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    Hi, I have 2 beautiful Whippets who are just OBSESSED with Moreton bay Figs and eat them like they are liver treats scattered on the ground!!! (There are several trees on our daily walk that drop them)

    The younger one who is 5 months doesn't seem to have an upset digestive system as a result but my older boy (15 months) I've noticed that after about poop number 3 on a walk it becomes very runny and today he had a vomit. In the vomit was his raw chicken thigh from breakky and those silly Moreton Bay Figs and stalks!!!

    Does anyone know if the "figs" are bad for dogs? Their diet (other than the figs) is raw chicken thigh, science diet biscuits, raw bones and the occasional carrot or vege to chew on.

    They are definitely the only dogs who eat them at the park and people always comment at how strange it is that they eat them so furiously or even at all!

    I can't find any info about the effects of them and wonder if I should try (it would be very tricky) to stop them eating them?


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    Totally off topic - but where are the pics of your whippets?????

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    To my knowledge Moreton Bay figs are not dangerous to a dog whatsoever. The danger usually lies in how many they eat. In small doses most dogs are usually okay, but if they get a good stash, then yeah, carpet cleaner and bucket needs to come out!

    Like anything, too mnay and they'll be sick, but it's not usually the fig at fault, it's the amount. Lol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cate0404 View Post
    Totally off topic - but where are the pics of your whippets?????
    I am having trouble uploading any bigger than that!!!

    I'll wait till my tech savvy other half gets home - yours is gorgeous!

    Thanks for the replys, I'm glad they aren't poisonous I just hope they are the cause of the runs and it's not something more serious! x x

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    Quote Originally Posted by Annaliese_t View Post
    Hi, I have 2 beautiful Whippets who are just OBSESSED with Moreton bay Figs and eat them like they are liver treats scattered on the ground!!! (There are several trees on our daily walk that drop them)

    The younger one who is 5 months doesn't seem to have an upset digestive system as a result but my older boy (15 months) I've noticed that after about poop number 3 on a walk it becomes very runny and today he had a vomit. In the vomit was his raw chicken thigh from breakky and those silly Moreton Bay Figs and stalks!!!

    Does anyone know if the "figs" are bad for dogs? Their diet (other than the figs) is raw chicken thigh, science diet biscuits, raw bones and the occasional carrot or vege to chew on.

    They are definitely the only dogs who eat them at the park and people always comment at how strange it is that they eat them so furiously or even at all!
    I can't find any info about the effects of them and wonder if I should try (it would be very tricky) to stop them eating them?

    you may find a lot more dogs would try and eat them if their owners let them maybe? It's not strange at all. Hey, tell them their dogs are strange.

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    It can happen to people too if you over indulge
    If you find yourself going through hell; Don't stay. Just keep on going.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Beau View Post
    It can happen to people too if you over indulge
    A natural laxative, Beau?

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    Yes and the effect happens fast
    If you find yourself going through hell; Don't stay. Just keep on going.
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    I reckon it is the science diet (note these are american reviews of american products but they're made under licence here to similar / same recipes).
    Dog Food Reviews - Hill's Science Diet Canine Adult Active Formula - Powered by ReviewPost

    If the first listed ingredient on the dog biscuits is corn meal or maize something - switch to some other brand.

    And jalbum.net will shrink your photos to an acceptable size for loading on the net.

    You put the ones you want to shrink in a folder, and point jalbum at it, and then get the pix you want out of the slides folder it makes. In the settings you can make the shrink size 600x600 or whatever the forum rules expect - and it will also shrink the file size to something web fast.

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    DA: you should fed them to Inca when its raining...

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