So terribly sorry for your loss. It's horrible. I know. Our dog just got very sick from eating a dingo bone with meat inside. We realized that it must be these bones because we just started purchasing them from the grocery store. Gave him one last week and he became ill. Unfortunately not realizing that is what made him sick, we gave him another this week and finally put it all together. Thought we would lose him. Took the bones back to the store and the grocer said he would research it and give us a call back. We'll see. But I noticed, during a google search, that last March there was a recall on these bones for salmonella. I'm wondering if there is a problem again. Many blessing to you and your family.
My sympathies go out to all of those who have lost loved pets. Think of the lives you are saving with your warnings. I had the experience of my first dog obsessing over a rawhide chewie. When it got soft she tried to swallow it and started gagging. I managed to pull it out of her throat. and never bought rawhide again.I hope that you are able to convince some of the stores selling this stuff that it's not an issue of supervision but clearly a dangerous item that should not be given to dogs. Once again...I am sorry for your losses.
From what I have read they cannot even digest rawhide. We have been giving ours bullysticks for awhile. They love them and we have had no problems at all with them. I think we pay like 6.00 a piece for them but I feel safer with them than the rawhide. I also give them apple and our little yorkie loves baby carrots.
I agree that rawhide is not great, however, dogs can choke on anything. Supervision DOES play a big role in everything!! I personally do not give my dog rawhide, but still watch her with other chews and toys. You never know what can happen.
"The dog has seldom been successful in pulling man up to his level of sagacity, but man has frequently dragged the dog down to his."
I just lost my two year old Boston Puppy who choked to death within minutes of eating these Dingo Dog Treats. I wish I would have seen these posts and would have avoided them like the plague. I believe these treats are particularly harmful to smaller dogs, especially ones with short noses. I would like to let as many people know that this is no way to watch your best friend die. I live only one minute away from the Vet, a dogs heart can stop beating in 90 seconds...why take the chance. I will remember the day til I die and there are too many people saying the same thing.
I am so sorry for your loss, that is awful and I feel for you. I had been giving those to my boston's for months and then read on the internet how dangerous they were, so I stopped buying them about 6 months ago. Thank you for your warning hopefully everyone will listen.
I am so sorry for the loss of your baby and I am scared to death for my own. My shih-tzu just swallowed about 3/4 of a dingo bone whole. I'm freaking out. My mom told me he choked on one last week when I wasn't home, but he eventually got it out and it went flying across the floor. Tonight, he just swallowed it after about 5 minutes of chewing. He hasn't choked or coughed, but I've seen his stomach make some rolling movements. I'm praying it will break down and he'll be able to digest it. If he were to vomit it, I'm afraid it would get stuck and he would choke. I'm watching him very carefully.
I thought these Dingo bones were great. Now I think they are awful. I will never buy them again and I hope that others will not either. They are too dangerous.
Today we lost a member of our family to a Dingo bone. Our beloved pug Jake choked on a dingo, and died in my dads arms as he rushed him to the vet with an occluded airway. Please do not let your dog near any of these "treats."
My two year old shih tzu almost died last week because of a dingo bone. Please stop giving these treats to your pets, they can kill them. My dog loved these bones and would eat them often, she was being supervised and still choked. The bone loged in her esophogus and she needed emergency surgery to have it removed. If they did not remove it in time it could have torn her esophogus and killed her. It breaks my heart to think that I almost lost my little dog because I wanted to give her a treat that she loves. I am so angry that they can sell treats that are so dangerous for our pets. Please do not give your dogs these treats or any raw hide, I wish I had known the dangers before my little dog had to learn the hard way.
My pomeranian just died today from a dingo bone. we were at petsmart picking out some Christmas costumes for him and my mom asks we if we should get some treats for him and i say yesh sure. we come home give it to him and boy did he eat that thing fast! he was almost done he only had the end left, the little balled up part. next thing i know hes chocking. my mom rushes him to the vet but it was too late. he died in the car the way there. i loved that dog more than anyone and anything. he was my life, my baby! and a bone took him away. i started a page on facebook "dingo bones killed my dog" join if you have one please, to raise awareness. but this is the most devastating thing to ever happen to me and my family. thank you dingo.
this is for all people who have lost their dogs to these bones, I would start a website against Dingo. There are so many free ones now adays. I prefer tripod. I think it would be worth it, and they could find it in search ingines.
