10 Strangest Things Eaten By Dogs

Dogs couldn’t have been bred to be a better “best friend” for man. After all they smell funny, they like to touch their nether regions, they hump like jackrabbits and they’ll eat almost anything. Since the first three traits would be inappropriate to show with pictures, we settled on digging up 10 bizarre pictures showing just how ravenous canine appetite can be…Also through the use of proper dog training things like this can be avoided!

1. Dog Eats Dog

Alfie took the saying “it’s a dog eat dog world” a little too seriously. The plastic figurine made him sick as a dog, forcing his owners to take him to the vet. One X-Ray and two hours of surgery later, Alfie made a full recovery after just barely avoiding doggie heaven.

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2. A thong

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Taffy, a Springer spaniel from Stafforshire , is a bit of a pervert. When he’s not busy eating socks (which may have roots in some obscure foot fetish) he has a thing for eating the thongs of his owner. The owners, in an effort to save face, say they are actually their “three year old son’s pants”. Right.

3. Engagment Ring

 

My Dog Ate What? Episode 101: Glass, Glue and Rocks NGC US Episode Code 5318Diamonds are a girl’s best friend and, apparently, a bitch’s favorite snack. Dierdre Murphy Lofft was beside herself when her yellow gold engagement ring went missing… and she started to suspect Luciano (her pet Rottweiler). The X-Ray above tells the story.

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4. Spoon

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American children are born with silver spoons in their mouth. This 2-year-old Saint Bernard must’ve been hungry when at birth, eating the spoon along with his medicine.

5. Electric Knife

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After eating an electric knife blade, this dog should be recruited to the circus. Personally, I would pay good money to see a repeat. The kicker: the dog did no harm to himself and surgeons removed the blade without issue.

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6. Another Dog Eats $750

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Countless mounds of feces and pools of vomit later, and Pepper’s owners were able to collect $647 of the $750 the dog ate (pictured above). A quick run to the bank got them new bills, although one would imagine the bank teller wasn’t the happiest camper. Oh, and Pepper was just fine after nature finished running its course. I’m also sure that after they got it back they quickly spent some of it on puppy training classes!

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7. Dog Eats 10 Pies from Pie Eating Contents

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Like father like dog – a bichon fries named Charlie put away 20 pies and “damaged” 10 others which were sitting in the fridge of Dave Williams. Dave was the 1995 World Pie Eating Championship, and the pies were slated an upcoming championship. As if the story could get any more bizarre, Charlie was then entered into the match by his owner. And, yes, this is a true story.

8. 9 golf balls

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Story: Bertie, a dog owned by Mark and Michelle Jewell, eats 9 golf balls over the course of her walks around Essex. Her stomach is so close to rupture, a vet has to put Bertie under the knife to remove them. Moral: don’t walk your dog around the golf course.

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10. 12 Fishing Hooks

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Toby, a canine version of Danny Ocean (or maybe Ethan Hunt), was not deterred by the 6 foot ledge his owner hid the fish food on. He wanted the bait, unawares of the hooks inside of them. After what was surely a mission of stealth and daring, Toby managed to reach the bait and break open the container with his bare paws. This X-Ray shows the 12 hooks in his stomach, before they passed harmlessly out the southern tunnel.

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Comments

  1. Tracey says:

    Glad they didn’t show all the poop my dog Maggie has eaten with no more than an upset tummy. Yuck!

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    diane Reply:

    my new puppy is doing the same, sprinkle meat tenderizer on food, this make poop tart and my vet said there is something you can buy at pet store, this is day 4 for me and today she did not try and eat it. Also have poop tested, mine had a parasite and started on meds yesterday, may be that is why she is not, i notice not eating as much today.

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    Trina Reply:

    Thanks Diane, for the poop meat tenderizer wish I had known
    about it sooner my 3yrs border collie male did it ate my
    10 yrs old male droppings right from being a young dog,
    and did not touch my bitch’s, I thought it could be a domince
    thing to, but my old dog past away and my border boy has not
    touched the girls which I very please about. Thanks will keep
    in mind just incase I get the problem again.

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    Lori Reply:

    You people are idiots! Do you have any clue as to what meat tenderizer does? What do you think you are doing to the insides of your dog?! You need to find a holistic vet or a homeopath.

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  2. Pam says:

    And I thought kitty poop was bad enough! I am always removing wood, rocks, and plastic from the mouths of my two sister pups. So far, nothing life threatening nor bank-account-flattening has occurred, but this report gives me new resolve to watch those two adventurous little girls with an eagle eye.

