My Dog is a Danger To Herself

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My dog, Stella, chews anything and everything. I had to replace a leather sofa when she buried a piece of rawhide between the cushions, dug it out, ripped the seams, and chewed out the stuffing. She's chewed and buried my reading glasses a few months ago. My daughter has lost about 5 pairs of shoes this year-- we've learned to put shoes high on a shelf by the door. My cat has gone hungry - apparantly Stella likes tuna and salmon - who would have thought? We've lost Jenga blocks - taken right off the kitchen table while in play. I lost my dinner the other night - I left it on the island to answer the door and it was gone when I returned. I've followed a trail of toilet paper chunks from the powder room to the front door several times. She ate her own hairbrush once, there was evidence for a week in places you don't even want to know about. 

But, today turned from slightly commical to scary, when I reached for my thyroid medicine that I keep on the kitchen counter far out of reach, and discovered it missing. I looked on the floor in case it some how rolled off the counter. Nope. I thought that maybe my husband put it in a cabinet, so I left him a message. I looked at my crazy dog, she looked healthy and happy. My husband called back and said he didn't touch my perscription. I had appointments, so I left the house and figured it would show up.

When I came home, I let Marly Stella outside and cleaned the floor of the newly purchased ducky remnants that she had shred into a thousand pieces. I got on my hands and knees to pick up the stuffing and eyeballs when I found a shard of plastic from my perscription bottle. I found the remains of my medicine and bottle behind my sofa. My husband and I agreed that since we didn't know if she actually consumed my Synthroid we would just observe her. Stella is physically fine - mentally fine has always been in question.

Safety caps are a must for keeping meds around small children. Keeping bottles away from pets is a must, too - or at least in my house.

If you live in the Harford County area and need a wonderful veternarian, I recommend

Festival Bel Air Veterinary Clinic

www.festivalvet.com5 Bel Air South Parkway
Bel Air, MD 21015-3813
(410) 515-2427

and if you like Stella's coif, I recommend

Bowwag Kennels

www.bowwag.com1501 Singer Road
Joppa, MD 21085-2198
(410) 679-3333
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Ellie McIntire
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Goodness Linda- Your pooch sounds like more work than my active three year old.

BTW- That's another thing we have in common.

May 14, 2010 05:47 PM
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Ellie, She is a pain but so cute! We do have another thing in common!

May 14, 2010 06:10 PM
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Melissa Anderson
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My pug chews rocks and sticks.  It's terrible.  I've found that by giving him more interesting things to chew every day that it has stopped quite a bit.  But he will still run in from the back yard with a stick, rock, twig, whatever pretty often.

May 15, 2010 06:31 PM
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Kathleen Lordbock
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Hopefully she will outgrow this - sounds like long walks in the country would be good for her - what a cute and innocent face!

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Linda,  That's some story!  Good thing she's all right.  It sounds like Stella has lots of energy to burn.  Before my dogs got sick, I was ordering natural products made in the USA for them to chew.  They loved them, and it kept them busy for hours.  If you want the name, just let me know.

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