Doggies and kitty litter

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Doggies and kitty litter

Post by Bamb » Fri, 16 Aug 1996 04:00:00



I was wondering what effect consuming kitty litter has on a dog?
I've barricaded the litter pan as best I can to keep my puppy and my
10-year-old shepherd out of it, but they seem to go to extra-ordinary
lengths to get to it.

Thanks.

Bambi

 
 
 

Doggies and kitty litter

Post by Stormy4 » Wed, 21 Aug 1996 04:00:00


Your dog will blow up like a balloon and in some cases be very, very sick.
 I put a kitty door into a bathroom and another one into amy atrium to
keep my dogs away.  It was worth the expense after watching the misery
that my pug was in a few years back.  By the way, the vet suggested
hairball medicine to ease the swollen up mess through Tarsea's intestines.

Stormy

 
 
 

Doggies and kitty litter

Post by kahl.. » Thu, 22 Aug 1996 04:00:00


Quote:
>I was wondering what effect consuming kitty litter has on a dog?
>I've barricaded the litter pan as best I can to keep my puppy and my
>10-year-old shepherd out of it, but they seem to go to extra-ordinary
>lengths to get to it.

=============
Basically it has two effects:
-  If they eat enough of it, they become constipated - temporary
problem.
-  It grosses out the humans, who no longer want the dog near them.

I have four cats and a golden retriever.  The Golden has made it his
life goal to eat as much cat litter as possible.  My solution was to
put the cat box in the guest room with a baby gate across the door.
The gate is about 6 inches up off the floor so that the old fat cat
can get under it.  The other cats either jump it or dash under to get
into the room.  The Golden runs over and watches intently through the
gate, sometimes laying on the floor with as much of his nose under the
gate as possible, begging for the cats to bring him some!!

My mom solved the problem in her house by putting the cat box in the
guest bathroom tub (on a *** mat).  She screwed an eye hook on the
inside edge of the door and another one on the door frame at about
five feet.  Then she took a small chain purchased at the hardware
store and hooked one end to the door and one to the door frame.   She
shortened it enough so that the dog couldn't get through the space and
removed the door knob catch so that the door wouldn't shut closed.
Great solution - she just unhooks the chain to get in and clean the
box.

And I bet you thought guest rooms were for guests!!

Sam

 
 
 

Doggies and kitty litter

Post by Terr » Sat, 24 Aug 1996 04:00:00


Quote:

> >I was wondering what effect consuming kitty litter has on a dog?
> >I've barricaded the litter pan as best I can to keep my puppy and my
> >10-year-old shepherd out of it, but they seem to go to extra-ordinary
> >lengths to get to it.
> =============
> Basically it has two effects:
> -  If they eat enough of it, they become constipated - temporary
> problem.
> -  It grosses out the humans, who no longer want the dog near them.

> I have four cats and a golden retriever.  The Golden has made it his
> life goal to eat as much cat litter as possible.  My solution was to
> put the cat box in the guest room with a baby gate across the door.
> The gate is about 6 inches up off the floor so that the old fat cat
> can get under it.  The other cats either jump it or dash under to get
> into the room.  The Golden runs over and watches intently through the
> gate, sometimes laying on the floor with as much of his nose under the
> gate as possible, begging for the cats to bring him some!!

> My mom solved the problem in her house by putting the cat box in the
> guest bathroom tub (on a *** mat).  She screwed an eye hook on the
> inside edge of the door and another one on the door frame at about
> five feet.  Then she took a small chain purchased at the hardware
> store and hooked one end to the door and one to the door frame.   She
> shortened it enough so that the dog couldn't get through the space and
> removed the door knob catch so that the door wouldn't shut closed.
> Great solution - she just unhooks the chain to get in and clean the
> box.

> And I bet you thought guest rooms were for guests!!

> Sam

I lost my 13 yr old GSD last year, he suddenly went
into shock after emergency surgery. But what
started the original chain of events was that he
ate cat litter, a very fine brand, and that caused
a blockage which later revealed another problem,
spleen cancer, which started after he passed this
stuff thru after a weekend at the emergency vet's.
  Never before having a litter box in the house, it
never occured to me that he would eat the cat's
waste as well as the litter.!
  Terri
 
 
 

Doggies and kitty litter

Post by Jay » Fri, 30 Aug 1996 04:00:00


Quote:


> > >I was wondering what effect consuming kitty litter has on a dog?
> > >I've barricaded the litter pan as best I can to keep my puppy and my
> > >10-year-old shepherd out of it, but they seem to go to extra-ordinary
> > >lengths to get to it.
> > =============
> > Basically it has two effects:
> > -  If they eat enough of it, they become constipated - temporary
> > problem.
> > -  It grosses out the humans, who no longer want the dog near them.

> > I have four cats and a golden retriever.  The Golden has made it his
> > life goal to eat as much cat litter as possible.  My solution was to
> > put the cat box in the guest room with a baby gate across the door.
> > The gate is about 6 inches up off the floor so that the old fat cat
> > can get under it.  The other cats either jump it or dash under to get
> > into the room.  The Golden runs over and watches intently through the
> > gate, sometimes laying on the floor with as much of his nose under the
> > gate as possible, begging for the cats to bring him some!!

> > My mom solved the problem in her house by putting the cat box in the
> > guest bathroom tub (on a *** mat).  She screwed an eye hook on the
> > inside edge of the door and another one on the door frame at about
> > five feet.  Then she took a small chain purchased at the hardware
> > store and hooked one end to the door and one to the door frame.   She
> > shortened it enough so that the dog couldn't get through the space and
> > removed the door knob catch so that the door wouldn't shut closed.
> > Great solution - she just unhooks the chain to get in and clean the
> > box.

> > And I bet you thought guest rooms were for guests!!

> > Sam

> I lost my 13 yr old GSD last year, he suddenly went
> into shock after emergency surgery. But what
> started the original chain of events was that he
> ate cat litter, a very fine brand, and that caused
> a blockage which later revealed another problem,
> spleen cancer, which started after he passed this
> stuff thru after a weekend at the emergency vet's.
>   Never before having a litter box in the house, it
> never occured to me that he would eat the cat's
> waste as well as the litter.!
>   Terri

Our chow just loves diving into the cat's litter box.  I asked my vet
about this and was told that the cat's feces have a high fat content,
which, as gross as it sounds, the dog perceives as "yummy".

- Jay

 
 
 

Doggies and kitty litter

Post by Stacy Fergus » Fri, 30 Aug 1996 04:00:00


Quote:

>I lost my 13 yr old GSD last year, he suddenly went
>into shock after emergency surgery. But what
>started the original chain of events was that he
>ate cat litter, a very fine brand, and that caused
>a blockage which later revealed another problem,
>spleen cancer, which started after he passed this
>stuff thru after a weekend at the emergency vet's.
>  Never before having a litter box in the house, it
>never occured to me that he would eat the cat's
>waste as well as the litter.!
>  Terri

I do always get a little concerned when one of my dogs appears
before me with "Almond Roca Nose" :)

I hadn't personally known of any dogs that have gotten blocked up
with kitty litter, although I've always suspected that an intestinal
blockage was likely. A friend's husband apparently performed the
same stunt with a large dose of Metamucil. Unfortunately, he didn't
pay attention to the part on the label that tells you to mix it into
a glass of water!

Stacy