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Pat
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« on: July 17, 2017, 10:09:44 AM »

Gracie swallowed a thin plastic bag (the kind grocery stores provide for veggies) before I could catch her and get it.  I stuck my fingers as far down her throat as I could when I finally did get her, but the bag was long gone.  What should I do?
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nancy d
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« Reply #1 on: July 17, 2017, 01:12:21 PM »

Oh no. Maybe a couple of slices of bread? Praying it will pass intact soon & that you find it.
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imalilbirdie
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« Reply #2 on: July 18, 2017, 05:06:12 AM »

I don't know...you may need a vet to do an extraction...I would get her started on something like Veggie oil..giving maybe 4 to 6cc's orally once a day...or maybe wheat germ oil (that stuff is good stuff but it's expensive).  I would call your Vet and see what he says about it.  Hopefully she will pass this pretty quick.  But she may need help extracting it if she does pass it.
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« Reply #3 on: July 18, 2017, 02:31:27 PM »

My dog does this on a regular basis, he will eat anything not nailed down. He has even learned to open drawers the pull out my non-latex hospital gloves and swallows those whole. I just put oil on his food and it slides right out in a day or so. He has also eaten an entire large garbage bag, several smaller grocery bags, straws, you name it. I have to lock everything up out of his reach, but even then, he still manages to find stuff to eat. The yard looks very colorful sometimes.
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nancy d
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« Reply #4 on: July 19, 2017, 05:52:43 PM »

Pat, how is she?
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Pat
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« Reply #5 on: August 04, 2017, 07:26:32 PM »

Nancy...apologies for not noticing your post sooner.

She (silly thing) appears to be just fine.  I didn't see the bag or any fragments coming out, her appetite is normal, and she's her normal self as far as everything I can see.  I honestly don't know what to think, but I do know I won't be taking fresh treats out in plastic bags EVER AGAIN.  That experience taught me that they love cabbage, for what it's worth.
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nancy d
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« Reply #6 on: August 04, 2017, 09:30:21 PM »

Oh thanks for the good news update! Sometimes they sure throw us into a tailspin.
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imalilbirdie
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« Reply #7 on: August 05, 2017, 05:37:58 AM »

My goodness...I do hope that her stomach enzymes have broken that down.  I know exactly what you mean about learning a lesson the scary way...every critter I've ever own, including the human kind...has given me plenty of those lessons on scared to death!!!  laugh
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« Reply #8 on: August 15, 2017, 06:44:02 AM »

WHY do goats love plastic?  (Rhetorical). Mine can find any plastic bags that blow in.
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