Skip to comments.Dog to make full recovery after eating 2 lbs. of rocks
Posted on 08/18/2013 1:38:00 PM PDT by Doogle
A dog with an abnormal appetite that left the pooch with "rock hard abs" underwent emergency surgery at BluePearl Veterinary hospital in Eden Prairie, Minn., on Wednesday to remove 16 rocks weighing almost 2 lbs.
The 7-year-old golden retriever named Gordon likely ate river rocks out of a garden, but the dog's owner was perplexed by the pooch's stony meal since food is always accessible.
Dr. Jeff Yu performed the successful two-hour operation.
"You don't see too many dogs eat this many rocks usually," Yu remarked. "Most dogs will stop after one or two, but Gordon certainly had quite the hankering."
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"..all dat plannin, and he was too heavy to push off da dock"
7 years old, and Fido is still gulping down rocks? Some adult animals are as sweet as can be, but a little low on natural intelligence. This could also be the sign of ‘nervous eating’ that comes from boredom, or ongoing hunger. Careful though, when a dog gets that hungry, he may eat anything, even ‘body waste’. Most dog owners know what I mean. It’s rarely acknowledged outside the Vet’s Office because its so gross, but they are animals.
Ya owe me a key board lo.
democrat is also low on natural intelligence
a democrat trusts government and wants us to be slaves to government. how stupid is that?
reminds me of my mother-in-law’s cooking.
*BURP* Rattle Grind.
Finally, a story about a Dog dumber than my Dog.
In humans, the eating of non-food items is called pica and is often a sign of a mineral deficiency or hookworm infestation.
I had a Golden Retriever that would gobble my other dog’s droppings before they hit the ground.
I always took it for granite
Finally, a story about a Dog dumber than my Dog.
I had a Golden Retriever that would gobble my other dogs droppings before they hit the ground.
Did you kneel on the ground and play kissy face with that golden much?
That dog is dumber than a box of rocks.
I’m glad to see the dog is making a gneiss recovery.
They were coprolites.
Some dogs are as dumb as a box of rocks.
The only reason that you don't owe me a new keyboard is that I put my drink down first.
Our lab lived to the ripe old age of 16. He loved rocks. He wouldn’t chase balls, he chased rocks and ate quite a few along the way. He had an iron stomach. One day we watched him pass golf balls.
My son came running to me saying Buck had plastic hanging out of his butt. I looked and saw the plastic. Some things I do not do. When my husband got home he pulled a large plastic bag out of Buck’s butt. Buck went on his merry way oblivious to our amazement.
He has been gone almost 20 years, but we still miss him. Buck rocked.
No. But I can say that dog often had a sh*t eating grin!
Roommate’s Pick-Of-The-Litter English Lab was a turdgobbler... weird thing was that his his brother, the runt, did no such thing... they had a totally different set of personalities. Titan was anxiety prone... sitting out by the campfire, “T” would hear one crackle of the burning logs and away he went wanting to go into the house and hide. Cody would lay down right next to the fire and even if a burning log rolled out of the fire on his tail he would just stay there loving the company and the warm fire.
We have friends whose Golden eats seashells. The dog has gorgeous white teeth.
Must have been stoned when he did it ... and then stoned afterwards too.
I always wondered where the phrase “sh!t a brick” came from.
The source article actually mentions pica in dogs.
Interesting, though, that the idiot writing the piece uses the clowns at ASPCA as a source instead of asking the vet who is quoted in the story.
My yellow lab, who is almost 11, has eaten rocks when he was a puppy. He also ate an entire loaf of bread, bag and all. Ya, that was fun to pull the bag out of his butt days later. He also ended up chewing on then swallowing his nylon leash after my husband left it on him alone for about 5 minutes. He threw it up, in its entirety, about 2 weeks later. He’s normal now :)
Our mutt ate the shower curtain. The vet had to cut her open and remove the pieces.
Almost 2 lbs of rocks is about .14 stone...
“I had a Golden Retriever that would gobble my other dogs droppings before they hit the ground.”
My sister has a dog like that. Get ‘em while they’re hot! It must be an acquired taste.
:) If you need a new keyboard it would be time to wipe the “slate” clean and start over.
We have a Rottie pup who thinks small rocks are quite the treat. We cannot stop her from eating the darn things...doesn’t matter if she has just eaten her dinner meal; she has to eat rocks. Never had one that did this.
Our youngest Eskie was a rock collector until she was nearly 5. Thankfully, she didn’t eat any (that we know of). Acorns & pecans were a nightmare.
Similar to “dumb as a box of rocks”. I bet the damn dog eats rocks again.
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