My Dog Ate Plastic – A Guide To What To Do And What Happens Next:
What If Your Dog Eats Plastic?
The following are some of the things that happened to me when I was eating plastic. When you read these, you will understand why it is so important to take care of your pet’s health!
I had just bought a new puppy from PetSmart. She was very cute and adorable.
I took her home with me. One day she started licking at the top of my shirt and then proceeded to eat part of it off.
When I went back into PetSmart, they were not there anymore because all the employees had left. They did not even have a sign saying “Closed.” So I called them up and asked them what happened to their store.
They told me that they closed down due to lack of business.
They said that they had been getting complaints about the smell of the place. They said that people were complaining about how bad it smelled and how they could not get any work done because of it.
Some people even complained that their pets would not go near the store either since they thought it might contain chemicals or something similar.
One person said that he was going to sue them but decided against it after realizing that he probably wouldn’t win anyway. Because the smell was so bad, a few people actually got sick from it.
I finally realized it was coming from my dog when I noticed her secretly eating a bunch of paper towels and other pieces of paper. When she finally ate a piece of plastic that had been on the floor, I got concerned.
It didn’t take long before the management discovered the cause of the smell.
It turned out that this wasn’t the first time something like this happened with a pet. The store immediately closed for business in order to clean up the mess.
They had to throw out all of their inventory and remodel the place from top to bottom. They said they were thinking about closing down anyway since they weren’t making enough money to support themselves, so this was a sign for them to go ahead and do it.
I decided that I needed to do more research on this matter to make sure it doesn’t happen again.
This is what I found out:
There are a few common causes of dogs eating strange things. One of the more common ones is from them eating things that they find in the trash or on the ground.
Other items that they might find lying around your house that they might eat include socks, paper, and other miscellaneous items.
The problem is that many of these things actually are not good for their health. Even though they taste good to them, most of the time they can make them sick.
Many of the objects they find might even have some sharp edges or points that can hurt them internally if they end up swallowing them or eating too much of it.
There are other causes for concern as well. If your dog eats plastic, there is a chance that he might choke on it.
If their digestive system can’t break down the plastic fully, it can lead to long term health problems and even death due to blockages in the throat or other parts of their body.
There are also certain types of toxic materials that they might find that can make them very ill if they eat enough of it. These types of items can even kill them.
So it is very important that you keep an eye on what your dog is doing at all times to prevent these types of issues from occurring.
Because I already knew that my dog had a habit of eating things that she shouldn’t, I went ahead and bought her a special type of food bowl that has a lid on it. This should prevent her from eating anything else that she should not have access to.
I’m just hoping that she doesn’t manage to break it or find a way to get around it since I don’t want her getting sick or anything like that.
I still can’t believe that she ate plastic in the first place. It’s not like I leave that stuff lying around for her to eat.
Then again, maybe she found the bag it was in and managed to chew through the bottom of it to get to the contents inside. I still have no idea how she got the bag open, but I’m guessing she has a talent for getting into things that she’s not supposed to.
I guess I should be happy that she didn’t get into the trash can outside since there are some people who put all sorts of nasty stuff out there. It’s a good thing for her that she eats only paper and plastic.
Who knows what else might have been in there.
Well, I guess as long as she doesn’t start eating those styrofoam packing peanuts, then she’ll be fine. I just hope she doesn’t find out that they taste good since I have to order a lot of equipment online and they usually pack it with those peanuts.
I guess I should count my blessings that she isn’t a very adventurous eater. Then again, she is still a dog, so maybe that’s not too surprising after all.
I’m just glad that she’s okay and she didn’t get sick from what she ate.
In fact, now that I think about it, I should take her for a walk later on as an apology for yelling at her earlier today.
Dogs like that sort of thing, right?
I’m sure she’ll appreciate it.
I’m sure I will too.
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My Dog Ate My Talent by G Goodhart – 2014 – ggoodhart.com
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