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  3. Mrityunjoy Mukherjee says:

    Its really very good.

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  4. Rose says:

    How can dogs eat those things? (except for pie)

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    Chet Reply:

    I don’t know Rose, especially that knife, eesh!

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  5. Judy Cinzio says:

    Dear Chet,

    Thank you for the wonderful laughs. Yes, I’m sending the email to my friends. They’ll love it. By the way, I only think that that’s our web site, I’ve never actually looked it up, but I saw it written on my book, so presume it is.
    My dog is doing pretty well now, except when we go for a walk and trucks or 4wd or cars with trailers or buses come past. She gets ready to spring and when the vehicle is half way past, she attacks. For her own safety now I have to keep her on a lead. She was going along quite happily and then one day she saw the garbage truck, and decided to attack that and then everything was attackable.
    Thanks for your help always,

    Judy.

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    Diana Reply:

    Hello,

    how about trying to use Gentle leader or Halti leash if she is energetic?
    The leashes help control a dog.
    In a fenced territory pls give her a running and jumping exercises – frisbie etc.She needs to get out of the energy everyday.I know it because of my dog.
    Sometimes any training collar will help also, cause it is really dangerous for your dog to run after a car.

    Sorry for interfering, but the dog is in danger.

    Thanks,

    Diana

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    Caroline Smith Reply:

    Hello Diana,
    I am going to become a German Shepard breeder.. I have been searching the web for possible dogs. I want to first get a female puppy, wait 2 years then breed her, I will buy my male from champion bloodline justt like the mom when he is about 8 to 10 weeks old. I am researching all of this and I have a fantastic vet. I had to put down my Layla Nov.1. Now I am going to go into serious business.
    Please, what is a halti leash? Please give me the ideas you have, I look forward to hearing from you.
    Caroline

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  6. Robert Nelson says:

    Cat turds fished out of the litter box are like candy to a number of dogs. The cats don’t seem to mind, but the owners often do.
    One of my dogs once downed a whole washcloth. He rolled around in apparent discomfort for a while, then managed to cough it up.
    An ancient Boxer friend of mine many years ago ate a whole box of dry popover mix and followed it with lots of water. You know the sound of air leaving a balloon? He kept an entire household awake most of that night with similar noises.

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  7. TOO FUNNY … THANKS

    P.S.
    Mine have eaten sheet rock, chewed up the remote for the T.V., they have chewed up 2 hands free devices for my cell, and continue to rip wall paper off the walls and eat MORE sheet rock … etc, etc. Since they are all chewers of stuff, they get penned up in the kitchen, usually

    Sunday, 18th day of September, 2010

    Chet …

    As I believe I’ve told you, my dogs are ALL Shima (a breed that is fairly small … mine are 8# M, 9# F AND 12# F ) The 9 pounder is the only one left whole (un-altered)). They are supposed to be non-yappy (snort snort) and non-aggressive. They seem to be only the later … non aggressive, all though they sound meaner than snot when someone shows up (mainly bible study group, which can be men OR women … 18 to 80 years of age) Some like dogs, some don’t. Run of the mill bunch of people, from what I see… My daughter, who lives with me, has a pound puppy (Shitz Tzu) who’s age is ??? She is a Senior , and a barker, too. my daughter also has a 7 month old F. un-altered Shima … who is a barker too. WOW … 5 dogs, all barkers, At times it sounds like the pound! Of course I’d like them not to chew or bark …. Mainly. There’s lots I’d love to break them of, but those would be great , to break them of the barking and chewing.

    I ride a scooter outside in the mobile home park where I live, and they walk all right, but will run helter skelter, if off a lease. (and will only come home when they are good and ready) They HAVE to walk with me when I’m on the scooter, because, I don’t slow down for them and I usually take 2 at a time, (all though I can take all 3, but I really have to pay attention to what I’m doing with 3.) I have a double leash to put dogs on, so they train each other … kinda,(don’t ask me to explain that one, because there is no training involved there) I can tie 2 together and the third one fends for him/her self on his/her own leash.

    How much does the extra training cost as I am on a fixed income and can’t afford much (Want some cheese, while I whine?)

    I would be glad to write a review for you on my Facebook account, if I won’t get in trouble with Facebook for doing it. Do you know whether I’d get in trouble with them? Hope not as you appear to know what you’re doing in your video’s. I would be honored to write a review for you!