My heart goes out to everyone, they have been dangerous for so many years, yet the company continues to make them.
My 3 year old pug Kimi died today from choking on a Dingo bone. We tried everything we could to get the bone out of her throat but she died in my arms as we were trying to save her. Our family is devastated, I am numb that this could happen. Please, please, please do NOT give your dog these bones. When the bone got wet and soft it expanded. These bones are dangerous and should not be sold. I wish I would have seen this thread earlier and maybe I could have saved my puppy. Please tell everyone you know not to give their dog these bones.
Thank you so much for posting your message. I cannot imagine what you and your family are going through after such an unexpected loss. I have sent everyone I know who has a dog a message warning them away from dingo bones and I am sure that many other people who read your post did the same. I hope it will console you in some small respect to know that your post has saved the lives of many beloved pets and has prevented many other dog owners from going through the same terrible experience. Thank you for thinking of others during what I am sure is a time of tremendous grief for you.
That is too bad! I bet Pebbles meant a lot to you and your family. Well, my heart goes out to you as I have lost a pet before (a cat)! It will be hard to push through but maybe you should get a dog after you really get over it.
The time is always right to do something right. Like save animals!
I'm so very sorry for everyone's lost who have lost there pets. My dog has a bad cough and I decided to look it up and ran across this site. So glad that I did. My baby love those dingo bones but I will never give her another. Thanks for posting all the information, it's greatly appreciated.
I just lost my beautiful baby, she choked on a bone in the back yard. she was our everything. just don't take the chance. forget the bones. they are not needed to keep the dogs alive, sure you think its a nice treat for them but dog biscuits will do the same thing. Our family is torn apart over the loss of our baby, she was only 3 years old and we loved her more then anything. Now we can not walk through our home because she is not there with her happiness and love that beamed from her. Just don't do it. Its really not worth the risk. If I could go back I would never of given her anything that might even cause a chance of her choking. You may think this sounds stupid, but imagine your life with out them and ask yourself if its worth it. She was our happiness.
I am sooo sorry to hear your sad tale of your little Pebbles, I use to give my Lhasa and Shihtzu these bones until my friend almost lost her staffie to one, it had the knotted ends and she got this knotted end stuck in her throat and was in a terrible state for some while , she was in hospital for over a week and that cost a fortune but of course cost doesn't come into it when your baby is so ill. She has recovered somewhat but sometimes has trouble swallowing. I would like to know how these stores can still sell this killer why hasn't something been done to stop this. I warn everyone about these bones and hope they listen.
On 8.21.13 a Dingo bone killed my precious Shih Tzu, Princess Buttercup. I was there with her. She was dead in 1 min. I had been giving her Dingo bones for quite a long time. But this time when she chewed the bone to the taffy-like consistency, it blocked her wind pipe, thereby totally restricting her breathing. This was so very tragic, as the Butters was a most beloved dog. I warn everyone about this product. My dogs will NEVER get another Dingo -- in fact, my new dog, Oliver, only gets chewable treats. He doesn't seem to mind. Oliver has helped me with the pain of losing my Baby Butters. But sometimes, I could still cry a river over losing my precious Baby. I am glad I found this website so I can share what happened to this little girl.
I just lost my 3 year old Pomeranian Fitz to toxic dog treats. He fought bravely for three days before he lost the fight for life. I had purchased several different types and brands of treats so I am unsure which actually did the harm. I have found other posts warning about treats made in China, but the article did not list any by names. One of the boxes of treats were rawhide treats I purchased from my vet. I will never purchase those again and I will never give another dog treats purchased from a store or a vet's office. There are plenty of treats a person can make at home and then there is no question what my best friends are eating. I just wish I had read this post sooner. I hope that this post helps keep others safe.