Dog Owner Warns Of Rope Toy Danger After Her Golden Retriever Passes Away

We don’t often think of dog toys as being dangerous and posing threats to our pets, but one dog owner is offering up a warning after a common rope toy ended her Golden Retriever’s life.

Indria Tuckler took to Facebook to tell of this hidden danger.

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She purchased several of the Real Simple toys from her local HomeGoods, and they seemed strong and durable enough for her big dogs.

But one day, she came home to the rope toys in pieces.

It turns out her dog Sam had ingested some of the rope and tried passing it causing her intestines to tear.

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Sam was rushed in for an emergency surgery, and the surgeon removed three feet of rope and 14 inches of perforated intestines.

The Golden Retriever bled into her stomach so quickly they had no time for another surgery. Sam passed away two days after swallowing the toy.

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Indria warns that this brand of toy can be purchased from HomeGoods, PetSmart, PetCo, TJ Maxx, and Marshall’s.

They can fall apart as quickly as within one day, and the ingestion of the toy can cause vomiting, diarrhea, excessive water consumption and lack of appetite in your pets.

It’s hard to confirm the rope inside of a dog as X-rays don’t work well and ultrasounds only show the rope, leaving surgery as the only option.

Every dog breed is at risk no matter their age. These types of toys have no business being sold and need to be banned. For now, all we can do is warn as many dog owners as possible.

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We’ve all seen some unique and unlikely friendships over the years, but this one here may take the cake!

One day, a starving otter appeared at an elderly man’s door wanting some food. Ever since, Seppo Laamanen, 65, and Iivari the otter have been inseparable best friends.

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10 Of The “Most Loyal” Dog Breeds On The Planet

Giving love and support to humans is something that some dogs do better than others.

While many dogs love everyone they meet and are willing to take treats or belly rubs from anyone, the pups we found are just the opposite.

These 10 dogs are some of the most loyal breeds on the planet. They are rock steady in their loyalty to their owner no matter what.

1) Akita

When the American Kennel Club (AKC) lists loyalty to describe the temperament of the Akita, you know they mean business. The beautiful double-coated working dog of Japanese ancestry is considered hardwired in protecting those she loves. They should be socialized with other dogs and people from the time they are puppies. Their silly, fun, but dignified personalities round out the loyal Akita.

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2) Boxer

This working dog is smart, full of energy, and oh so loyal to their family. They get along great with kids and have an innate instinct to protect their pack. He’s a watchdog with a heart of gold who oozes dedication to his owner.

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3) Skye Terrier

Known as the “small dog with the big ears,” this adorable breed hails from the Scottish Isle of Skye, hence the name. Whether you live in the city or the country, this small dog with a big personality is steadfast in snuggling, playtime, and remaining loyal to his owners.

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4) Beagle

This merry hound is friendly, curious and incredibly loyal. While he doesn’t mind the occasional couch potato time, this spunky pooch is energetic and merry. A fun fact about this hound: the breed standard is for 13 inches and under and another in the 13-15 inch category. No matter how you size him, these adorable dogs just want to cling to you.

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5) Shar-Pei

This wrinkly non-sporting breed is standoffish to strangers but very loyal to his owner. His ancient Chinese roots are part of the charm of the Shar-Pei. Regal, strong, and smart, if you want a BFF for life, this loose-skinned pooch may be the right choice for you.

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