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post #1 of 22 (permalink) Old 06-29-2014, 09:06 PM Thread Starter
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Ruger ate a dress sock!

Ruger is a big 6 month old GSD weighing about 65 pounds. Anyways, yesturday afternoon he swallowed one of my dress socks. I have kept a close eye on him all night and day but he has had no change in his Dailey routine that I have noticed. He is still pooping and eating and drinking and playing while showing no signs of distress. Although I have not found it in any of his poops yet. I plan on calling the vet tommorow if I still haven't found it. I guess what I'm trying to ask for is some positive feedback as I am worried half to death. Thank you for any input possible. Thank you.

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I have never heard that a dog could digest a sock. I'm not sure they can poop the whole thing out either, I know they can throw it up. Maybe call an emergency vet and see what they say?

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My experience, what I blamed the dryer for was found in the back yard 1 or 2 days later.

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Eating a sock can be life threatening. If your dog shows any indication of impaction such as lethargy, vomiting (often yellow-green bile) then get your dog to the vet so they can start fluids and they can assess if surgery is needed. Hopefully not.


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He has not showing any different signs out of his normal routines.

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Keep an eye on his poop and hopefully you will see it pass. That's the only way to have piece of mind. As gross as it sounds, I had a dog who ate a sock and he had trouble pooping it out. I literally had to help by pulling it out. Yuck! But I was happy to see it passed. Walking the dog can help the motility and passing the sock, so my vet told me. Make sure the dog has water a available. Also, if the dog seems to be drinking more than usual, that might not be a good sign. But the sock has to pass, it will not digest.


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Creasy used to eat stuff (socks, hand towel, underwear, toys etc) when he was young. I figured it out was when I actually saw him gobble a sock, made sure everything was picked up to reduce his chances of sneaking stuff and eating it. We got lucky and he used to poop stuff out shredded. But it was scary with potential of surgery. So take the extra step of picking up.

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And their vet said this was the most common form of surgery he did on a regular basis. So take it seriously!

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Are you certain your dog ate it? One time I was freaking out because I thought my dog ate a beer bottle cap. Turns out she'd knocked it under the couch off the coffee table, much to my relief.

For those in the know, is a sock something you'd induce vomiting for if you noticed it happened right away?
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Grim ate a sock and the whole thing came out in one peice.....but it was very long. I did not know to worry because I did not know he ate it.

But watch him. Keep things moving and if they stop, or he shows any sign of discomfort or stops eating, get thee to a vet.

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