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I love Reality Shows and this one is great.  We should all be watching.  Last night on 20/20 they were talking about a Human's fascination with the horrors of Japan, but one thing that caught my ear, was that we subconsciously watch to prepare ourselves to survive.  So watching some of these horrible things with dogs may help us save our Dogs.  Good enough reason for me to stay glued to the TV Reality.

Having survived Leo, our Rhodesian Ridgeback who himself survived stealing and eating: 500 Tums, one glass cookie jar filled with two pounds of cookies, three chickens, 26 donuts, five pounds of eggplant Parmigiana, 100 honey balls, 20 granola bars (with wrappers), and the only pair of Chanel shoes I've ever owned, I couldn't wait to watch the new weekly show, "My Dog Ate What?"

No dog could have been as bad as Leo and lived -- right? Wrong.

Turns out he was an amateur compared to, say Lola, the Labradoodle who ate three pairs of underwear before eating an entire tray of fresh-baked brownies -- and the broken glass baking dish. The chocolate alone could have killed her.

PUPPY CHOW: National Geographic Wild's new series 'My Dog Ate What' starts tomorrow.
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PUPPY CHOW: National Geographic Wild's new series "My Dog Ate What" starts tomorrow.
Instead, when the vet went in and surgically opened Lola's stomach she found -- are you ready? -- the underwear had surrounded the glass and absorbed the chocolate, literally forming a protective blanket. BVD's as life savers.

Each week the show will bring you five different cases of canine thievery and eatery, which, if you're a dog lover especially, you'll be as fascinated as I am.

Each segment introduces us to the culprit, the culprit's family, and the vet who saved the culprit's life. There are also reenactments of the crime, and the actual X-rays of the objects consumed.

Take Fred, a mixed breed who was rescued after Hurricane Gustav. You'd think Fred would be happy what with a nice, new home, a doggy buddy to live with and plenty of toys. But no. One night when Fred's owners went out, Fred ate a bottle of glue. Gorilla Glue. That's the one to which you must add water because it expands to three times the size.

Rushed to the vet, Fred's X-ray revealed a softball-sized lump that was hard as a rock because the glue had grown to gi-normous proportions when it hit the stomach liquids!

You'd think that was the most dangerous thing that Fred could have eaten, right? Turns out the glue ball saved his life. Why/how/what in hell? The glue ball formed around, yes, the cell phone charger that Fred had eaten as an appetizer. The charger wires are what would have killed him -- by possibly puncturing an organ.

And I was worried about 500 Tums, three chickens and the only pair of Chanel shoes I ever owned? Practically diet food when you're talking (yes, these are all here, too) over 100 rocks, an engagement ring and the bottom rod of a plastic hanger, in the stomachs of other dogs. You'll be happy to know all the thieves lived to bark the tale.





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The only thing one of my puppies ate was her nylon collar and then threw it up in my car (we were at a horse show).  Oh, I forgot I had to "assist" my black Lab, Max, when he tried to poop out a plastic bag.  Now I have a fairly weak stomach, this was NOT my idea of a good time!

Deb, I saw the dog breed Rhodesian Ridgeback on Dogs 101 this morning; my husband was quite impressed with them.  They look like nice dogs.
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hmm...maybe i should contact national geographic, i think i have a qualifying dog.

My last dog was a golden I rescued at 3 years old. He had a long list of medical and behavior problems. One of his many issues was obsessive eating. I wish I would have made a list because there were so many crazy things that I can't remember them all. Of course the usual getting into the garbage, eating his own (and other animal) poop but then there were also some very interesting things. In a span of about 5 minutes he once ate 2 boxes of macaroni and cheese ( I mean the box, pasta, bag of seasoning) AND a 5 pound bag of popcorn seeds. He also once ate a costco container of wood polish (literally drank the polish and ate the container....on my white carpet). did the same thing with a bottle of costco olive oil (container and all the oil). He also once ate a glass jar of blue cheese salad dressing. What else.....he had an obsession with soap (would take it out of my shower) and candles. He once ate one of those big pillar candles with 4 wicks. He would eat my makeup, shampoo,and also lotion (again, container and all). Basically, He would eat anything that was scented.
 One time he pooped out about a foot of tarp lining and another time he pooped a plastic bag. Eating napkins, underwear,  paper towels, tampons, and toilet paper were nothing sort of an every day event. I one was boarding him and he somehow got into a garbage. The kennel staff later found remnants of a dog food bag in his poop. Another time he broke out of my yard, broke INTO my neighbors garage, and ate all their dog and cat food.
All of these stories happened in a span of 2 years. I'm have no doubt that there are tons of other things that I am not remembering. The most amazing part....dog never bloated or had an obstruction! One time I rushed him to the ER because he got into his dog food bag and ate several pounds of food before I caught him. He rounded up like a barrel within a few minutes and I thought for sure he had bloat. By the time I got to the vet office he could hardly walk. They pumped his tummy and he was fine, no bloat just a really upset and full tummy. Ohh, just remembered the time he poisoned himself, got into a yard bag (mix of dog poop, leaves, and grass clippings) and ate a few too many rhododendron leaves.
The longer i sit here typing, the more stories i remember. My boyfriend just reminded me about the time Lex ate a uncooked costco pizza AND a costco 1/2 dozen muffins in a matter of minutes.  Man was that dog a headache and a heartache. I had him two short years before i had to put him down due to multiple medical problems (primarily epilepsy). RIP Lex...you live on through your stories.  


