WARNING: BLACK Kongs are dangerous!

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WARNING: BLACK Kongs are dangerous!

Postby wyldmoonwoman » Sat May 12, 2007 5:41 am

My nephew, Quincy the Springer Spaniel, is a kong addict and chews off little bits here and there. He has been sick with symptoms of pancreatitis, in and out of the vet for the past two weeks. He stopped eating this past wendnesday and my sister took him to the vet again because he has lost an incredible amount of weight..they did x-rays, blood work, all kinds of tests and couldn't figure out what was wrong with him. As a last resort, yesterday they did exploratory surgery and a bit of kong perforated his intestine, he was full of infection in his abdominal cavity, they found several bits of the offending kong outside his intestines, he was very close to dying becuase the rubber did not show up on x-rays. Things are still touchy because of the infection. I never really thought about kongs causing damage.

Here is Mr. Quincy with his Kong

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Postby Patch O' Pits » Sat May 12, 2007 6:09 am

Mine can't have kongs because they rip them apart too. I hope Quincy is OK

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Postby Murfins » Sat May 12, 2007 6:36 am

Crazy, my girl Aggie was a Kong addict for 10 years. She would work the top nub off of the black kongs but we were always aware of it coming close and would either pull it off or just watch her with it. Never did she chew them up though or swallow pieces.

I sure hope Quincey fights off the infection easily. Poor guy.


Postby Hooligan77 » Sat May 12, 2007 8:17 am

Wow! That really sux. I hope he'll be okay. My sister adopted a dog from the HS many years ago and just a few weeks after they got him he ate a toy and it cost over $4000 in surgury to have it removed.

I have never had that prob with my black Kongs...even our toughest chewer hasn't managed to tear off even a nub. Did your sis contact the Kong company about this?

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Postby Brutus's Mommy » Sat May 12, 2007 8:31 am

Any toy can be dangerous when the dog isn't supervised while tearing it apart.

I sincerely hope that Quincy recovers.

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Postby Bustersmama » Sat May 12, 2007 10:02 am

I hope Quincy is ok.

I let my dogs have Kongs - they do not detroy them. I think it depends on the dog.

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Postby pblove » Sat May 12, 2007 10:49 am

get well soon Quincy!
poor lil guy :sad:

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Postby rednoseErnie » Sat May 12, 2007 11:47 am

My dog had an intestinal blockage from a kong, too. The only toy he can't chew up is a hard nylabone, so now thats all he gets. Sucks to have a hard chewwer (and a swallower!)

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Postby clownracer » Sat May 12, 2007 12:10 pm

cofi dogs good with em he will chew off pieces but places them in alittle pile next to him :)

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Postby Sarah » Sat May 12, 2007 2:38 pm

Any indigestible item that a dog swallows can cause serious problems. A dog that chews pieces off of it's toys should not be allowed to have that toy.

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Postby Misskiwi67 » Sat May 12, 2007 3:18 pm

They make Kongs that show up on x-rays for the dog prone to destroying toys...

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Postby Deniselynn » Sat May 12, 2007 4:06 pm

Wishing Quincy get well wishes and a speedy recovery.

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Postby rednoseErnie » Sat May 12, 2007 5:43 pm

clownracer wrote:cofi dogs good with em he will chew off pieces but places them in alittle pile next to him :)

Ernie USED to do that. Then one day, he was about 4 years old, he decided to start swallowing the pieces.

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Postby 6pak » Sat May 12, 2007 11:16 pm

Wouldn't a red one be just as dangerous?

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Postby pibbles and bits » Sun May 13, 2007 12:26 am

of course a red one would be more dangerous, considering a back one is made of tire rubber and a red one isn't. lol

The owners of this sick dog should have noticed the shredded kong and thrown it away...

Kayrah just bites the tips off lol

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