Today I want to tell you all the tale of the swallowed cat toy. This happened a while ago...I think it was November, but it was somewhere around that time. Don't worry, I'm okay now!
My peeps had a family they've known for 87 years (exaggerated) over for the day after church. Because I was pretty new at the time, my mom supervised me well during the commotion to make sure I didn't lift my leg on someone's purse. BOL!
Anyway, it was minus 87 degrees outside (just kidding, it was probably about 30 degrees) so my mom decided it was too cold to take my angel sister Katie and I for a walk. I love my walkies, but I don't like the cold! So my mom and I ran around downstairs and she threw my favorite squeaky toy for me to bring back.
While running around, I decided to pick up the cats' purple mouse toy. It was the shape of an almond and it had a furry blue tail that reminds me of a skunk. My mom picked it out for the kitties the day before my humans brought the cats home over a year and a half ago. That was a whole nine months before I joined the family! Let me just say, I know I'm only allowed to chew doggy toys, and usually I wouldn't care about chewing or picking up anything else. However, that day I decided it would be a good idea to see what cat toys tasted like.
After picking up the cat toy, I swallowed it whole! My mom heard a gulping sound as I swallowed it. She began to panic. She couldn't tell at first what I swallowed, but she saw it was soft and purple. My mom began to panic. However, her parents assured her that it would be impossible for me to swallow a soft object whole like that. My mom wanted to take me to the vet, but her parents said it would be okay. After a few days, my mom noted I was acting fine so I would probably be okay.
I have a very sensitive stomach, so if a certain canned dog food doesn't agree with me I'll be sure to throw it up. I also puke sometimes in the car and right after I get out of the car. Also, before my mom got an interactive dog bowl for me, I ate my kibble so fast I barely even chewed it.
Fast forward a week later, and it's night time. My mom takes me outside to do my business for the last time of the day. She comes inside and let's me off my leash because she had to do something on the computer. Suddenly, I start gagging. After a moment, I puked. My mom cleaned it up like she usually does. The food wasn't chewed enough. I love to eat super fast! My mom picked up the puke with a few paper towels, and before she dumps it in the trash can, guess what she sees in the middle of my disgusting throw up? The mouse cat toy, which was still in perfect shape!
However, my mom still threw it away for obvious reasons (no cat wants a cat toy that was in a dog's stomach and vomit), and she was so glad I remained healthy throughout the week. She still tells the story of the swallowed cat toy to anyone who isn't too squeamish to listen!
Chris' Care Tip #6: If your dog swallows something serious he should not swallow, take him to the vet! Do not wait a week for him to puke up the object.
|My angel sis Katie and I before a walk one day!|