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Dog to make full recovery after eating 2 lbs. of rocks
FOXNEWS ^ | 8/18/13 | foxnews

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."

(Excerpt) Read more at foxnews.com ...


TOPICS: Food; Miscellaneous; Pets/Animals
KEYWORDS: dog

"..all dat plannin, and he was too heavy to push off da dock"

1 posted on 08/18/2013 1:38:00 PM PDT by Doogle
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To: Chode

ping


2 posted on 08/18/2013 1:39:13 PM PDT by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: Doogle
"You don't see too many dogs eat this many rocks usually"

No schist.

3 posted on 08/18/2013 1:40:58 PM PDT by gorush (History repeats itself because human nature is static)
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To: Doogle

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.


4 posted on 08/18/2013 1:44:53 PM PDT by lee martell
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To: AnAmericanMother; Titan Magroyne; Badeye; SandRat; arbooz; potlatch; afraidfortherepublic; ...
WOOOF!

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5 posted on 08/18/2013 1:45:17 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Qui me amat, amat et canem meum.)
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To: Doogle

*BURP*


6 posted on 08/18/2013 1:48:52 PM PDT by Dog (Founding member of the Osama Bin Laden was alive the whole time club..)
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To: Doogle

*BURP*


7 posted on 08/18/2013 1:48:58 PM PDT by Dog (Founding member of the Osama Bin Laden was alive the whole time club..)
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To: Doogle

Devious kitty!

Ya owe me a key board lo.


8 posted on 08/18/2013 1:53:42 PM PDT by phoneman08 (Reagan conservative union member. Not a s rare as you think!)
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To: lee martell

democrat is also low on natural intelligence

a democrat trusts government and wants us to be slaves to government. how stupid is that?


9 posted on 08/18/2013 1:54:22 PM PDT by Democrat_media (IRS rigged election for Obama and democrats by shutting down tea party)
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To: Doogle

reminds me of my mother-in-law’s cooking.


10 posted on 08/18/2013 1:56:37 PM PDT by left that other site (You Shall Know the Truth, and the Truth Shall Set You Free...John 8:32)
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To: Doogle
Golden, sounds like it had a blond moment...
11 posted on 08/18/2013 1:58:33 PM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Dog

*BURP* Rattle Grind.


12 posted on 08/18/2013 2:00:09 PM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: Doogle

Finally, a story about a Dog dumber than my Dog.


13 posted on 08/18/2013 2:04:54 PM PDT by Kickass Conservative (Liberal Democrats are Communists. RINO Republicans are Communist Sympathizers.)
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To: lee martell

In humans, the eating of non-food items is called pica and is often a sign of a mineral deficiency or hookworm infestation.


14 posted on 08/18/2013 2:05:52 PM PDT by RC one
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To: lee martell

I had a Golden Retriever that would gobble my other dog’s droppings before they hit the ground.


15 posted on 08/18/2013 2:16:01 PM PDT by SoCal Pubbie
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To: gorush
"You don't see too many dogs eat this many rocks usually"

No schist.

I always took it for granite

16 posted on 08/18/2013 2:24:16 PM PDT by verga (A nation divided by Zero!)
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To: Kickass Conservative

Finally, a story about a Dog dumber than my Dog.

________________________

perfect!


17 posted on 08/18/2013 2:26:35 PM PDT by Chickensoup (200 million unarmed " people killed in the 20th century by Leftist Totalitarian Fascists)
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To: SoCal Pubbie

I had a Golden Retriever that would gobble my other dog’s droppings before they hit the ground.

_____________________

Did you kneel on the ground and play kissy face with that golden much?


18 posted on 08/18/2013 2:27:25 PM PDT by Chickensoup (200 million unarmed " people killed in the 20th century by Leftist Totalitarian Fascists)
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To: Doogle

That dog is dumber than a box of rocks.


19 posted on 08/18/2013 2:27:48 PM PDT by Redcitizen (.)
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To: gorush
No schist.

Gneiss one.

20 posted on 08/18/2013 2:30:30 PM PDT by seowulf ("If you write a whole line of zeroes, it's still---nothing"...Kira Alexandrovna Argounova)
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To: verga

I’m glad to see the dog is making a gneiss recovery.


