diet consists almost entirely of French cheeses and sardines and she does not seem to have suffered at all from it. Not that I pay any attention to her.
Jan 28, 2016 7:32 PM # 
That's good to hear. He seems to be handling the cheese OK so now we can go back to just worrying about all the Saran wrap inside him.

*** This paragraph is for pet owners only. I don't want to gross out normal humans. *** He pulled a bunch of gel and Pocketfuel wrappers out of the kitchen garbage a few months ago and we were worried since some of them were made of thick foil with sharp edges. We went on "watch" and saw nothing. Then after 4 days, he suddenly threw up all the wrappers in three big heaves and carried on with his day. Fortunately, no damage done, I guess!
Jan 29, 2016 9:32 PM # 
Hope AD is feeling okay, and as my mother says, "I hope everything comes out all right."

Yeah, we know all about the watchful waiting at our house. Sometimes we don't even know that we should be watching. Mika has eaten the ears off an "indestructable" toy - then thrown them up 8 days later... and then tried to eat them again. Two weeks ago he shot out of his crate in the morning and then threw up a sock on the living room rug. I had no idea he'd eaten it. Who eats socks?

Hydrogen peroxide works really well for forcing them to vomit when you know they've gotten something and you need it to come back up right away. Shouldn't be used for sharp things, but for food or soft toys, we use 2 tablespoons of hydrogen peroxide for a 70lb dog. We used it when Mika ate my leather shoelaces and numerous times on Zoe, who has an unhealthy obsession with puzzle pieces. She ate 35 of them one year at Thanksgiving.
Jan 29, 2016 9:42 PM # 
Yikes - and that makes it so difficult to do puzzles! ;) Sadly, we are all too familiar with the hydrogen peroxide technique. In this case, I was afraid he could choke on the plastic wrap so I decided to let nature take its course and hope for the best. Thanks for the good wishes!
Jan 30, 2016 7:58 PM # 
TMI warning:

Wrap retrieved "This too shall pass".
Jan 30, 2016 9:47 PM # 
Yay! That's good news.
Jan 31, 2016 3:49 AM # 
I'm with Myka

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