    Lordy, I do wish I was able to move around better and faster, the dogs see me coming (I move slow … especially if I’m using my walker) they wait for me to get almost there, and then they run from me.

    The 12 pound Female, has started something new. When I sit down on the sofa or on a chair where she can get to me, she get’s REAL friendly with my ears , back of neck and my hair. She used to be named ( named by the breeder) Nibbles and Bites … She lived up to her name, except she was never mean (tugging at clothing, etc. was what she would do). I got her when she was 10 months old.

    It’s late, and I’m tired so will write more another day. Let me know about the cost and then I can decide, but it sounds wonderful … and, yes, the article was/is wonderful.

    Again,
    Jenny Trainer
    Thanks again for your knowledge etc.

    Jennifer Trainer
    509-939-2739
    19625 E. Wellesley Ave … Space 1
    Otis Orchards, WA 99027-9660

    P.S. The touching of the feet is good since all dogs need their nails clipped and I know of none that like it, and … as in the case of Shima’s, they need clipped monthly and hate anyone messing with mouth, nose and face (at least mine dislike it).

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    Chet Reply:

    Jenny, a good place to start would be my barking new Stop Dog Barking course that I just released. It doesn’t help with chewing but give it a try:

    http://www.thedogtrainingsecret.com/DogBarking/Stop-Barking/

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    Jenny Trainer Reply:

    Chet,
    I had this response all typed at one time, but I lost it when my Internet failed so I had to start again. The gist of that mail was/is to get my new e-mail address to you. (Please see it above) I have been trying to find your address, but, much to my dismay, I couldn’t find it YET.. only a matter of time though (before I found the address). I hope you remember me, I’m the one that is trained by her 3 Shima dogs (now 2, but 1 fell apart and had 6 spotted puppies on 11/20, so, hopefully the pups will be in some one’s Christmas stocking at Christmas time) … too young yet to bark, but they are trying. I would love to let you know how it’s going, but I’m tired and need to get to bed, so I’ll sign off with the thought that I’m praying you will remember me and will put me back on your e-mail list and I will continue to get your informative memo’s. Really, they are a help, if for no other reason but inspiration which they do give me!

    Thanks again,
    Jenny Trainer

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    Jenny Trainer Reply:

    Chet,
    I had this response all typed at one time, but I lost it when my internet failed so I had to start again. The gist of that mail was/is to get my new e-mail address to you. (Please see it above) I have been trying to find your address, but, much to my dismay, I couldn’t find it YET.. only a matter of time though (before I found the address). I hope you remember me, I’m the one that is trained by her 3 Shima dogs (now 2, but 1 fell apart and had 6 spotted puppies on 11/20, so, hopefully the pups will be in someone’s Christmas stocking at Christmas time) … too young yet to bark, but they are trying. I would love to let you know how it’s going, but I’m tired and need to get to bed, so I’ll sign off with the thought that I’m praying you will remember me and will put me back on your e-mail list and I will continue to get your informative memo’s. Really, they are a help, if for no other reason but inspiration which they do give me!

    Thanks again,
    Jenny Trainer

    P.S
    The phone number from above has been changed, so it won’t work to call it, so don’t try, … as I said, it won’t work.

    J.T.

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    Barbara Stapleton Reply:

    Jennifer, you are so precious. Your dogs learned early, even from each other, how to manipulate and control you. IF I had the training money I would gladly pay for you.

    My little girl, Fluffy (17#) has started barking when someone we know is at the door. No one has to knock or ring the bell now. Not good for neighbors. And she is back to pulling on her leash.

    The chewing and stealing my things is from utter boredom. Unfortunately for us (I use my walker sometimes also) they are MUCH younger and more energetic than us. They seem to punish us for not being more playful and for not letting them roam outside ANYwhere they choose. Domesticated? Partially.

    These training videos WORK. That’s it. So like yourself, I will sacrifice in another area to buy one video at a time. Meanwhile the wise Doctor’s emails give us valuable help as well.

    You, your pets, the rest of your household, are ALL in my Prayers (I have an intercessory ministry).

    Stay calm and blessed,
    Barbara Stapleton (New York)

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    From: Jenny Trainer To: Barbara Stapleton of New York Reply:

    Hi there Chet … and Barbara

    …. remember me? I am the trained one with the 3 (now 2, except 1 fell apart and had 6 spotted babies, which are still babies and don’t do much, YET!!!) Shima dogs, that bark constantly. They are barking from boredom (I think) and I am TRYING to fix that. Don’t really know if my new way works, but it appears to be helping. (I no longer lock them in the kitchen except as a “No No” consequence, and usually have them on a leash doing what I call “time-in’s” as they are not just barkers, but chewers also. No rest for the wicked, right?

