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Our poor wee Jack has just got home yesterday after a worrying week.

Last Sunday he just stopped eating - then two days later he had lost a couple of kilo's so my wife took him to the vet. They suggested a wet high protein diet.

The next day, he was still not eating - although I had handfed him a little bit. I suspected a blockage - so got my wife to take him to the vet again (I work some 60km's from home). As I suspected the x-ray showed something, but they couldn't see properly so had to give him a tablet overnight and then x-ray again. On Thursday, the x-ray showed something completely blocking up his insides, so they operated and pulled out:

one kneehigh sock of my daughters, and a pair of her knickers !!!

What is with that?

They were twisted in quite a bunch - so obviously no chance of making it through - or back out.

Jack wasn't a very brave dog - so had to stay on pain killers for a while - and we got him home yesterday. He has a horrible cut through his middle - but is almost back to himself already. We never crated him before but had to get a crate to get him in as he is a bit of a bouncy character.

We do love him to death - and the place wasn't the same when he wasn't here... Even the cat was moping about!

I'm putting the whole experience down to him being only 6 months old - and it being a puppy fetish.... But would love to know if other people have had the same thing happen - and if they learn from the whole experience.

Here he is "before" he had his wee "accident" :)





And yes - I'm not sure if he brought those clothes in that are sitting on the floor in that last photo!

Ya gotta smile - it's a nice day having your mate back :)

Aaron
 

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Poor Jack! Thank goodness you took him to the vet and found the problem! I'm glad you got him back- he's a tough little kiwi, I guess!! :lol:
 

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oh no - poor Jack!! That is exactly the same surgery Dexter had. He was seriously not a happy camper for ~3-5 days post surgery. It must be quite painful because he was nothing like that when he was neutered.

You are past the worst of the recovery - we were told 10 "quiet" days...
 

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Poor guy! We had a foster dog who was a sock eater. Luckily, he seemed to barf them back up. I had to keep an eye on him all the time. Some dogs just like to chew things up, others insist on swallowing them whole. :roll:

I'm glad you figured out something was wrong and he was able to have the surgery.

Now teach those kids to use the hamper!

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Jack looks like a big cuddle bunny!! :D
 

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WOW...Poor Jack had too much fun but luckily he's doing good now !! and happy vet took care of the problem.

max once swallowed a whole kitchen dish towel few months ago :shock:
luckily he planted it back on the tile floors one day

JACK IS way too adorable!!
 

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Thanks everyone :) I know I don't post here often - but the positiveness (is that a word) that abounds here is fantastic.

Jack went back to the vet today for a checkup - he should have his stitches out next monday, and they have switched him onto Vet care dry food.

So he's doing great - although he's now prone to peeing inside ... grrr, however it's quite cold here at the moment (not cold to US standards - but cold enough for Jack not to want to go out there).

Many thanks
Aaron
 

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Jack Black said:
it's quite cold here at the moment (not cold to US standards - but cold enough for Jack not to want to go out there).

Many thanks
Aaron
Aaron - come on over to South Carolina - we are posting temps in the mid 90's all week! It's so hot Tyke goes out for a quick doodle 500 around the yard, takes care of "business" and heads straight for the back door! Good thing we have a large sunroom - we are now playing fetch indoors!
 

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Hey Jack!!!!! You can steal them (socks and undies)....Mom calls it a 'snatch and run' job, but whatever you do buddy, DON'T eat them!!!!!
Glad you're all better! :wink:
Your pal,
Raleigh! :wink:
 

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What a CUTE guy you are Jack!
Right after Dexter went through his ordeal, there was an article in a magazine that the vets office sends me a couple times a year, "Healthy Pet".
It states that...
Most common objects that are swallowed by pets & require surgury to remove-
-Balls
-Bones
-Chew toys
-Corn cobs
-Hair ties/ribbons
-Panty Hose
-Rocks
-Sticks
-Underwear
 

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Oh my, Jack! That is a big pile'o'laundry to be trying to digest! Wow! I'm so glad he's on the mend and you got it all taken care of quickly. He's SO handsome... I love the black doodles! I hadn't seen one in person until we picked up our (apricot) doodle -- pictures really don't do them justice! We have a black lab and they're just harder to capture in photos, although your pictures are awfully adorable!

Anyway, glad Jack's back home with you! Now just to get him to stop peeing in the house.... :D
 
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