Dryer sheet

Discussion in 'Health & Nutritional Care' started by Jarena, Mar 27, 2018.

  1. Jarena

    Jarena Well-Known Member

    My girl, Lettie, ate a used dryer sheet this past Saturday morning. She is a 110 pound, 11 month old Corso. We called the emergency vet, they said, with her size, not to worry to much about it. They said just watch for allergic reactions. She hasn’t had any signs of allergies so now it’s just a waiting game. We have been watching her stools for any signs of the dryer sheet. It’s now Tuesday and so far, nothing.

    Does anyone know if it’s going to come out whole, or how long it takes to pass? I just don’t know if we should be worried or if there is a time frame for becoming concerned. This is the first thing she has ever eaten that she shouldn’t have, goof ball.
     
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  2. glen

    glen Super Moderator Staff Member

    Gollom ate 2 baby wet wipes,it took 6 days for him to pass them, i was worrying all the time until he did, hopefully she will pass them in the next day or so.
    My son thought himself funny when he said well thats wiped his bum on the way out.
     
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  3. glen

    glen Super Moderator Staff Member

    And yes they came out in one piece,
     
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  4. trg

    trg Well-Known Member

    I had a Rottweiler eat a Walmart bag one time, it took a little help coming out. Just say it was half in half out.
     
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  5. Boxergirl

    Boxergirl Well-Known Member

    Stuff can sit in the belly for a long time. Part of Al's severe anxiety when he was young was pica. He was driven to eat not food items and it was awful. Some things would come back up a week later smelling like death warmed over. Sanitary pads and paper towels came out how they went in. Whole, but twisted. The pads were vomited back up, but it was a toss up where the paper towels came out.

    I wouldn't think that one dryer sheet would be too big for Lettie to pass. Just in case, did your vet tell you what to watch for?
     
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  6. Jarena

    Jarena Well-Known Member

    Thank you all for your responses! I guess a dryer sheet certainly isn’t the worse thing she could eat :p.

    Boxergirl, they did give us a list of symptoms to watch out for. But of coarse, I’m super paranoid about ANY changes to her right now, with the other medical issues going on right now :confused:. I’m driving myself crazy thinking every little thing she does is weird haha.

    Glen, maybe your son and I would get along.... I’ve been saying her farts should smell better with that dryer sheet!

    Trg, I’ll be sure to keep some rubber gloves handy, just in case I need them! :D
     
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  7. Nik

    Nik Well-Known Member

    Oh that is the worst. We have had this issue before when part of a towel was eaten or rope toys. And yes having to help it out is really gross but it is what you do. :p

    It is always Kahlua. She can't be left alone with toys or even a bed. We found one bath mat that she doesn't seem interested in eating and that is what she gets to sleep on. Towels are also not safe. Blankets are not safe. I hate leaving her with no bed but better that then an emergency room visit and surgery because she decided to eat it.
     
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  8. April Nicole

    April Nicole Well-Known Member

    We had a Rhodesian Ridge back that ate a whole blanket. He was outside with it and tore it in pieces, and ate all but one scrap. The pieces came out whole with the poop. That dog ate everything! We were younger then, and didn't know much about obedience training. We nicknamed him goat.
     
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  9. Zeela

    Zeela Well-Known Member

    Good to know. I am constantly grabbing fallen drier sheets out of Zeela's mouth so in case I miss one.
    What happens if they swallow a big rock? She ate part of a plastic shed cover once but she threw it up right away. good thing.
     
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  10. Boxergirl

    Boxergirl Well-Known Member

    Rocks are more of a danger. Know the symptoms of a potential obstruction. Off the top of my head that would be vomiting, diarrhea (odd, huh?), straining to poo, lethargy, lack of appetite, dehydration. A few symptoms would have me going in for an xray if I knew they ate something that was likely to be a problem. Jarena might chime in with what her vet told her to watch for. I'm sure I missed something.
     
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  11. Zeela

    Zeela Well-Known Member

    Thanks, I would think to swallow a big rock is not good. She likes to pick up rocks so I try to watch her like a hawk. Just ya never know when you turn your back for a second. Crazy how they try to eat everything, isn't it?
     
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  12. Jarena

    Jarena Well-Known Member

    Well, it’s been 9 days and we’ve been watching her stools but I didn’t see a dryer sheet. Butttttt, she also tore up a blanket and ate a few pieces. I did see that come out, but even though it was a fairly large piece, it was hard to spot in her stool. So I’m thinking it’s pretty likely that she already passed the dryer sheet and we just didn’t see it. After all, it’s not like we were combing through the presents in the yard :p
     
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  13. Boxergirl

    Boxergirl Well-Known Member

    *Hanging my head in shame* It's nothing to see me outside with a stick or a big chunk of mulch, poking though poop. Then sending a picture to my daughter of said poop to ask what Otis ate when he wasn't here. I'm a poop investigator. It's also nothing to see me grabbing a leaf to pull a long woman hair with a dangling bit of poo on the end from any dog butt. What must the neighbors and passers by think of me?

    I'm glad Lettie is okay. Please update as to the other issues when you find anything out.
     
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  14. DennasMom

    DennasMom Well-Known Member

    I don't mind "helping" the poop stringers out in the privacy of our back yard... it's when Denna has "hangers" while we're out walking with people walking/driving by that get me.... <sigh>
    Rope toys and long hairs are the worst.

    Our 185lb mutt would consume dirty snot hankies (larger than dryer sheets), which went through in one piece.

    Denna swallowed the plastic liner of the sour cream tub... just the thin plastic piece you remove when you first buy it... it always has some sour cream on it, which I let Denna lick off. I normally hold it for her to 'clean', but ONCE I just put it on the ground for her (dumb idea #1) ... I then turned my back (dumb idea #2) and when I looked back she had inhaled the whole thing. PLASTIC. Grrr.... it took a few days, but all came out in one piece, too.
     
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  15. Jakesmum

    Jakesmum Well-Known Member

    If I don't get to a stuffed toy in time Jake will have the stuffing torn out and swallowed, many times we've had stuffing poops. He's also passed cat toys and bones. For a while it was always a surprise when he pooped. He's been pretty good lately since he's a little older, but I still check and scrutinize his poops.
     
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  16. Zeela

    Zeela Well-Known Member

    Oh man, is this what I have to look forward to? does it ever end??? lol
     
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  17. Jarena

    Jarena Well-Known Member

    Hahah these responses are great! So far I haven’t had to pull anything out but it’s just a matter of time.... my hair is down to my butt. So I’m sure I’ll be “helping” Lettie at some point lol.

    Boxergirl, she gets the second blood test this Friday so by early next week I should know something. I will be sure to keep you updated.
     
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  18. Boxergirl

    Boxergirl Well-Known Member

    But wait! Or is it Butt wait! Al has butt betrayal. He gets freaked out over things that are no big deal. When he has a piece of poo that is stuck to a hair or won't come out he doesn't scoot. He doesn't run around chasing his butt. He falls over. Just falls over on his side and lays there like he's dead. I've had cars stop to ask if the dog was okay, lol. And the car stopping just worries him more until he's gasping. We call that butt betrayal.
     
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  19. Jarena

    Jarena Well-Known Member

    OMG the image of Al falling over like a fainting goat just made me laugh out loud in an otherwise silent break room at work!! Thanks a lot, these awkward stares are your fault!
     
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  20. Boxergirl

    Boxergirl Well-Known Member

    I'll get a picture next time. Just for you.
     

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