    I am still on a fixed income and have someone taking care of my finances as I am inadequate (or some such way to spell it) at it. Today, my income is not better, but is still the same … and like everyone else, my income is never enough, so I try to make do, without the video’s!!! I have been looking for a way to get in touch with you, Chet, to give you my new e-mail address, hopefully this will work!!!

    I am back on the internet with a new e-mail address, so hopefully I can get reinstated on the information I WAS getting

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  8. Evelina says:

    I would like to share with you my bitter experience I have had with my two-year-old beagle ANGEL.
    On a winter day last year he bit up the wire of an electric heater swtched on.Besides, he chewed the pieces of the wire and gulped some of the copper threads which make part of the wire. When I came back from work, I found out the whole kitchen covered with blood – clear-red fresh blood. I was so frightened,he was lying down unusually quiet.
    I immediately called the vet. Three-four days after ANGEl ate only bread and was made to drink only rice water.
    Later, he got over his weakness and recovered. You can imagine how much I summoned GOD to help ANGEL. The LORD MADE A miracle. My beloved dog was saved and now he feels well.In consequence of that narrow- escape I was walking him with a little “basket” on his mouth to prevent him eating something throughout the walk.

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    katelyn Reply:

    i have a miniture pincher and she never ate anything but her foood what a wonderfull little dog momy loves you kiss kis….

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  9. Rose says:

    Those are great pictures. I have one for you, my dog ate the huge ball of aluminum foil that the neighbors tossed over my fence after they had a bbq. Needless to say it smelled wonderful so he tried to bolt it down before I could grab it. He choked and I had to rush him to the vet. They pulled 4 feet of foil out of his throat. He was barely a year old when he did that and lived to almost 10 years of age. So happily he survived the trauma.

    My current goof ball ate carpet, zippers, stockings and 3 blue tooth ear pieces, 1 cell phone, and my wire frame glasses. I think there is a picture of the bent and warped frames on my website. I still can’t believe he ate them. Thank heavens he is passed the puppy chew/eat everything in sight stage.
    .-= Rose´s last blog ..Grilled Ginger Tuna Steaks &amp Pears =-.

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    Chet Reply:

    Send me the link to the picture rose, I’d love to see it, or feel free to just link to it in the comments.

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  10. Kathy says:

    Ok, I know one for sure that was left off that list. My dog likes to try and eat ladies “pads” at that time of month. Yeah, GROSS, I know. He also likes to eat paper towels, toilet paper, etc. Weird dog! And, no, it isn’t a diet issue. He is on a good quality food. He is just weird!

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  11. Jeannine says:

    How about a whole frog? Our terrier mix actually threw it up on our living room rug intact. It didn’t even look dead.

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    Chet Reply:

    Now if he swallowed it alive and threw it up alive, that would be pretty impressive 😉

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    sandi Reply:

    if he really did that,chet, it would be gross.

    p.s. i toltaly agree with your training teckniqu.

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  12. Owen says:

    Last night Coco, our Brittany ate my reading glasses. She has previously eaten my wife’s bible. There may be a message in there.

    Owen

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    Chet Reply:

    lol

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  13. Maureen says:

    My Lab swallows rocks and then regurgitates them through the night. Anyway to stop this?

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    Chet Reply:

    Sorry Maureen, I really don’t know how to fix that one. I’ll look into it though.

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  14. Bette Lalik says:

    This came in my mailbox after a weekend of our 5 month old golden/lab retriever throwing up 3 socks and booping out another. We were very surprised he was walking around at all with that in his system. I guess I should be glad that is all he eats after seeing some of these pictures.

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  15. Gina Brown says:

    Dear Chet,

    The Bichon Friese cracked me up, because my Bichon/Maltese cross used to eat everything, including a homemade apple pie, a pound of gourmet chocolates, the kids’ halloween candy one year, the list goes on and on! Her insatiable appetite finally did her in last year, but she left us with a lot of fun (and strange) memories!

    -Gina

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  16. Susanne Escobar says:

    My minature poodle belongs in your club. So far he has eaten: A jelly donut with its plastic bag ( 2 spoonfuls of olive oil and 2 days later, the bag came out), A banana with the peel ( peel came out in 2 days also), a hot dog with 2 hardboiled eggs w/shells, opened and nibbled on an old (fortunately) ant trap, a container of Omega 3 vitamins ( not full fortunately) and I can go on and on. When I call the vet any more, his first question is “What did Bebe’ eat now?”

