Lastnight my wife Joan called me from downstairs. She said to come down the stairs quietly so as not to disturb Luna. When I reached the bottom of the stairs Luna was laying on the floor next to Joan making wheezing sounds. We got her up and she was walking around still making wheezing sounds. she looked like she needed to get something up but couldn't. I let her out back and she heard something in the back and was barking but we could tell that something was wrong by the sound of her bark.
While Joan was calling around for an emergency vet I took Luna down the street thinking that walking might induce her to bring up whatever seemed to be obstructing her breathing. She was able to walk okay but I could tell she was trying to expel something. A neighbor came out with her dog and Luna got all excited and was pulling and tugging and thats when it came up. I could not believe it was 6 to 8" of rawhide that I literally had to yank out of her mouth. Of course Luna didn't want to leave it behind.
I brought the rawhide back to the house and Joan immediately knew what it was. About 4 hours earlier she had given Luna a Flossie. Luna has had these before but this time the one she had was bigger than the ones she usually has; and for whatever reason she consumed the entire thing in one sitting. Usually she will chew on it then leave it and come back to it over the course of a couple of days, shredding the thing to pieces.
Luna is fine now but you never know. I guess you just have to monitor them when they have these things. Just be aware, a lesson learned.
John (Luna's Dad)
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4 hours ago