Aug 3, 2009

What did Hailey eat?

This heating pad which was plugged in!

While I was in the shower Sunday morning, out of all the toys and Nylabones on the floor that Hailey has to pick from she decided to eat my heating pad. When I found her she had both ends of the cord in front of her chewed clear through. What I didn't realize at the time was that she considered this heat pad a snack.

Sunday evening she threw up. I figured she picked up something outside. She has a fondness for bugs and dirt. Today when I was home for lunch she threw up again. At first I was puzzled as to what she had eaten. I saw tiny copper wires and what I thought was white plaster. Hailey was acting fine so I placed the evidence in a plastic bag and headed back to work. I showed it to my husband later and then it hit us. It was the heating pad! The white that I saw was plastic not plaster.  This evening I noticed some more of the heating pad coming out the other end as well. Hopefully everything is out now but we are keeping a close eye on her. Hailey is one lucky wiener!

24 Treats:

Erin and the Furry Troops said...

Does Hailey do the (what I call) the watch the treat go down to the ground, and then look at you like..what?

If soo Bubbles does that, as well *eye roll*

I would try luring the treat very slowly, using a REALLLLY yummy treat such as, hot dogs, or cheese. Something she will find really hard to resist.

If she is still not following the treat, you might try rewarding her for following the treat at all. Say if she looks at the treat. "YES" and than treat, and sloowwwlyyy move that dooownn "Yes"treat, down a little lower "YES"treat. (A clicker would work instead of the yes as well)

Basically breaking down the above process into baby-steps. This something we are STILL working on with Bubbles. She doesn't get when she has to follow the treat around, when all these years people have just given her treats, so I'm having to really take time and be patient with her.

Wow this is long, I hope Hailey hasn't done anything too serious too her self! Good luck with her training!!

Tank said...

Yes, I would say she's very lucky. If it was plugged in, you'd think she would have at least gotten shocked if not worse. Maybe you need to Hailey proof your house? Hard to believe what some dogs will consider a snack... I'll stick to worms, thank you very much.

Frankie said...

Oh no! Hailey! You be careful! Poor little thing.

NESSA the hovawart said...

Poor Hailey! My mommy had a white bunny which loved to eat wires:-)Even plugged in. Once it went boooom and mommy saw he had burned mustages on one side hehe. But it didn't learn him a lesson.
I hope Hailey did;-)
Take care of yourself.
Kisses and hugs,

Khyra The Siberian Husky And Sometimes Her Mom said...

I do hope all the chewings have khome out by now...

Paws khrossed fur no more issues...


Abby said...

Hi, You Guys...

Oh My...Hailey, you should only eat what your Mom gives you...

Eating other stuff can make you really sick...

I hope you are feeling better now...

Abby xxxooo

Tom, Tama-Chan and Sei-Chan said...

Wow! Hailey certainly has eclectic tastes in food! Tommy sepcialises in eating frisbees and sticks of wood, which come out at, ahem... the other end. But spaniels have very solid GI tracts since they're hunting dogs.

Be careful in the future, little Hailey!

Lean said...

Don´t eat every thing you can be verry sick....i know this and my onwer have to pay the BIG BILL!!!

Woodrow, Sweetie, MJ Campanella said...

silly little girl - hope she is okay

Woodrow, Sweetie & MJ

Dennis the Vizsla said...

Uh-oh. Hailey, repeat after me: Plastic is not a food group!

Chester said...

I eat stuff I shouldn't too. So far everything has come out one way or the other.

I gave Mom a little scare last week when I ate some red beet skins that Dad thought he took far, far into the field. I peed red. Then my poo was magenta. That's when they knew I had eaten the beet skins.

Glad Hailey did not find her heating pad snack to be shocking.
Chester ;0=)

♥玮倩 said...

Oh my, the heating pack doesnt seems tasty to me at all ... Hopefully Hailey is feeling much better after throwing up!

there was once when i ate uncooked rice and get stomah upset ...

best regards

Fred said...

Scary! Hope Hailey is all better soon!

Pearl said...

Miss Hailey! That could have been pretty bad for you, silly girl! Not that I am one to talk... I eat lots of stuff that I should not. I am glad that it's passing on through!

Welcome said...

Ew! Hope she feels better soon!

Snowy and Crystal said...

please be careful Hailey

the 4 Bs said...

it's just a really good thing that it wasn't plugged in at the time.


Samantha ~ Holly and Zac ~ said...

Oh no, we hope everything comes out and she is ok.

Holly & Zac...XX

An English Shepherd said...

Oops ! Hope Hailey is OK.

Wizz :-)

Maggie and Mitch said...

Thank goodness you're passing it and thank doG it wasn't plugged in, Hailey!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Paco,Milo, Maya and mommy Simona said...

sweet sweet sweet Hailey....
PLEASEEEEEEEEE....take care of you!!
We're soooooooooooooooo glad that bad thing passed by...sure you were very very lucky!!!
Paco when were puppy eated a rocks and had a surgery!!!
Pleaseeeeeeee......don't do that nevermore!!!!!!!!!!!!
We love you sooooooooooooooooo much and we're very very worried for you!!!!
Pleaseeeeeeeeeeeee...let us know how are you in the next days ok???!!!!
Sweet kisses and special puppy licks from our new sister Maya that love you (and your super special sisters and mommy and dad)a lot like us!!!
We miss you a lot!!!!
But we thought to you everyday!!!
We're very very very special for us!!

Mango said...

Oh my! Yes, some bad things have come out of both ends of my large and tending to consume things self and also from pee-wee.

Same story here. We will ignore things forever and then suddenly get a taste for a thing that has been about and ignored.

Glad it worked its way out.


Tibby said...

Oh MY! Hailey is pretty lucky! I know it's hard to believe but I chewed a few cords when I was just a pup too! Lucky for me they weren't plugged in and I did not actually eat any of them! I hope she has all that yucky stuff out of her now and that she will stick to doggy food from here on out!
:) Tibby

Lorenza said...

Please be careful! Glad you are ok!
Take care
Kisses and hugs

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