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  17. Rich says:

    I don’t know for sure, and am not trained in reading xrays, but it appears to me that the dog that ate the diamond ring is not a “she”. Can anyone set me straight?

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    Jenny Trainer Reply:

    I can’t read X-Rays either, but it sure looks like a boy to me, also. I wish I could “set you straight” but, I agree. It doesn’t look like a she!

    Possibly, he was going incognito until he could POP the question, since he had the ring ready to “go” (no pun intended)

    P.S. (DIFFERENT STORY)I forgot about my wire glasses that the eldest one (I have 3 chewers) chewed up (amongst other stuff she chewed up) and, yes (not that anyone asked), the hands free were blue tooth ear pieces. Verizon even checked to see if waranty covered that sort of thing …. it doesn’t. I thought my dogs were the only ones that chewed fast and swallowed when they saw me coming, but …. NOT!!!

    A hazard that I keep out of their site are my “used” pads, ALL paper or cardboard or kleenex or paper towels, etc. (since I’m a scrapbooker, it’s really hard to keep all paper put up), but I try!

    (How old are they when they lose the desire to chew? When they lose their teeth?).

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    Karen Reply:

    Well, according to the story with the dog eating the engagement ring, the dog’s name is Luciano, which is a male name, so I assume the dog IS male and whoever put the word “bitch” in there was just trying to make a funny. Didn’t work IMO.

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  18. Lynda says:

    Re the frog story above, our 12 month old Setter found and swallowed whole a rather
    large toad. As the toad has been around a while, I was a bit upset, However a few minutes later
    after frothing at the mouth out pops the toad, blinking a bit and looking very dazed. I
    scooped him up and put him well out of reach of the dog.

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    Chet Reply:

    that’s awesome, lol

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  19. Karen says:

    We have a German Shepard/Greyhound mix that we rescued from the pound- she’s almost 1 now and LOVES to dig and chew/destroy anything in her path! We’ve boughten her toys of her own-which she plays with- but when no one is looking she’ll tear into stuffed animals, toys,socks,shoes,toilet paper(that MIGHT be the Cavalier tho), coffee grounds-you name it! I’m at my wits end with her! She’s a sweet dog but this chewing and digging is driving me bonkers! How do we control it?

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  20. Barbara White says:

    My Dachshund (Peanut) eats birdseed, grass, treelimbs, etc., but the one that cost me big-time was the hearing aid…$2,500!!!!
    Bobbie

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    Linda Reply:

    I also have a birdseed eater! First place she runs when I let her out in the back yard. I always thought that was pretty strange.

    She is also a poop eater. Yuck! Both cat and dog droppings are like candy to her. Always open to hints to stop that! She knows that doesn’t make me happy — but she just can’t stop herself — has mastered the art of looking guilty afterwards, though!

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  21. Mary O'Day says:

    Yep, cat crunchies, the couch,glasses,sheetrock,wallpaper, cat food,a chair. I think all 5 of mine must be related to all of you…lol

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  22. Julia McCormack says:

    Any guesses as to what type of dog number 8 is? Looks just like my rescue dog who is a love and loves the water. Julia

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  23. Dana says:

    So funny! Tell me, do you see extraordinarily wierd eating done by retrievers, more than other types? I have a Chessie who favors upholstered furniture stuffing. This could be dangerous I know, though she seems to just spit it out and spread it around the room after mutilating the furniture. Is this a nesting urge (she’s intact) or is it a dietary issue? A trainer suggests putting sea kelp in her food: iodine shortage?

    One of my dogs had to be saved from heart failure by the vet, who evacuated from the dog’s stomach over a pound of chocolate energy bars that had been stored on a very high shelf. This event caused me to entertain my neighbor’s warning that, “All dogs have secret wings and secret thumbs they use only when humans are not around.” Then one day I came into the kitchen to find the cat atop a six-foot high cupboard, pushing a box of Godiva truffles this way and that toward the edge; the dog was sitting below, inclining his head to give directions, and waiting for the box to fall into his gaping maw. At least it was a triumph for those of us who believe in interspecies communication!

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  24. Dee Carey says:

    My mini Doxi, eats almost aything he can get his teeth on. So far, two pairs of prescription glasses. He takes them off of my face when I am crying (lost my hubby). I can’t tell you how many pairs of reading glasses. Last night he carefully removed the buttons off of a blouse, without damaging the blouse. His all time favorite is credit cards. Now when I call the credit card company they just laugh.

