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I'd like to share something that I've just gleaned from one of my holistic sources.

CAVEAT: I AM NOT OFFERING MEDICAL ADVICE, NOR IN ANY WAY SUGGESTING THAT YOU OUGHT TO DO THIS. JUST SHARING A FIRST AID IDEA THAT HAS COME MY WAY VIA THE INTERNET. YOU MIGHT WANT TO BOUNCE THIS OFF YOUR VET BEFORE YOU TRY IT

*Important Holiday Info re ornaments and animals
Holidays can be a dangerous time for pets, with all the ornaments and tempting stuff to play with....that can end up going down the hatch. Pass this one along, I received it from Gabriella:
WHAT TO DO IF YOUR DOG EATS GLASS (or other small foreign objects)
THE PROCEDURE
What do you do if your puppy (or mischievous older dog) gets into your holiday decorations and eats some of the glass ornaments? This potentially lethal mishap can darken even the brightest holiday season.
BEFORE the holiday go to a pharmacy & buy a box of cotton balls. Be sure that you get COTTON balls...not the "cosmetic puffs" that are made from man-made fibers. Also, buy a quart of half-and-half coffee cream and put it in the freezer.
Should your dog eat glass ornaments, defrost the half-and-half and pour some in a bowl. Dip cotton balls into the cream and feed them to your dog.
"DOSAGE" - Dogs under 10 lbs. should eat 2 balls which you have first torn into smaller pieces. Dogs 10-50 lbs should eat 3-5 balls and larger dogs should eat 5-7. You may feed larger dogs an entire cotton ball at once. Dogs seem to really like these strange "treats" and eat them readily.
"HOW IT WORKS" - As the cotton works its way through the digestive tract it will find all the glass pieces and wrap itself around them. Even the teeniest shards of glass will be caught and wrapped in the cotton fibers and the cotton will protect the intestines from damage by the glass. Your dog's stools will be really weird for a few days and you will have to be careful to check for fresh blood or a tar-like appearance to the stool. If either of the latter symptoms appear you should rush your dog to the vet for a checkup but, in most cases, the dogs will be just fine.
Victoria King, [email protected], Chinese Crested Rescue (mostly), 'burbs of Orlando, FL, www.heroswaggintrain.com
ADDITIONAL TESTIMONIAL from the same group: I can personally vouch for the cotton ball treatment. While I was at the vet waiting for him to return from lunch a terrified woman ran in with a litter of puppies who had demolished a wooden crate along with large open staples. The young vet had taken x-rays which did show each of the puppies had swallowed several open staples. He was preparing them for surgery when my wonderful vet came in and said no surgery. I watched him wet several cotton balls squeeze out the water and pop them down their throats. Within 24 hours every staple was accounted for. This was a lesson I learned in the mid 1960s and have had to use several times on my brats. I wet the cotton balls and smear on some liverwurst and they bolt it down and ask for more. Cotton always comes out with the object safely embedded.
 

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thanks...I have this saved to my desktop just in case it ever happens, as we all know how curious and what kind of mischief doodles do at times
 

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actually this was posted before about ONE DAY before my dog ate glass.
(I am so alzheimers I cant even remember what he ate!)

I did 5 cotton balls with peanut butter on it and he ate them and it turned out perfect. I called the vet of course anyhow and told him what I was doing then just monitored.

anyway it can NOT be posted enough :)
 

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THanks for the great post, this is wonderful, lifesaving information you have shared with us. I am going to print it out and put it on my refrigerator because I also suffer from memory loss and will forget this in the matter of a few days :) Hopefully I will remember it is on my refrigerator door :oops:
 

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Believe me, I can relate :lol: :lol:
 
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