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Bunny proves you that that is just a state of mind... I jst dont know how she got that bone there...


They both had played with those bones many many times, and it had to be Bunny that somehow squished her jaw to fit the bone on it... I hear her play with the bone and I kept doing stuff on the pc then I heard a whine and saw the unexpected...
She was still waging her tail and running away from me... and I had to call the ER vet at 9pm on Sunday night... She had her tongue stuck and it took us (vet, assistant and me) 1 1/2 hours to get it out using a dremmel and some other tools. Now (11:40pm Costa Rica time) we are back home the muscle relaxant is already worn off and she is now waging her tail and trying to eat bugs.

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Oh my gosh! I have NEVER seen that before. I'm so sorry you had to go through all that. I'm not even going to ask how much it cost . . ( :eek: ) But I'm glad that she wasn't hurt.

I've come to the conclusion that the Labrador absolutely could not exist without human intervention. Between the eating foreign objects, compulsive eating, and doing just plain stupid stuff, they'd die out in a generation in the wild. ::)
 

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Wow, sounds like quite a day for you and Bunny. It's amazing what these labs can do!
 

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I can't believe that! :eek: Who'd ever think.....

I'm glad she's ok
 

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I still have no idea how she got it there, they both had played with those bones forever and only Bunny could get it stuck in such a position...


But it was funny to see her running away from me, wagging her tail. But it was very stressful... The good thing is Bear was very good while we worked on her sister.
 

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I saw a dog on Animal Planet's emergency vets that did the EXACT same thing! They had to drill through the bone with a saw used to cut through cast plaster. How did you get that bone off of bunny?
 

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OMG poor Bunny !! That's a wake up call, ...... I'll have to go through some of our dogs old bones ..... they play with their too, over and over. Although I don't think we have any that small, I am going to go look at them right now.

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It happened to Lucy once but fortunately I a was able to get it off myself. After that I never bought the short bones with a wide opening.

Glad you were able to get it off and Bunny didn't panic.

It is always something to worry about huh?
 

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mollyrock said:
It happened to Lucy once but fortunately I a was able to get it off myself. After that I never bought the short bones with a wide opening.

Glad you were able to get it off and Bunny didn't panic.

It is always something to worry about huh?
Same exact thing happened with Cissy last Sunday night. Same size bone....never again will they get the short bones (it was actually Woodstock's bone, my little guy, but he will have to endure the big ones from now on). We tried the dremel thing...she freaked and we got no where. We buttered her teeth, mouth and the bone up really good and SU was patient enough to sit with her and work it off.

Glad all ended well for you...
 

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zoezoe said:
Same exact thing happened with Cissy last Sunday night. Same size bone....never again will they get the short bones (it was actually Woodstock's bone, my little guy, but he will have to endure the big ones from now on). We tried the dremel thing...she freaked and we got no where. We buttered her teeth, mouth and the bone up really good and SU was patient enough to sit with her and work it off.

Glad all ended well for you...
Bunny doesnt like to be manipulated, so I couldnt do it myself... I took her to the vet and with the muscle relaxant he started to cut the bone with a small saw... Luckily I took the dremmel tool I have, thinking that we might have to use it. And we did, but at moments he used the saw, because she was sarting to get scared and move.


I will select the bones they can have around...I'm glad this happened while I was here. Can't imagine it happening while my mom, aunt or SU would be doggysitting them... I'll be gone for a week in June and I will run trough all the possible danger situations before I go. I think I know them better and know better on what to do in Emergency situations.

She seems to have forgotten the whole situation.
 

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:eek:OMG Thank God you were home! I'm also glad I picked up one like that today before I went to work
it went in the trash or I might have to go home and check on Buddy :)
 

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We see this several times each year at my clinic. Dremel and a bone saw with light sedation is how we deal with it.

Before I buy marrow bones, I check the inside diameter of the bone, it must either be smaller than 1 1/2 inches inside or larger than 3 inches.
 
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