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Last Post by tanlover14 at 11/14/2012 6:19 AM (9 Replies)
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User is Offline LittlePuffyTail
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11/13/2012 1:19 AM

Bindi's always been a big pellet pig. He just inhales them. A few times, he's been eating pellets and acting like one got stuck in his throat. He would stop eating, get a funny look on his face, drool and I could tell he was swallowing really hard for like a minute and then be fine and go back to eating. I started sprinkling his pellets around his condo so he isn't able to eat them so fast but he still does. He gets super frantic and looks like a little vaccuum cleaner, trying to eat them as fast as he can.

Last night he gave us a horrible scare. He was eating his bedtime pellets (which is just a sprinkle) and he started doing the "pellet-stuck-in-throat" thing but it lasted much longer, he was drooling excessively and seemed to be quite distressed. Then he started having a loud rumbling sound to his breathing. He gagged, wide mouthed, 3 times and drool came out. It looked and sounded like a cat trying to hack up a hairball. I was so panicked and felt so helpless. This lasted for maybe 5 minutes (though it seemed much longer) and then he was fine and started eating hay. I wasn't sure what happened, whether it was just stuck in his windpipe or, I feared, because of the breathing sounds, aspirated a piece. Can that even happen with food?

 

So starting this morning, he's getting a plate full of pellets fluffed up with water. He actually enjoyed it, I though he would snub it for sure. 

He has a vet apt. for his ears on Wednesday so I will make sure to mention it and have her check his breathing. He probably needs his teeth done soon too, but I really don't think that's what caused this.

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User is Offline CinnabunMom
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11/13/2012 2:34 AM
Bindi! Stop scaring your mommy and all of us! *hugs to Bindi*
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User is Offline Sarita
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11/13/2012 2:35 AM
Oh no, poor you and Bindi. I know you don't think it's his teeth, but I would have her do a very thorough dental check.

User is Offline LittlePuffyTail
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11/13/2012 5:01 AM
Yes, I'm going to ask her to check his teeth for sure.
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User is Offline FrankieFlash
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11/13/2012 5:26 AM
Poor Bindi! He needs a break!
*Hugs to you* I can't imagine how scary that must've been.

User is Offline tanlover14
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11/13/2012 6:07 AM
Vibes to Bindi! Poor little guy. I can't imagine how scary that must've been either.
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User is Offline peppypoo
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11/13/2012 11:54 AM
Oh no!! Peppy is much the same way with her pellets and this has happened to her before...so frightening to watch . Sometimes I like to spread out her pellets to make her forage and slow her down too. I hope Bindi is feeling alright!
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User is Offline LittlePuffyTail
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11/14/2012 1:25 AM
Thanks, guys. We are heading to the vet this morning. ***Crossing my fingers for those ears****
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User is Offline CupcakeandDizziesMom
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11/14/2012 2:00 AM
Yikes! Hugs for you both and good luck at the vet today!!

User is Offline tanlover14
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11/14/2012 6:19 AM
Vibes for going to the vet! Let us know what is said!
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BINKYBUNNY FORUMS > DIET & CARE > Bindi was choking/gagging-extreme scary

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