In October, Dexter my goat-like Doberman, had 3 feet of intestine removed thanks to a rupture caused by eating a fuzzy sock and a cooked T-bone that he managed to scarf before I could get my hands down his throat.
He got a major gut infection, and very nearly died before and after the surgery. Vets are still amazed he pulled through.
Now we've noticed that he almost always has runny poop, despite our careful feeding and addition of pumpkin to his food to try and firm things up. My sis says its likely caused by the less time the material has to firm up in its 'travels' thru his gut.
If anyone has advice on this, let me know.
My vet said absolutely NO bones, raw, huge, knuckle, whatever. So my other 2 dogs are now also bone-free. Pity. The big raw beef bones used to give me some peace as it kept them busy for awhile.
But since Dexter is such a goat, no more!
Pills down the throat: I also throw them way back and stroke the neck, but one of my trainers said to pop pill in and then blow into their nostrils for a second and they're forced to swallow. It did work for me! Crazy coincidence maybe!