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  25. Judy says:

    I remember years ago when I lived up north in Labrador and we only had a veterinarian ‘fly in’ twice a year. My young dog, Bambi, ate a light bulb leaving only the ‘screw in’ end remaining as evidence. I was in a terrible state thinking that everything inside of her would be torn to pieces. I called a veterinarian in Quebec City and very anxiously explained what had happened. He chuckled(??) and told me not to worry because the light bulb ‘glass’ was soft and that it would just digest in her stomach and there would be no damage. Needless to say, the next couple of days were very nervous for me until I was sure that nothing dangerous had been ‘passed through’.

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  26. joe says:

    and I thought my Lavland Oliver was bad when he ate Jalepinos

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  27. leonie legg says:

    hi Chet

    wow! it’s amazing what our canine friends eat?
    my pup ate a chick which fell out of it’s nest one day whilst i was out, he got violently ill a day later and had bad diarreaha? i’m always taking things out of his mouth especially stones.

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  28. Carol Nichols says:

    My dog Minnie loved the bamboo shoots that grew out of the koi pond we had. She would strip the leaves off, and being her black and white mix of ???, she looked just like a panda bear!

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  29. Debbie Johnson says:

    I have a Austrian Dingo mix that loves to eat duck poop. We live near a lake and when I walk her it is a constent struggle pulling her head off the sidewalk. I thought when we moved to Texas that it was great living near a lake as we moved here from the desert of Az. But after awhile of pulling her head up off the sidewalk, I really hate living by the lake now. We will be moving away from the lake when our lease is up for sure.I am really surprised though that all those times that I was not able to pull her head up that she didn’t get really sick from that. YUCK!!!

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  30. Maureen Mather from England says:

    Very interesting stories of people’s dogs, particularly the frogs and toads. My 5-month old Chihuahua was caught in our back garden crunching on a live snail. I managed to extract it from his mouth but the next day he found another one and some of them have quite large shells so he decided it was too big for his little mouth and quickly dropped it out.
    He is black with white on his legs and chest and his name is Tolo.

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  31. Rockstar Sid says:

    Dang, humans are the cause for this.
    .-= Rockstar Sid´s last blog ..The Nexus One Android Phone Discontinued =-.

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  32. Chet, I love your gentle training methods, because only the most gentle handling is good enough for my troupe, but I must admit to feeling a bit peeved that they are able to single out my favourite of everything to chew! Be it shoes, slippers, gifts…they have superb taste…only my best, you know!!! The scariest was when my toy pom, Li’l Swee’Pea demolished the container for my supply of calcium supplements…I didn’t know if she had ingested any, and how it would affect her…but, no harm, no foul. The cutest was when we were unpacking after we moved and all I saw was a fluffy tail sticking out of one of the boxes. I asked what she thought she was doing, and two mischievous little eyes peeped over the top of the box, as if to say, “ME?” I have five furry children, all able to communicate their needs to me very clearly…it’s me who has the problem communicating back, concerning the barking and digging, which is slow going, but improving with your training techniques, Chet, thanks.
    .-= Doc Goodheart´s last blog ..Prof =-.

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  33. Annie Williams says:

    Chet,

    WOW!!! I wouldn’t of believed what some dogs eat, if I didn’t see those pictures with my own eyes. I guess I am so blessed that my Angel, a 2 year old Miniature Schnauzer, only eats what we give her. However, when she was a young puppy along with her sister (littermate), they would chew the wood chairs and picket fence my husband was building….they never really swallowed anything…just trying to get his attention to play….Chew & Spit…Chew & Spit. Just leaving their autograph, I guess.

    I’m glad all those dogs are okay.

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  34. Jeanne Hendricks says:

    Not as funny to the owners, I am sure, as to the readers.
    My rescued ‘Hybrid’ destroyed a new sofa, loveseat,recliner. all of her rubber balls and stuffed toys, her leash, numerous blankets and towels and climbed out of a large chainlink enclosure with an 6 ft high fence (I had placed paving stone on both inner and outer edges to prevent the digging of a new swimming pool but the most expensive were dentures left in a closed container on the bathroom counter! The dentist said “Dogs just LOVE dentures”. She also loves other dogs and cats but fortunately not to eat or chew on. Thank Heaven her chewing is now limited to the occasional steak or side of ribs off the grill. Conversely her little buddy also a “Hybrid” never chews on anything but his food and the infrequent treat of a rawhide chew treat

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  35. My Newfie ate my glasses and the mouse to my new MacIntosh computer. I assume he was working on his web site and got hungry.

