|10-10-2013 06:26 PM|
|10-10-2013 05:42 PM|
|10-10-2013 12:01 PM|
|09-03-2013 12:09 AM|
Aside from blockage, some sharpen stone or objects can inflict wounds inside the digestive system. He should have restricted access to such things and diver his chewing habit with right things such as chew toys.
Male gsd marking start at many age, does your dog showing this habit?
|09-01-2013 12:52 PM|
This can kill your puppy....either do not walk him where there is the chance of him getting these or do not kennel him on gravel....at the very least, you will end up in surgery....from your comments, he already has some in his system that could cause a blockage....if a blockage occurs, intestine can die, and surgery is needed to resect it...they have to take out the dead section and reattach the live ends...and this is also risky...
This is very very very dangerous...it is not a matter of being fast enough...you have to avoid the places he can grab the stones!!!!!!!!!!! Or put a muzzle on him...I think you need to get him to a vet for an x-ray to see if there are stones in his gut - the increased need to defecate is an indication that his digestive system is in distress....
Marking depends on dog - some start at 5 months - some 2 years...that is the least of your problems right now...!
|09-01-2013 12:13 PM|
|Neko||We had a problem too and ours would eat everything. The vet said it's puppy pica and to be very careful. We started giving icecubes and frozen carrots for that urge to crunch and it helped allot!|
|09-01-2013 12:08 PM|
Major surgery and much $$ later my rescue is alive and doing well. Don't let your dog eat rocks... You can't afford it!
|09-01-2013 11:03 AM|
You need to be walking a TON faster and keep his head OFF the ground. This can kill him. All he needs to do is swallow a larger rock and get a blockage and all bets are off.
MOVE when you are walking. His head doesn't need to be down near those rocks. If there is just grass around then maybe he can sniff a bit.
Think you need to make walks AND YOU a bit more fun. If the best thing going is to eat a rock then there's clearly not much going on
WAY up the fast walking!!! Can you have him off leash anywhere for chuckit or frisbee?
How has your clicker training been going. If you train that 'leave it' is FUN!! and TRAINING then that will replace the 'joy' of rock eating. If their best reward is eating a rock, then there is also a training disconnect that they prefer to reward themself and ignore you (and reward with a rock?).
I know my dogs prefer cheese
|09-01-2013 06:16 AM|
Sabo is quite used to me grabbing him and shoving my hand in his mouth to dig things out :/
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|09-01-2013 05:37 AM|
We have the ouse command pretty much down to a t.
When he picks up something he shouldnt he does drop it but the stone's are swallowed before he has chance to drop them
Do you think its worth mentioning to vet at next appt?
We watch him like a hawk my partner esp its all he seems to do but when everywhere from pavements to roads , even the doggy walkways are coverrd in little stones its impossible to stop
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