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hmm...maybe i should contact national geographic, i think i have a qualifying dog.

My last dog was a golden I rescued at 3 years old. He had a long list of medical and behavior problems. One of his many issues was obsessive eating. I wish I would have made a list because there were so many crazy things that I can't remember them all. Of course the usual getting into the garbage, eating his own (and other animal) poop but then there were also some very interesting things. In a span of about 5 minutes he once ate 2 boxes of macaroni and cheese ( I mean the box, pasta, bag of seasoning) AND a 5 pound bag of popcorn seeds. He also once ate a costco container of wood polish (literally drank the polish and ate the container....on my white carpet). did the same thing with a bottle of costco olive oil (container and all the oil). He also once ate a glass jar of blue cheese salad dressing. What else.....he had an obsession with soap (would take it out of my shower) and candles. He once ate one of those big pillar candles with 4 wicks. He would eat my makeup, shampoo,and also lotion (again, container and all). Basically, He would eat anything that was scented.
 One time he pooped out about a foot of tarp lining and another time he pooped a plastic bag. Eating napkins, underwear,  paper towels, tampons, and toilet paper were nothing sort of an every day event. I one was boarding him and he somehow got into a garbage. The kennel staff later found remnants of a dog food bag in his poop. Another time he broke out of my yard, broke INTO my neighbors garage, and ate all their dog and cat food.
All of these stories happened in a span of 2 years. I'm have no doubt that there are tons of other things that I am not remembering. The most amazing part....dog never bloated or had an obstruction! One time I rushed him to the ER because he got into his dog food bag and ate several pounds of food before I caught him. He rounded up like a barrel within a few minutes and I thought for sure he had bloat. By the time I got to the vet office he could hardly walk. They pumped his tummy and he was fine, no bloat just a really upset and full tummy. Ohh, just remembered the time he poisoned himself, got into a yard bag (mix of dog poop, leaves, and grass clippings) and ate a few too many rhododendron leaves.
The longer i sit here typing, the more stories i remember. My boyfriend just reminded me about the time Lex ate a uncooked costco pizza AND a costco 1/2 dozen muffins in a matter of minutes.  Man was that dog a headache and a heartache. I had him two short years before i had to put him down due to multiple medical problems (primarily epilepsy). RIP Lex...you live on through your stories.  


All I can say is holy cow!  I must have the most boring dogs ever.
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1) 13 Rocks

A six-month old Labrador puppy who liked to hang out near a fish pond found something that he really liked: rocks.  He stopped eating his food (a very bad sign with young pups) and was taken to the vet.   Diagnosis? Belly full of rocks that had started to work into the intestines. $1,500 in medical bills later the rocks were successfully removed and the lab had a full recovery.

2) Rubber Ducky

Ozzie, a 7-month old Staffordshire Terrier from Cubbington, England got into a fight with another dog over the toy.  He started to lose so he scarfed down the toy. After a quick surgery, Ozzie was back to normal.

3) 10-Inch Toy Arrow

Betty is a bull terrier puppy who eats everything, including a 10.5-inch toy arrow when a door was left open at the family residence. The arrow was almost as long as Betty! Finally,  professionals were  able to be the toy with no troubles, and Betty recovered just fine.

4) Fish (with hook included)

Oscar, a Shih tzu, was on a walk when he spotted a mackerel… and couldn’t resist.   He ate the fish- line, hook and sinker! Unfortunately, the hook did its job (again) and was lodged in his throat.  He was then rushed to get help and had the fish and hook removed in only an hour.