21 posted on 08/18/2013 2:31:34 PM PDT by Redcitizen (.)
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To: SoCal Pubbie

Thats fresh!


22 posted on 08/18/2013 2:31:36 PM PDT by bigheadfred (INFIDEL)
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To: Doogle

They were coprolites.


23 posted on 08/18/2013 2:32:26 PM PDT by bigheadfred (INFIDEL)
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To: Doogle

Some dogs are as dumb as a box of rocks.


24 posted on 08/18/2013 2:37:26 PM PDT by MIchaelTArchangel (Have a wonderful day!)
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To: gorush

lol.....


25 posted on 08/18/2013 2:40:51 PM PDT by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole..)
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To: Redcitizen
I’m glad to see the dog is making a gneiss recovery.

The only reason that you don't owe me a new keyboard is that I put my drink down first.

26 posted on 08/18/2013 2:46:54 PM PDT by verga (A nation divided by Zero!)
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To: gorush

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.


27 posted on 08/18/2013 3:04:13 PM PDT by Protect the Bill of Rights
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To: Chickensoup

No. But I can say that dog often had a sh*t eating grin!


28 posted on 08/18/2013 3:14:51 PM PDT by SoCal Pubbie
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To: lee martell

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.


29 posted on 08/18/2013 3:18:05 PM PDT by Rodamala
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To: SoCal Pubbie

We have friends whose Golden eats seashells. The dog has gorgeous white teeth.


30 posted on 08/18/2013 3:29:40 PM PDT by surrey
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To: Doogle

Must have been stoned when he did it ... and then stoned afterwards too.


31 posted on 08/18/2013 4:11:17 PM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: seowulf

“No schist.
Gneiss one.”

Phunny


32 posted on 08/18/2013 4:14:38 PM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (The reason we own guns is to protect ourselves from those wanting to take our guns from us.)
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To: Doogle

I always wondered where the phrase “sh!t a brick” came from.


33 posted on 08/18/2013 4:25:10 PM PDT by MARTIAL MONK (I'm waiting for the POP!)
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To: RC one

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.


34 posted on 08/18/2013 4:42:57 PM PDT by Bigg Red (Let me hear what God the LORD will speak. -Ps85)
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To: SoCal Pubbie

funny!


35 posted on 08/18/2013 5:03:22 PM PDT by Chickensoup (200 million unarmed " people killed in the 20th century by Leftist Totalitarian Fascists)
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To: Doogle

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 :)


36 posted on 08/18/2013 6:16:55 PM PDT by jodster36
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To: jodster36

Our mutt ate the shower curtain. The vet had to cut her open and remove the pieces.


37 posted on 08/18/2013 6:32:14 PM PDT by ez (Muslims do not play well with others.)
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To: Doogle

Almost 2 lbs of rocks is about .14 stone...


38 posted on 08/18/2013 6:41:55 PM PDT by green pastures (Cynicism-- it's not just for breakfast anymore...)
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To: SoCal Pubbie

“I had a Golden Retriever that would gobble my other dog’s 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.


39 posted on 08/19/2013 9:29:28 AM PDT by TexasRepublic (Socialism is the gospel of envy and the religion of thieves)
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To: verga

:) If you need a new keyboard it would be time to wipe the “slate” clean and start over.


40 posted on 08/20/2013 8:52:01 PM PDT by Redcitizen (.)
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To: jodster36

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.


41 posted on 08/23/2013 10:18:59 AM PDT by Cuttnhorse
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To: Joe 6-pack; All

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.


42 posted on 08/23/2013 2:24:58 PM PDT by KGeorge (Till we're together again, Gypsy girl. May 28, 1998- June 3, 2013)
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To: Doogle

Similar to “dumb as a box of rocks”. I bet the damn dog eats rocks again.


43 posted on 08/23/2013 2:27:30 PM PDT by Solson (The Voters stole the election! And the establishment wants it back.)
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To: Solson

of course


44 posted on 08/23/2013 2:30:47 PM PDT by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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