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Old January 4th, 2009, 04:39 PM
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puppy ate a light bulb

This A.M. I awoke to find the scarce remains of what was once a light bulb.

My pound puppy Sabrina had apparently ate it.

Her vet. will not be available until Monday.

Should I worry about her or not??

My husband said not to since there is nothing we can do.
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Old January 4th, 2009, 04:41 PM
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There are much more doggie smart people than I who will be able to give you some advice, but I will let you know what I would do.

I would watch her very, very closely as I would be worried the glass cuts her tummy or intestinal lining. Any vomiting, lethargy or not interested in favourite food would be of concern.

Good luck and keep us posted.
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Old January 4th, 2009, 04:44 PM
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Thank You!!!! I will

I appreciate the advice.


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Old January 4th, 2009, 04:48 PM
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Can you contact an ER Vet.i would be concerned about the glass doing internal damage to the stomach and digestive track.
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Old January 4th, 2009, 05:04 PM
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Not really.........

We do not seem to have one and the Vets. that have answering services for the weekend will only talk calls if you are a regular patient.
Or so they keep telling me.

Even my own vet has an answering machine but has yet to call back.

To be truthful Sabrina seems find for of energy jumping around inside running around outside; if it wasn't for the small bits and pieces of the light bulb I would not had even suspected that she ate it.

But I don't know where the pieces went.

But I really do apperciate everyones help and advice.
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Old January 4th, 2009, 05:05 PM
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My dads german sheoherd he had as a kid would chew up glass coke bottles and eat them. But it never caused her problems. Luckily. You will probably not be so lucky. Should you be worried? Ohhh yea. It almost as bad as swallowing razer blades.
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Old January 4th, 2009, 05:13 PM
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Our dogs have ingested some ridiculous thing, the scariest of which was a five-blade shaving razor. We have been very lucky, no one ever suffered any ill effects (unless you count their moms' heart attacks!)

If I were you, I would be watching that pup like a hawk for the next 24 hours or until you can get her to the vet. I would also be collecting every one of her poops and thoroughly examining them for signs of the lightbulb and for signs of blood (sometimes red, but can also be black). If she's passing it, and the peices are small, and there's no blood, you'l probably be ok. but any signs of lethargy, pain (hunched back, not wanting to move or be touched), vomitting, diarrhea or blood coming out ANYwhere, you want to pack that pup into your car and find the nearest 24 hour vet asap. Keep calling around, and maybe call some neighbouring towns so you can have a contact at the very least if you do find yourself having to rush her in. I hope things go smoothly for you guys.
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Old January 4th, 2009, 05:38 PM
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Yes, bleeding high up in the digestive track will be black when it comes out. It can even mix with the stool and turn the stool black.
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