DEADLY dog toy Warning! PLEASE read details.
I lost my beloved Brandi today, April 6, 2009…. AND the seven (7) puppies she was due to have on April 16th, because of this “toy”. If you have one for your dog, THROW IT AWAY ASAP!! It killed my beloved Brandi and her 7 babies! You can see what a beautiful girl she was at www.asocd.com/danesbrandi.html The ropes tear apart as the dog “flosses” it’s teeth and the dogs apparently can/will swallow the pieces of which some can pass and others will NOT…. collecting over time in the dog’s stomach as a huge mass! The mass of rope to the far right is what the vet took out of my poor Brandi’s stomach! With Brandi being so close to having babies I thought the lack of appitite and two times she threw up on Sunday, 4-5-09, was due to the pregnancy as she did that with her last one. By noon Monday, 4-6-09, she was gone! The vet took several x-rays as soon as we got her to the clinic Monday morning and nothing was showing up! He was at a loss and said we needed to “explore” and see what was causing her symptoms, however, my poor Brandi died right after being put under. The vet said it was a no win situation, she’d die if he didn’t do the surgery and she could die from being put under because she was so weak. When he performed the autopsy he found the rope mass in her stomach. He said there was no way for me to know she’d swallowed all of that over time. It cause a horrible infection in her stomach and it was just too late by the time she showed any symptoms. Had she not been pregnant maybe it could have been detected sooner. It was hard for me to make this video right after bringing Brandi home to lay to rest BUT, if I save ONE dog’s life by doing so, then it was worth the pain and she did not die in vain! The manufacturers of these toys KNOW they are killing dogs because I’ve been doing some research since and many have in their ads to “not allow the dog to swallow any pieces.” Duhhh. Their whole advertisment is “the rope tear apart and as it does, this “flosses your dogs teeth.” What hypocritical #*&@% for continueing to make this KILLER toy all for the sake of a buck!!