Dog Ate Blanket Stuffing

If you know for certain that your dog has eaten a large amount of polyester stuffing, then call the vet immediately. Don’t induce vomiting, unless told to do so by your vet. … If your canine companion has an intestinal blockage then he’ll probably need surgery.

What If Your Dog Swallows Blanket Stuffing?

If your fur baby has swallowed only a very small amount or piece of stuffing, chances are he will be OK. You’ll need to monitor your canine companion for a few days. Watch to see if the stuffing comes out in his poop, or if your dog develops any unusual symptoms.

On the other hand, if your dog has swallowed a large amount of blanket stuffing, then this could be a serious problem. The problem is that a large amount of any type of stuffing can become a choking hazard, or it can lead to an intestinal blockage. Both are serious conditions.

If your dog is choking, first see if you can safely remove the stuffing from his mouth or the back of his throat. If not, then call the vet immediately. This is a medical emergency.

Plus what to do when you hear that telltale “riiiiiip” sound ‍♀️

Dog Ate Blanket Stuffing

Your dog is playing around with her favorite plush toy when all of a sudden you hear, “Riiiiiiiiiiip.”

Next thing you know, she’s throwing the stuffing around like that’s the toy. But what happens if she accidentally swallows some in all the excitement of tearing the toy apart?

The Dodo spoke with Dr. Clarissa B. Lyon, a veterinarian at Larklain Mobile Veterinary Services in Pennsylvania, to find out when you should actually panic.

Why do dogs like to take the stuffing out of toys?

Dogs love squeaky toys because it channels their natural hunting instincts. Once upon a time, dogs hunted and killed their prey. … This was obviously satisfying for the dog. Shaking and ripping apart a stuffed animal gives your dog a similar satisfaction.


What happens if my dog ate pillow stuffing?

If the stuffing does clog up your dog’s digestive system, the result can be fatal. It only takes a couple of days for the damage to be so severe that your dog might be unable to recover. If you suspect that your dog has eaten stuffing, the best thing to do is visit your vet immediately.

Will my dog poop out stuffing?

Stuffing can act as a gastrointestinal foreign body that results in obstruction of the bowels. If vomiting is persistent, this is a strong indication that there may be either a partial or complete obstruction preventing food and water from moving forward in the GI tract.

What to do if your dog eats part of a blanket?

Most of the time, small amounts of stuffing will pass through the dog that eats it. Any stuffing that doesn’t break down as it moves through a dog’s stomach and intestines will be passed into the dog’s stool within a couple of days of being eaten.