Friday, April 28, 2017

Thongs, couches and light bulbs: Crazy things dogs will eat

Lulu once ate (or tried to eat) a burrito full of ants.

I was walking her in my old apartment complex. Now normally, I try to keep a weather eye out to make sure Lulu doesn't get anything she's not supposed to. But I missed this burrito. She grabbed it before I had the chance. And then she dropped it, scrunched up her nose and pawed at her mouth as a million ants poured out of the wrap.

Lulu has eaten some crazy things in her time.

I wish I could say that ended her habit of grabbing things off the sidewalk.

Now, we've all heard of dogs eating crazy things. Lulu and Jasmine have never really strayed from food, and cat poop -- including cat poop left by outdoor cats. SO GROSS!

I remember a story about a beagle in the Tampa area that ate money. 

This dog apparently ate stone -- 109 stones, to be precise! Vets have the Xrays to prove it! 

Sometimes dogs eat strange things because of a mineral deficiency, or pica. But some experts think dogs mouth objects out of curiosity. It may be a behavioral issue too. Here's some more info on that from VetStreet.

I asked our friends on Facebook and Twitter what the weird items their dogs ate were. And here are some of the responses.

Here's Piper:

Then there's Jello! Intestinal issues from eating Mom's unmentionables is no joke!

Snoopy is not the first, that's for sure. Still gross though!

Tommy is from Argentina!
Here's Lily Doodle.

Here's a few of our Facebook friends. You can see the whole post on the Life With Beagle Facebook Page.
"This is Daisy the beagle! She decided to open our pantry and eat and entire bag of popcorn flavoured rice cakes... She started to eat the second bag but was too full and ready for a nap. This is her guilty face!" πŸ˜‚ -- Maddie Marie

"M & D can't decide which is the worst... Dad's size 14 Italian leather shoe, the time I climbed on the island to eat 6 BONE IN buffalo chicken wings, or the time I opened the stove to climb up onto the counter & eat a dozen & 1/2 chocolate chip cookies..." πŸ‘€πŸ˜πŸ˜‘ #Beagles -- Mis Marie and Eddie

"Lily once chewed a hole in the flat surface of a wall, the size of a half dollar." -- Judy Allen Hetrick

"I once ate nine pieces of fudge with toothpicks in each one telling the toothpick came out whole!" -- Bailey, from Julie Radcliff

"Well, he was about 9 months old. I came home from work to find a bog decorative light bulb broken all over the living room floor with screw part of the light bulb and the inside of the light bulb in his mouth which was closed shut with what a call jaws of steel. The vet said to give him rice with his dinner to help any glass he may have swallowed go down easier. He was fine. A box of tea bags also disappeared." -- Jill Gmit and Jensen.

"Murphy ate a whole bag of dark chocolate Hershey kisses, wrappers and all, stolen off of the kitchen table. That's one vet emergency I never want to experience again!" -- Teresa Petersen

"Sophie has taken to ripping up our carpeting and eating it when her separation anxiety kicks in. This is her pouting after we put bed sheets down so she couldn't get to the carpet as easily." -- Adrian Garneau

NOW IT'S YOUR TURN: What's the craziest thing your dog has ever eaten? Tell us in the comments below.


  1. My dog enjoys hand lotion straight from the bottle. 😡

  2. I had a beagle named Casey. He ate my wife's gold earrings. He ate one of her bras out of the dryer. He had emergency surgery for that. the vet had to remove part of his intestines and part of his stomach. The underwire got caught.


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