5) Homer Simpson

A hungry Dalmatian, Dixie, had a taste for chocolate. When she found a chocolate & plastic egg with a Homer Simpson figurine inside, she wolfed it all down… Doh! After falling ill and losing a lot of weight, Dixie was taken to the vet. Dixie then went through surgery and made a speedy recovery.

6) 2-Foot Long Stick

A Great Dane puppy named Hector was playing in the garden he suddenly lost all of his energy and refused his breakfast in the morning. He was rushed to the vet and they found a two-foot long stick lodged in his throat. The stick was then removed with forceps and Hector made a full recovery.

7) Fork

Apachee, a curious 10 year old Husky, stole a fork from the kitchen sink and swallowed it.  This fork then pierced a vein in his chest and put him at severe risk. He then went through multiple blood transfusions and many surgeries to fix the fork-related damage.  He was expected to make full recovery.

8) 15-Inch Serrated Knife

Kyle was a 6-month old Staffordshire Bull Terrier who was mighty hungry. He was only 18 inches long (and 18 inches tall) but managed to consume a 15-inch serrated knife. Somehow the knife didn’t cut any organs and was able to be safely removed. Kyle then made a full recovery.

9) Magic Fairy Wand

A 5-month old Whippet named Pip kept gulping like she was trying to dislodge something in her throat. Her family noticed this and took her to the vet. A long and narrow fairy wand was found running across her entire frame. In surgery the wand was removed and Pip ‘magically’ had a full recovery.

10) Engagement Ring

Sax, a Labrador puppy, ate a very important item from his owner’s collection.  His owner’s son recently passed away and as a form of grievance, Sax gobbled up his owner’s engagement ring.   She then had to follow him around to find the ring…

11) Soccer Ball

A Labrador named Bracken loves eating everything he can find.  Even a soccer ball!  His owner took him to the vet when he developed a cough and found a deflated soccer ball lodged near his heart. The surgery was a success and has fully recovered.

12) 130 Nails

Roxy, a Basset Hound was left with a friend and ended up finding a box of nails. The curious Basset then consumed 130 nails and was taken to the vet. She has recovered fully after the surgery and won’t be left home alone again anytime soon.

13) Mobile Phone

A Doberman/Great Dane mix, Nero, was sick of his owner not giving him enough attention. He jumped up and nabbed his owner’s phone from her hand and swallowed it down. After an operation to remove the phone was successful, the dog is fine. The Nokia phone however was a different story… it had to be put down as it had stopped working.

14) Nine Golf Balls & A Bullet

A Pointer/Bloodhound mix named Bertie, ended up feeling a bit “in the rough” after eating some golf balls. His owner caught him gulping one down, then found 8 others and a bullet from a rifle via an x-ray. The operation was successful and bullet eating Bertie has been expected to recover fully.

15) Bottle Cap, Piece of Basketball, and 15 Baby Pacifiers

A 2-year old English Bulldog, Lulu, really loves pacifiers. Lulu was taken to the vet and 15 pacifiers along with a piece of a Basketball and a bottle cap were found lodged in her belly in a huge mass. If you look closely, in the upper left section of the stomach, you can make out the pacifiers. Lulu made a full recovery post surgery!

16) Toy Dog

Alfie, a spaniel, nabbed a plastic dog from a young girl’s doll house and swallowed it down whole.  After ceasing to eat or drink, Alfie’s owners went to the vet and were surprised to see the “dog-eat-dog” scenario.  After some surgery to remove the toy, Alfie made a full recovery.


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My first love was Cats.  When the boys were only 3 and 7 I got 2 Tonkinese.  The one male was just strange all of it's life.  It had a fetish. 
 
One morning, my son had a button fall off his shirt, and he decided to sew it back on.  I was unaware of this, but soon heard the screams from his room of help Hershey has swallowed a needle.  Apparently, Hershey began eating the thread tail and the needle when down also.
 
Called the Vet, he said simple operation......make a small incision, use a magnet and it is out.  So to the Vet we all went to drop him off then to school with children crying and saying he is dying we will never see our Hershey again.
 
Then the Vet called, apparently not a Cheap easy operation..........the stomach had to be totally opened because the damn fetish cat had eating a plastic kite tail, and the whole top of John's wool sock.  The kids were happy he survived. I had a huge bill and the children got a yucky bottle of colorful plastic and wool with a needle to take to show and tell.  Yes the cat live to be 20 years old and no crochet item in the house lived over 3 weeks.

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