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Nice soft basket muzzle properly fitted for walks :) Stops garbage disposal ! 

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juice   

I do have a basket muzzle , might try it. 

I don’t give rawhide or anything like that as she swallows stuff whole , she does have dogchocs which she gets one for going to her crate when she comes in . 

She walks like a beagle with her nose to the ground and so I have to walk looking at the floor too , berries on driveways is another favorite grab! 

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Hamlet wore a basket muzzle for months after his foreign body scare ... it just became automatic ..no walk until "helmet" was put on :) (and a treat pushed thru ) 

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35 minutes ago, juice said:

People will run away even faster now ! 

I didn't have that problem out bush ..but yes , I guess ! maybe paint it pink or purple ? :) ..and the  muzzle   :P 

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1 hour ago, juice said:

People will run away even faster now ! 

LOL I thought of that. Bull terriers are usually the biggest softies out with people, but the look of any bull breed frightens some, and yes, seeing a bully with a muzzle will make them jump to conclusions. You can't help that, maybe you will be better off if people cross the road when walking their annoying little fluffies that want to prove themselves to bigger dogs!

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(Sorry, off topic but you reminded me.)

Took Scrappi & Monty to the Hydrobaths at the pet shop, and when we were leaving the shop, a lady saw Scrappi (corgi x terrier) and goes “Awww so cute!” Then sees Mo, and instantly goes “whoa no big dog, it’s gonna kill me!” 

WTF? He was being extra love-buggy and sweet too! He’s a 21kg staffy, hardly big! :confused: :laugh:

 

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i already get people cross the road as soon as they see us, its funny, especially if i need to cross too, then they have to cross again!

Last time i took her o the petshop for a bath there were 2 big oodles in the cubicle next to us, one just flew at her through the glass, owner just gave me a disgusted look as if it was our fault, cheeky cow! Luckily the girls in the store love her and come and fuss over her.

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Juice, as an idea to think over.... I run a boarding kennel so get loads of different dogs and have seen many things over the years. Had a few occasions where I have had bully breeds who have come in and seen them really get a bit lacklustre and unsteady - each time it has turned out that dog had a blockage... one had part of a ball stuck and had to have an op to remove.  The other two had eaten something different... one had eaten a rabbit just prior to coming and about 4 days after I took to the vet as we thought she was off colour and we kept watching and saw she was straining to poo... Vet gave her stuff to help her pass the rabbit.... The final one had been given chicken carcass... the bone and compacted in her gut and caused inflammation in the gut.

 

In the past I had a GSD pup who ended up with telescope bowel and some of the bowel removed. Over the years we found he could not process bone... he tended to grind it down and then it would compact in his bowel... We learnt the signs and as soon as I realised he had compacted I would give him a big does of oil and water in his dinner or even squirted down his throat with a horse injection... I'm always keeping an eye on the dogs poo.... also their habits...

 

Might be worth thinking about. 

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I just wanted to share my experience as it sounds similar- my female dobe is a high level garbage guts and she was vomiting bile up for a few weeks but seemed well and happy otherwise so I didn't think too much of it. Then one night she started vomiting lots and also having heaps of bloody and runny poos.

 

So of we rush to vets in the middle of the night, they put her on fluids, sedated her, did an xray on her tummy and found a big old knob of bone stuck in there. Turns out she had found an old bit of beef marrow bone somewhere and because it was summer, the bone was essentially cooked in the sun, therefore making it un-digestable for her.

 

She eventually threw up the bone, just when she was about to have surgery to remove it. It was very smooth on the edges like it had been rolling around in her stomach for a while! Also she was chronically car sick for the first two years of her life but after that incident she never threw up in the car again! 

 

 

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