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Hello, excited about finding this site. I have two labs, 5 year old yellow and a 8 year old black.

Well my yellow as been famous for eating her beds, and always just threw them up or passed the material. This time she ate into what is a futon mattress that we gave them as there bed.

Now she had really slowed her eating, and making movements, as expected if not eating as much. She is still drinking and urinating fine. Temperament is pretty much the same. Has dropped weight and not like her to pass up a meal, she would eat her food and my blacks.

I did get her to eat twice yesterday. Is having alot of trouble making a movement, maybe small amount of diarrhea and a two inch solid, and liquid.

She did throw up this morning, looked to be all stuffing, not much food.

Should I let this take its course or get to the vet, Not that its not worth it but hate to spend big money if she will pass it, and I am out of work.

Thanks for the input. Dominick
 

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How long has this been going on? Sounds like quite a while if you have noticed she's lost weight. I think she needs to see a vet pronto.

And - why the heck would you give her a bed when she has demonstrated she cannot be trusted with one? IMO - she needs to be in a crate when you cannot supervise her.
 

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How long has this been going on? Sounds like quite a while if you have noticed she's lost weight. I think she needs to see a vet pronto.

And - why the heck would you give her a bed when she has demonstrated she cannot be trusted with one? IMO - she needs to be in a crate when you cannot supervise her.

Have been watching her and was also cutting her food down (overweight) about same time she got into the bed. Thought she would pass it as she usually does.

She has bed because it is more comfortable, she also has server hip dysplasia. Eating the beds is sporadic thing.
 

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How long has this been going on? Sounds like quite a while if you have noticed she's lost weight. I think she needs to see a vet pronto.

And - why the heck would you give her a bed when she has demonstrated she cannot be trusted with one? IMO - she needs to be in a crate when you cannot supervise her.
I agree with this 100% and cannot stress enough TAKE HER TO THE VET IMMEDIATELY.
 

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You really should get her to the vet.

She is 5 years old and still eating bedding! I read your reasoning for giving her a bed and I won't disagree with you. BUT, you need to find a bed that she can't destroy. If you have a Costco Membership, or know someone that does, they have pretty reasonably priced beds and the covers are really tough.
 

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How long ago did she eat the bed?

Good luck at the vet. Please come back and update us.
 

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I also wondered how long ago she ate the bed.

And I also agree that she needs to see the vet.

Finally, I also agree that she should not be given a bed she will eat, if she is prone to that. Kuranda beds are good for dogs with orthopedic issues, and they are reportedly indestructible. They are a little expensive, though. You can find something similar if you google daycare cots. I found one for about $25 that has held up very well.
 

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Hello all, just got back. Nala is ok, so far. Xrays are negative, doctor does think what nala threw up this morning was the culprit, and rectal exam are fine. Xrays did show some "plumping" of the kidneys...did blood work and should have that back tomorrow. Hoping its just a irritation from bedding.

Nala will be getting a treat for a few days, as doc want her to eat white rice and chicken.

So now I just wait to see resluts and do for her what I can.

Dominick
 

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Thanks for the update, Dominick.
Kuranda beds are good for dogs with orthopedic issues, and they are reportedly indestructible. They are a little expensive, though. You can find something similar if you google daycare cots. I found one for about $25 that has held up very well.
Please check into that. :)
 

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Thanks for the update! I am so glad she didn't have a blockage. Please consider one of the other bed alternatives for her.
 

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I noticed you said you had cut back on food because of being a little over weight...my female lab the vet felt was about 10 pounds over weight...she suggested cutting her food back...then after further discussion she decided if she wasn't being destructive such as chewing, getting into the garbage, counter surfing we should leave the amount of food alone since Labs have big appetites and just try to loose a least one to five pounds through more exercise or less treats... she felt the bad behaviors would be worse than a few extra pounds...just a thought if you find yours eating more things she shouldn't since you have cut her food back.
 

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Now that my Joe is almost 10, I also have to watch his weight a little closer. However, I don't cut back on his food that much, I generally try to get his weight down by more outside activities (walks, play dates, etc.) and cutting back to no more than 1 dog treat a day (unless weather is such that we can't get outside much - we live in Northern MN and in the winter it's sometimes not too wise to be outside as much as I'd like.) That really seems to work for us.
 

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I am sorry for your loss. There is only one other thing I wold do at this time, I would have your other dog's kidneys checked. both of your dogs shared the same enviroment and the same food etc, so just in case it is enviromental it night be a good idea to check. Best wishes.

Kelly
 
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