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From: Vicki Montgomery
Date: 2010-03-26 03:11:02 UTC
Subject: [ferrethealth] Urgent Warning aboutToys
To: FerretCare <>, Ferret Health List <>

This is about dogs, but it could happen to a ferret who likes to chew on cl=
oth or steal children's stuffed animals.
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Vicki Montgomery
Tricks and Treats Rescue
Greater Houston/Galveston Texas


Last night at agility class, a vet, who is a fellow agility student was tel=
ling us about a case she had this week. The dog ate a child's teddy bear an=
d was very sick. When she opened the dog up to remove what she thought was =
an intestinal obstruction she found a huge gelatin type mess inside and the=
dogs intestines were black and the tissue dead. The dog will die no surger=
y can fix him up there was no living intestine left from stomach to colon.=

This was not an obstruction. .... so she called the manufacturer of the Ted=
dy Bear on a quest to find out what the gel was and what killed the dog. Tu=
rns out the stuffing in children's toys contains ingredients for flame reta=
rdants and mite control! It is designed to become a gel. It is highly toxic=
. Now you would think a child's toy would be safe because it is for childre=
n, but they don't expect a child to eat the stuffing of the toys... huummmm=
that seems a bit scary too. But we all know dogs demolish stuffed toys.

So do not give or buy your dog any children's stuffed animals... some peopl=
e get them at goodwill etc. The vet will be posting a warning and story and=
I will send any other facts as needed and as I learn more. Maybe some chil=
dren's toys do not have this ingredient, but better to be safe than sorry. =
So meanwhile, make sure all your dog toys are for dogs. Please pass this on=
... it is a horrible death she described and one that can be avoided.
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