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  36. Sandra says:

    We had 2 staffy’s up until a few years ago when our boy sadly passed.
    Previous to that though, my husband had his shed decked out with lounge suite, tv etc.
    One morning he went out to grab something before work and forgot to latch the door properly and while i was at work the dogs broke in and got to work. We came home to find a foam pit(like around the trapolines for the gymnastics- just knee deep!) in the shed and a wood frame!
    Another night came home to find our bed distroyed- im talking pillows, doona, mattress and all apropriate covers and sheets.
    They also desroyed doors, garden latice, hoses, and numerous other things. I am just thankful that none of this has resulted in a trip to the vet.
    Gotta love em though!!!

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  37. Elaine Coleman says:

    Have any of you read Marley and Me? “Marley the Dog” was a proud member of the “Outrageous Eating Club.” Marley will make everyone smile.

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  38. isabel layton says:

    just a word of thanks i was afraid it was very unhealhty but after reading all the comments i see it must be quite normal for a dog to eat poop….i just try to keep her in sight now and watch her that that is all she is getting….thaks again for the article it cleared alot of things up

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  39. Rose Goosen says:

    I will never complain about my Yorkie’s recycling hid own poop again

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  40. alicja says:

    hi. our 6 months old Jack RUSSEL colled ELLIE is responding to your training very well. she can be very silly runs 100 miles per hour round house knocking herself and jumping up and down furniture. she has plenty toys to play with and cheew on .thanks for your advise

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    Chet Reply:

    Glad to hear it alicja, keep me posted on her progress!

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  41. Diane says:

    I have new german sheperd puppy almost 9 weeks old, great during day, never barks, laid back, but when I crate her at night, it sounds like some one is killing her and torturing her, I have never heard so much noise in my life, it can go on for a hour, last night was a little better, we tried to find a ticking old clock, can’t find anywhere, any suggestion?

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  42. Louise says:

    I loved these pictures and the stories you have all left. I have a 2 and a half year old English Bull terrier and as a pup he went through the “eat anything left on the floor” stage which meant my phone charger, the inside of a cushion (he managed to open the zip without ripping it!?!), numerous leads, several pairs of shoes/sandles, a hair brush, a baseball cap and my £200 pair of black leather boots – I was not happy but he had to pooh black leather for several days! It was a learning curve for us both but thankfully he learned not to eat my things and I learned not to leave things on the floor – now we live in perfect harmony… hmm… well almost! lol!

    Diane you mention that your pup dislikes her crate – I crated mine in the early stages as it was the most practical at the time and often he would cry at night. I tired ignoring him but usually could not and sometimes I even took him for a mid-night walk as I was worried he needed the toilet (and then I worried I was rewarding his bad behaviour) but that was not the case. I put a jumper of mine in the crate and a few toys – still no joy. During the day I would play games with him using the crate so it was a fun place to be yet still he cried. One night while trying to get him to sleep I realised the problem was he could see into the garden where foxes and hedgehogs often gathered – he was crying because he wanted to play with them – curtain over the door – problem solved! This may not be the cause of your pups anxieties but it is worth a thought. Also, as you mention a clock can be comforting to them so can a radio so it may be worth putting one on relatively low so it doesnt wake you but its a bit of company for the pup. Hope this helps!

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  43. Dave Simpson says:

    Chet,
    Thanks. I’ll send this to two friends.
    I also have one of those pie-eaters. Have to keep them high enough she can’t reach them. Loves pepper steak or steak and kidney. Too expensive,
    Doll. “CINDY!!”

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  44. lee hall says:

    Our german shepherd ate the whole sitting room, furniture, calculator, carpet, door, and finished off with a packet of rennies!!!!

    Therefore my mum purchased a muzzle for when we had to leave her alone, well on returning first time we left her for an hour, it looked like we had been burgled and the muzzle was sticking out the side of her head chewed to bits, she was standing wagging tail & looking mighty pleased with herself, it was so funny, but she was still young and stopped chewing when she turned 3yrs old, not sure if its to do with being left or if teething etc.

    we now have a 2yr old bitch and a 4mth old dog both german shepherds love my dogs and my parents for buying them for me from the police, I have great pedigree in my dogs, although I would never breed the female, but might stud the boy, thanks for all the tips xx

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  45. tap tap says:

    this is just xtreme. thanks for the tip i think i am going to a bit carull

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  46. Melissa says:

    My dog likes to catch birds. She is a Boston Terrier mix. She came in one night and threw up this big pile of pink stuff. I looked at it and thought this is not her dog food. As i was cleaning it up i noticed feathers. I then knew what it was. It was gross!!!!! Had to clean it up right before going out. What a way to start the night.

