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    Default Pup ate tennis ball

    I woke up and noticed two tennis balls on the floor with half of the green fluff ripped off, barely any of it was on the floor so I assume she ate it.
    After looking for the pieces I didn't find any but I did find a bit of vomit, the vomit was mainly water with a tiny bit of green fluff.
    She's acting normal and she has eaten, but I'm worried about her - a pretty large chunk of fluff has been taken out of both of the balls and I am unsure if she chewed them before swallowing or swallowed them whole.
    She's an 8 month old Kelpie, 15kg.
    She'll most likely pass this yeah?

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    Has she been to the toilet yet this morning ?

    ETA:

    A phone call to the vet would be advisable.

    She may or may not pass what she has eaten.

    Keep a very close eye on her – particularly both ends – with what goes in and what comes out ! Any change in behavior – off to the vet ASAP.

    This is why I hate tennis balls and won’t use them at all for my pups. The ball can not only harm their teeth but is easily popped and then eaten/swallowed.

    Best to find a better type of ball for your pup – and donate the tennis balls you have to the local tennis club !

    Good Luck !
    Last edited by RileyJ; 11-20-2013 at 01:52 PM.

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    Yeh she's been to the toilet this morning.
    I woke up and she was still sleeping so I fell back to sleep and woke up an hour later and that's when I noticed the balls so it must of happened within that hour.
    Thanks

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    Maggie (kelpie x bc) has eaten more than her share of tennis ball fluff. Seems everyone with a dog leaves them lying around. As said by others keep an eye on her but probably will just digest them. Mags ate another one at my sisters last weekend, found the remnants under a tree, must have been left in the garden somewhere.
    I don't have them at home and use these horribly expensive but excellent chuckit balls in the ball launcher and just for throwing around. Highly recommend them.
    Search results for: 'chuckit balls'

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    We have invested in one of these 'Megalast' Balls MEGALAST Ball by JW Pet | K9 Pro Australia
    They're not quite as expensive as the 'chuckit' range and so far worth every cent. Three weeks of constant chewing, throwing and more chewing and it still looks like new. And it floats

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    Thanks guys I'll get one of them f'sure.

    Good news, exactly 12 hours later she threw it up haha a lot of it too in one big piece.. silly puppy, I just hope that was all or at least most of it.

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    I'm really interested in both the balls you guys have recommended farrview and margoo - only thing is that I can't seem to find a guide to size on the website. Can anyone tell me how big the medium and large balls are? What size did you guys buy?

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    Quote Originally Posted by RakshaWw View Post
    Thanks guys I'll get one of them f'sure.

    Good news, exactly 12 hours later she threw it up haha a lot of it too in one big piece.. silly puppy, I just hope that was all or at least most of it.
    That is really good news ! Let's hope that was all of it !

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    I bought the medium one and it's like a large tennis ball. Just a little too big for the 'ball thrower' we have. Bummer. Do you need exact measurements?

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    I recommend the JW iSqueak balls! Misha has had one since last Christmas and it has stood up to her chewing! Hers is a small one, she is the size of a Cavalier KCS. I think the medium is the same size as a tennis ball, but JW iSqueak have a website that might give accurate sizing.

    I bought mine here: ISqueak Balls by JW Pet | K9 Pro Australia

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