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Had an unusual thing happen yesterday trying to get one last afternoon of hunting in. Piper and I were working an area and she sneezes a couple times. It struck me as odd but I didn't think too much about it since she's down working through the brush and grasses. 

 

A little while later moving between spots she occasionally sneezes a few more times in the pickup. Again I attribute it to the grass and brush. She didn't sneeze much the rest of the afternoon so I figured she blew out the chaff or whatever was in there. 

 

We get home and settled in and she starts sneezing again. Now I decide I better take a look. I look at the end of her nose and see what looks like a small stick about the diameter of a paper clip. 

 

I got a tweezer and it took a little coaxing for her to hold still while I grabbed the stick. Here is what I pulled out. 

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I'll be adding another item to the post run checklist. After each area we hunt I put her up on the tailgate, give her water, check her feet and ears, and remove all the cockleburrs, and check her for any cuts. A careful nose check is now on the list as well. 

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Millriver
21 minutes ago, sdspringer49 said:

Had an unusual thing happen yesterday trying to get one last afternoon of hunting in. Piper and I were working an area and she sneezes a couple times. It struck me as odd but I didn't think too much about it since she's down working through the brush and grasses. 

 

A little while later moving between spots she occasionally sneezes a few more times in the pickup. Again I attribute it to the grass and brush. She didn't sneeze much the rest of the afternoon so I figured she blew out the chaff or whatever was in there. 

 

We get home and settled in and she starts sneezing again. Now I decide I better take a look. I look at the end of her nose and see what looks like a small stick about the diameter of a paper clip. 

 

I got a tweezer and it took a little coaxing for her to hold still while I grabbed the stick. Here is what I pulled out. 

PipersStick.jpg.74a6bffa7594750084cb08f1143bc6df.jpg

 

I'll be adding another item to the post run checklist. After each area we hunt I put her up on the tailgate, give her water, check her feet and ears, and remove all the cockleburrs, and check her for any cuts. A careful nose check is now on the list as well. 

And don't forget the eyes. I rinse my dogs' eyes with eye wash if they've been running in grass, weeds, goldenrod, etc.

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sdspringer49
8 minutes ago, Millriver said:

And don't forget the eyes. I rinse my dogs' eyes with eye wash if they've been running in grass, weeds, goldenrod, etc.

 

Good point. I'll have to get some eye rinse. 

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Millriver

It's cheap enough. I usually get mine from Walmart. Dogs don't like it, they seem to know what's coming when I pull the little plastic eye cup out!

 

And btw, that stick looks awful, you were lucky it came out so easily.

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TimJ

Glad you got that out.

 

Early this past season Deuce ran by me sneezing time after time. I quickly stopped him to check it out. He had a stick poking out his nose about an inch. When I pulled it out it was about the same length as that one only about three times the diameter. Sure glad it didn't go in any further. 

 

Tim

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PartridgeCartridge

Ollie is a hard running pointer and sometimes he runs and chafes his pecker and it bleeds. ...not much but enough to know that I'm glad I'm not dragging mine through the cover.

 

I flush his eyes too.

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gunsrus

My Zack had a similar experience . Arrived at one of my covers and put him down , he runs and pees while I get the collars ready , he returns sneezing . It was obvious something wasn't right . Put him up and took one of the other dogs out . He continued to sneeze but most subsided and I figured some awn that would just go away . Next day some pink blood coming from his nose . Right to the Vet but nothing could be found . Vet suggested Angell Memorial Hospital in Boston where they had scope to examine up inside the nose . Rushed in there and they sedated and found a 2 1/2'' stick waaayyy up there . $1400 later he was fine . I kept the stick . Love my dogs !!!!!

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dogrunner

Wow that is long surprised it is not bent up. 

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SLR

I had the same experience. The dog was real touchy about the foreign object in her nose, so off to the vet. It took a little sedation and some intranasal lidocaine to pull out the object. It was a 4.3 inch stubble of golden rod. It seems brush hogging the field leaves behind some hazardous stems. The end was bent a little, or she probably would have had a frontal lobotomy. 

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Cooter Brown

Wow--that is long--damned lucky you were able to get it all out!

 

My Traveller dog went into a sneezing fit back at the cabin in the UP.

 

I inspected with a flashlight and was able to extract this stick with my Leatherman:

 

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dogrunner

Wow you also got a quarter?

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Cooter Brown
54 minutes ago, dogrunner said:

Wow you also got a quarter?

I'm an amateur magician!

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boutdoors4

What do you guys use for an eye rinse?

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TimJ
54 minutes ago, boutdoors4 said:

What do you guys use for an eye rinse?

I just use the contact saline solution thats about $3 a bottle at walmart. It can be used to clean out small cuts and scrapes too. Good stuff that is dirt cheap to have in a dog first aid kit.

 

Tim 

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