Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Joe and the V-E-T

Harrooooo there,

Firstly, thank you kind furry and fur-less friends on sending Anna good healing vibes. Her wounds are healing nicely thanks to the Chief's constant care.

However, over the weekend Joe had to be taken hospitalized because he had not been eating for the last few days. Having past history of eating his toy that couldn't be digested, the V-E-T had him overnight for observation and X-ray only to confirm our worst fears. Joe had chewed another one of his toys and it's sitting in his gut for the last few days now - which explains his lack of poop and his lack of appetite.

He's had his surgery over the weekend. The foreign object (which the V-E-T) describes as something like an eraser (?!) has been taken out and Joe's still at the V-E-T for further observation. The Chief was a little worried about having too much guts taken out of Joe being this his second operation for something simliar but the V-E-T assures our anxious human that dogs have got a lot more guts to spare! :P

Knowing ol' Joe the minute he gets back to Dog Woods, he'll be dying to get out and about and resume his game of fetch-snatch with Trixie. And his lampshade collar (which he always comes back with) won't last a couple hours. At the rate Joe goes about ramming into legs and all sorts of things , nothing lasts! :P

So the Chief decides that it would be best if he stayed yet a couple more days with the V-E-T and rest.

Tuffy reporting.


  1. Oh heck, poor Joe. You gotta stay away from those toys buddy. We hope you're back at Dog Woods real soon. We're sending lots of positive vibes and aire-zen.

    Noah Willow Tess Lucy

  2. Oh Joe yer possa play with the toys not eatem. But get well soon though k?

    Bobo and Meja

  3. Oh dear, that sounds most serious. Now momma wonders about me because I have not been eating or pooping right for about a week. I hope I don't need an x-ray and surgery too.

    You take it easy and get better and stop storing non-foodables inside yourself, OK?


  4. Oh goodness... Been there, done that. Never had to cut anything out, but my boy dogs went to the vet far too often for eating non-food items. You behave yourself, Joe!

  5. Wooos! Poor Joe, we hope he feels better soon, Moms cat kept doing that to, eating things, going to the vet, silly cats, and silly Joe,paws crossed and sibe healing vibes are being sent to Joe!
    -Kira The BeaWootiful
    Pee Wees Woo- our word was "injest", BOL

  6. Poor Joe,don't eat strange stuff, buddy. Lola and Sky used to eat stones when they were puppies. It drove Mom crazy but they finally learned not to.

    Everybody watch out for the sharp edges on the lampshade hat. Mom get bruises from it and the rest of us run and hide when Samba wears one.

  7. Oh poor Joe, we are sorry to hear about his encounter with the vet.
    There are some dogs who just like to eat strange things!
    We do hope he gets better soon.
    Martha & Bailey xxx

  8. Wood has had 5 zipper surgeries in his 3 years and is missing his pancreas, spleen 3/4 of his stomach and 2/3 of his bowel and does fine - so definately dont worry

    gotta love there dummies who eat crap

    Woodrow - Sweetie - MJ

  9. Paws crossed for Joe!
    I think he needs more than a head cone!
    Take care
    Kisses and hugs

  10. Poor Joe! I wish dogs could understand what'll hurt them and what wont. I let Marge rip up a toy for the first time in a long time just recently.. I would never be able to do that if she was a stuffing-eater. Thankfully, she's not.

    Hope he feels better soon!

  11. Healing vibes going out to Joe. He needs to learn more about what is good to eat.

  12. I think I would make the same call after a few repeat occurrences. Please tell me you have pet insurance!

  13. Poor Joe, Poor Chief! We send our best wishes for good healing for Joe and for no more surgery.

    Hugs, the OP Pack

  14. Ok your Chief needs to have a good chat with Joe and let him know that toys are for playing/ chewing/ tugging and NOT eating!!
    Healing vibes for Joe..