I found Greta's been swallowing pebbles. This morning she spit 3 small pebbles up and I checked her stool and sure enough there were a few more. She has no signs of it causing any proplem's, right now she seems fine. Anyone have a pup who eats rock's? How do I stop this? Would you call your vet? She had a small amount of loose stool after the big solid dump. She ate well this morning also. Should I worry?
when she was anotu 4, my little sister stuck a bunch of those playground pebbles in her ears. becasue my dad used to tease her that she had rocks in her head (instead of a brain. she is 21 now, and i believe this is true ha ha). we spent the day in the emergency room having hte rocks removed, adn my mom had to call all the other parents and tell them to check ears, b/c sis said 'we all did it!' in general i would think rock eating is bad. if she gets one a bit too big it could be painful to pass, ot if it has a jagged edge it could hurt her. plus...she's eating rocks!!! not good :)
Hi, I dont think its so good that she is eating pebbles b/c she might eat one thats too big to pass. Maybe you can spray them with bitter apple or something similar if you have pebbles in a certain area of your yard,
I would try and stop the pebble eating. Like ESKIE said, they could hurt when she passes them, or the edges might cut her. Plus, she may eat one too large for her to pass and you'll have to have it surgically removed. Fin
I saw an emergency vets once where a dog ate rocks. Not pebbles, like good sized rocks. They did an xray and the dog had a ton of them in his tummy and they had to do surgery to remove them. They had to dog proof their back yard of all rocks (lengthy process) and anytime they took the dog somewhere it had to be on a leash so they could tug at him if he tried to get to rocks. They couldn't break him of it. Because rocks are everywhere. I wonder why they do that? Hunter ate some pebbles at the playground one time. I agree with the sour apple post. Maybe when you catch him, spray him with it and say no.
Thanks guys! No its not good for them to eat pebbles.....She just started doing this. We have the invisible fencing but..... she isnt trained for it yet, so we tie her near the front door. this way we dont have to watch her every second. Guess I'm going to have to watch her from now on. I called the vet he said keep an eye on her to make sure she's not blocked up. Shes been fine so far. I'm going to try to spray vinegar on any pebbles I see. There is not very many pebbles out in the front, she's getting them from the grass. This pup is always putting something in her mouth, and she has so many chew toys that you trip over somthing everytime you walk through the house.