Papa got a Rawhide treat for his birthday, now his stomach is upset…

Papa has had an upset stomach since his birthday, Feb. 16th. Photo: Victoria Barros

UPDATE: 2-21-21:

Victoria Barros
Just to let you know my little boy papa is doing better thank you for everything 💗
Prayers for Pets
I’m so happy to see this Victoria! Did you ever take him to the vet or did he ride it out at home?
Victoria Barros
home but i’m trying to get him to drink more water but he did eat chicken and rice but he still have diarrhea still and i been giving him some Pumking
Prayers for Pets
I’m happy for you that he came through it. Please don’t give him those treats again. I recommend that people don’t give Rawhide at all in any form. It’s much better to get them real raw bones from the butcher at your grocery store. For small dogs the knuckles are usually the best bones. Pig ears are also a good replacement for Rawhide. Check ingredients when you buy products. The least number of ingredients is the best. Raw knuckle Bones have nothing in them but knuckle bones. Don’t get them with flavoring, dogs usually love the taste of them by themselves. 💗🙏 Caren

Pig ears are a good choice for dog treats. Look for a brand that contains only pig ears with no other ingredients.

Victoria Barros
only thing is me and my husband don’t like to give are dogs anything hard because papa broke is jaw when he was younger so we give soft treats
was the best soft treats for small dogs sometimes papa have trouble chewing that’s why we give soft treats rawhide treats we threw them away we won’t give those treats to him every again
Prayers for Pets
Okay I’m glad you’re not going to give him any more of those. Try pig ears. We used to get big bags of them at Costco years ago. We haven’t had a dog for a long time so I don’t know if they still carry them. Most places have them though just get the ones that are not flavored. They have a very strong flavor as it is.
Victoria Barros
are they soft treats
Prayers for Pets
[They] are literally the dried ears of pigs. They are soft enough to give to puppies. Just get a small bag and see how he does
Prayers for Pets
I’m not recommending this brand per se, but this is an example

PRAY FOR: Papa, 9 yo. Possible Rawhide obstruction. Lord Jesus you know how damaging these treats can be. I ask that You would enable Papa’s body to pass the Rawhide today by natural means. Please assist Papa’s body to do the work it needs to do to eliminate this blockage. Restore his gut to normal function. In the Name of Elyashib. God Restores. Amen. <3 Caren

2-18-21: Victoria Barros hello I hope you remember me I need prayer for my boy papa he has upset stomach a lots of times all he wants to do is sleep my boy papa

Prayers for Pets
I’m sorry to hear that papa is sick, Victoria. I always remember you. How long has this been going on?
Victoria Barros
will it happen on his birthday
feb16 he is now
9 years old
Prayers for Pets
Do you think he ate something that upset his stomach?
Victoria Barros
Rawhide
Prayers for Pets
Oh dear Rawhide is not good for dogs. It can cause all kinds of problems I think I have an article I wrote about it a while back I’ll see what I can find.

Victoria Barros
ok

Prayers for Pets
This is some advice I put together about safe treats. The safest of all is to get fresh or frozen knuckle or joint bones that are not cooked or flavored. Rawhide is dangerous because once in the dog’s stomach it can absorb fluids and possibly block the intestines. Did he eat a whole Rawhide chew?
Prayers for Pets
https://prayersforpets1.org/fda-issues-warning-15-dogs-die-bone-treats/

Victoria Barros
yes he did
he ate a whole one b4
Prayers for Pets
What are his symptoms? [Has] he vomited is he having diarrhea?
Victoria Barros
a little
Prayers for Pets
Has he been drinking a lot of water?
Victoria Barros
no
Prayers for Pets
That’s probably good you don’t want the thing to soak a lot of water up. It probably would be best to run him to the Vet. If he has an intestinal blockage you don’t want that to last overnight he could be gone by the morning if it’s really bad.
You could see if he’ll eat a little bit of plain pumpkin. You said he had diarrhea are his stools Tarry? Small and black?
Victoria Barros
no
like a brown
i gave him pumpkin already

Prayers for Pets
Ok that’s good, if they’re black that means that he’s got internal bleeding so that’s good. I’m glad you gave him pumpkin did he eat it?
Victoria Barros
yes he did
Prayers for Pets
Victoria Barros
how often am I supposed to give him pumpkin
Prayers for Pets
Well maybe it’s just a partial obstruction. Did he chew the Rawhide up into little pieces or do you think he ate the whole thing at once?
As often as he’ll take it.
Victoria Barros
Wow he did not [chewed] in pieces it broke down until like very soft and he was eating it like that all of it
he did not chew in pieces he ate it hole after it got soft

Prayers for Pets
That’s not too good. But that he’s eating and has had food pass through him is a good sign. Has he vomited many times in a row?
Victoria Barros
a few times
2 or 3 times
yesterday morning
today he has not at all
Prayers for Pets
I think you would be more at ease if you could get him into the Vet today is that possible?
Victoria Barros
our car is in the shop
and we can’t afford it

The “treat” Papa ate. Photo: Victoria Barros

Prayers for Pets
You could lose him over this Victoria you need to know that. Are you willing to have that happen?
Victoria Barros
he’s barking
and running around is that normal
Prayers for Pets
So he has some energy?
That’s good maybe it will pass through him, but maybe it won’t. I certainly can’t tell from this distance. It would be good to have him examined. Do you have any friends who could take you?
Victoria Barros
i’ll call someone

Prayers for Pets
This article may be helpful: https://kelownavet.ca/pet-health/foreign-body-ingestion-and-intestinal-obstruction/

I will be back and forth online. I will watch to see what you decide to do. I should be able to post him in the morning. My prayers are with you and Papa and Mama my friend. 💗🙏Caren
Victoria Barros
mama had the samething but she did threw up 4 times but she doing much better is only papa not feeling well

papa will most likely eat 1 of these
Prayers for Pets
Ok. Please throw away any Rawhide you have and don’t ever give it to them again! It’s like giving them a tiny dry sponge that when it goes into their gut it inflates and takes up their whole stomach.
Victoria Barros
ok
papa will eat a treat
Prayers for Pets
Especially as they get older their systems are not as agile
Victoria Barros
The treats we have for them are soft would you recommend me give them papa maybe one

This article shows safe options for dog treats

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