This post is very different than all my other posts. I am asking for your thoughts and prayers for my Juneau, or my Juni Bug. She is my wild child, and we love her to bits. But this time, she got herself into a world of hurt. She literally ate one of her Christmas toys and the squeaker blocked her duodenum. We took her to the ER this morning at 3:30 AM. They had to perform surgery and removed part of her small intestine. She literally eats EVERYTHING. Fortunately we decided to get pet insurance for her. This morning’s surgery just cost us $4000. She is out of surgery now, resting and is on fluids, but she will have to stay at the vets all day today and through tomorrow. We should be able to visit her tonight. She is not out of the woods just yet, but her prognosis is looking good. Other than her blocked intestine and being a little dehydrated, she is healthy.
This looks so cute, and we laughed too, until she got blocked up and we had to take her to the ER. As soon as we got home, we threw away ALL of her toys.
My warning to ALL dog parents – DO NOT let them eat their toys. Please keep them safe. This was an expensive lesson we learned the hard way. Fortunately, Juneau’s prognosis is good. But it was still a BIG WAKE -UP CALL for us.