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  47. erica says:

    hillarious my basenji loves anythink plastic !!!!!

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  48. Robyn McCosh says:

    My friend’s previous dog (Ausralian cattle dog x a very large dog) used to eat house bricks and stones and lived to a ripe old age without any problems. We thought they were joking until one day, we actually saw him chewing and eating a brick!
    My 2 Border collies love chewing old rags. They use them in tug of war games. I have supplied toys for this purpose but they ignore them and go back to the rags. Luckily, it has not progressed to my washing.

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  49. Joanne says:

    Hi, I’ve got a Cocker Spaniel Female 6 months old and just bought her a new friend also Coker Spaniel Male 7 weeks old. I’m scarred that Mila would hurt him while playing, I left him today with her alone at home (Garage and outside) do you think they will be alright? Mila seems very agressive if we touch her is this jealousy? She only wants to play with the other pup, but if we want to pick Mila up(6months) she’s growling at us and we are not aloud to pick her up anymore.

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  50. kalyan says:

    I’ll forward to all my friends

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  52. Annie says:

    I’m doing research for a novel, and was wondering if anyone knows: what would happen if a german shepherd ate a whole box of cheez-its? Including part of the box. Would she throw it up, or be ok? (This is an adult, 6 year-old dog.) Thanks!

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  53. Elsje - South Africa says:

    I suspect that my 9 month staffy puppy has eaten my diamond engagement ring. Now, my question is, how long can it take to pass, as I checked her stool for about two weeks but didnt see anything come out. Could it still be stuck?

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  54. Lynn says:

    I had a golden who ate anything and everything. This was prior to crates that would keep a dog safe. His laundry list was
    ‘rubber door stop
    ‘all the balls off my rick rack on my bed spread.
    ‘my mattress pad elastic (first fifteen minutes home from the breeder)
    ‘molding off wall all 10 feet
    ‘wooden clog, tacks and all size 7
    ‘rubber ball all 12 inches (hollow inside)
    ‘tin foil (his poop came wrapped No lie)
    ’20 inches of fishing line. Imagine watching his poop follow him around the yard, I had to intervene on this one.
    ‘linoleum flooring a 14 inch round hole
    ‘carpet in front of the door.
    ‘100 year old corner to a cedar chest (this was the last straw!)

    After all this I had to find a crate, it was getting expensive. He never required any surgery he just passed it all!!!

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  55. maria says:

    funny it seems most of the dogs here re related to my babies I have a gsd that like to chew up beer cans and is joined by my daughters baby bully they also like to snack on my chihuahuas poop fresh , i mean real fresh it doesnt even hit the ground , funny cuz my GSD didnt do this until we got the bully and she started doing this (any opinions) and on occasion i think my GSD tries to eat my chihuahua ,(ive seen my chis head in my GSDs mouth) but my chi doesnt appreciate the bad breath and its on.. and of course the usual all of my brats love the trash, eat any bug that moves and love shoes. but i love them and they are no longer allowed to be in the house or not crated when no one is home.

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  56. Diane Fortier says:

    I thought I had seen it all !!!! wood , stones, chokers … But all this ?
    In credible ! I never leave stuff hanging around . I am happy it never happened to my dogs !!! Just one Louvka ate a bit of wood from a branch and pierced her saliva gland in the back of her throat. That was not too bad . * But like children you always have to keep an eye on them , specially when taking walk or visiting out of you own yard.

    Thank you for this info !!! Diane Sionna Fortier & the Pack

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  58. Melissa Mission says:

    I know I dog sit and he eats everything & anything that he can find. Paper,gum,tampons,medicine, luckily enough I grab it before he can sometimes eat all of it. I just have to make sure I’m watching him very closely and all of the trash cans are on the counter tops where he can’t get them if I leave the room. He also has a condition where hes not getting any nutrients out of his food and has a disorder where it doesn’t matter what he eats it’s not doing anything for him, so he’s constantly hungry.Hes a little better since on medication. However, most dogs will eat the craziest things. Dogs love to eat snow, and occasionally they will try to eat their own poop.

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