Give a dog a toy, you’ll teach him to put things in his mouth for life. It sounds almost proverbial, doesn’t it?
It’s true, however. Dog toys don’t stop a dog from chewing, they actually
reward and re-enforce the act.
Think about this, be honest. The dog is chewing on the sofa and you give him something to chew on. REWARD!
Anyway, vets across the country squirrel away x-rays of the unusual items their clients have ingested and submit them annually to see who will win the “They Ate What?” contest sponsored by Veterinary Practice News
So here we go, Onward and Inward:
But, does he come every time you call?”
The dog jumped up, grabbed the phone from his owner’s hand and ate it. (We’ll discuss jumping on people at another time.)
“Choke” Chains—A Whole New Meaning
A bulldog ate this off her house-mate. Actually, she ate TWO of these collars. The owners didn’t realize it until, upon eating the second collar, the dog became ill.
I Scream, You Scream, We All Scream (For False Teeth)
Yet another bulldog ate these false teeth that he found in a bowl of ice cream (which opens an entirely new galaxy of questions not to be addressed here.)
“And The Dish Ran Away With The Spoon”
A husky stole this fork from the sink.
A Staffie gobbled down this 15-inch long knife.
There were two of these x-rays, one was a dog that was being given medication, the other was being fed peanut butter. (If dogs were meant to be fed with spoons they’d know how to hold them.)
All I Do Is Buy Pacifiers. Where Do They All Go?
ANOTHER bulldog. This one, along with these 15 pacifiers, ate a bottle cap and a piece of a basketball.
With This Ring…
A Labrador pup snarfed this engagement ring.
Rubber Ducky, You’re The One…
(Another) Staffie involved in Duck Wars was losing the battle, so he scarfed this toy down. Possession being 9/10ths of the law, I guess.
“I Shot An Arrow Into The Air…”
A bull terrier pup ate this 10 1/2-inch toy arrow.
It’s a Dog-Eat-Dog World
A spaniel “rescued” this poor dog from a doll house.
The pics give the adage, “You are what you eat”, and entirely new meaning.