Dog swallowed a quail - will he be okay?

General Sporting Dog Discussion

Moderator: Moderator Pack

Dog swallowed a quail - will he be okay?

Postby sns2 » Sun Jan 14, 2018 8:33 pm

I just had my GWP out working on quail (Coturnix). Shot the first one when he pointed it in the launcher. Released him for the retrieve, he came back to me, but he didn't want to give it up, gave a few chomps and swallowed it. I am very nervous about it getting caught in his intestinal tract. Part of me is thinking that farm dogs do this all the time, but part of me is very worried. Should I induce vomiting? Should I feed him as normal and let him try and pass it naturally. Just real nervous. Any thoughts? Thanks in advance.
sns2
Pup
Pup
 
Posts: 10
Joined: Mon Jul 10, 2017 8:46 pm

Re: Dog swallowed a quail - will he be okay?

Postby Doc E » Sun Jan 14, 2018 8:56 pm

Health wise, he should be alright ----- But this shows that he needs Force Fetched !
.
Doc E
HR UH MHR WR SR Casey RIP my friend :(
HRCH HR UH Tucker 1450 HR Ch. points :D
HRCH HR UH Weezle 265 HR Ch. points :)
User avatar
Doc E
Champion Poster
Champion Poster
 
Posts: 2342
Joined: Tue Sep 03, 2002 9:19 am
Location: N.E. WA state

Re: Dog swallowed a quail - will he be okay?

Postby Dakotazeb » Sun Jan 14, 2018 9:48 pm

He will be fine. I once had a Springer that caught a baby rabbit and when I went to take it from her she swallowed it whole. No side effects, just some fuzzy poop! :)
Janees August Breeze - Bree
http://gundogcentral.com/view_pedigree. ... erations=5

Godfather's Dakota Elle
1X NSTRA Champion
2008-2016
http://gundogcentral.com/view_pedigree. ... erations=5
User avatar
Dakotazeb
Master Poster
Master Poster
 
Posts: 459
Joined: Fri Feb 29, 2008 11:10 pm
Location: South Dakota

Re: Dog swallowed a quail - will he be okay?

Postby orhunter » Sun Jan 14, 2018 11:45 pm

My first Griff like to swallow them so I quit shooting them.
SARCASM, one of the many free services I offer
orhunter
Champion Poster
Champion Poster
 
Posts: 7713
Joined: Wed Sep 04, 2002 12:29 am
Location: nw oregon

Re: Dog swallowed a quail - will he be okay?

Postby slistoe » Mon Jan 15, 2018 12:25 am

Your dog will have absolutely no problem with digesting the quail.
But should he decide to make it a habit..... I remember well watching a fellow extricate a Hungarian from 3/4 of the way down his dogs gullet - I think the dog polished off a Sharptail on him one time too (but not in one gulp). It was always a race between him and the dog.
Last edited by slistoe on Mon Jan 15, 2018 9:46 am, edited 1 time in total.
User avatar
slistoe
Champion Poster
Champion Poster
 
Posts: 1206
Joined: Wed Sep 11, 2002 11:35 pm

Re: Dog swallowed a quail - will he be okay?

Postby slistoe » Mon Jan 15, 2018 12:28 am

As an aside - I never found Coturnix to be of much value for dog training.
User avatar
slistoe
Champion Poster
Champion Poster
 
Posts: 1206
Joined: Wed Sep 11, 2002 11:35 pm

Re: Dog swallowed a quail - will he be okay?

Postby GONEHUNTIN' » Mon Jan 15, 2018 7:43 am

Doc E wrote:Health wise, he should be alright ----- But this shows that he needs Force Fetched !
.


+1. On several levels and soon.
I just hate seeing birds die of natural causes unless I'm that natural cause.
User avatar
GONEHUNTIN'
Champion Poster
Champion Poster
 
Posts: 1285
Joined: Thu Aug 31, 2006 9:39 pm

Re: Dog swallowed a quail - will he be okay?

Postby RowdyGSP » Mon Jan 15, 2018 5:13 pm

slistoe wrote:As an aside - I never found Coturnix to be of much value for dog training.


Agree... they only fly about 10 or 15 feet in my experience.
"You have to be smarter than the dog to train it."
"A working dog is a happy dog."
"Semper Fi" HQ/11th
"Chukar: The first time you hunt them it's for sport. After that it's revenge."
RowdyGSP
Champion Poster
Champion Poster
 
Posts: 1337
Joined: Fri Jan 11, 2013 7:27 pm
Location: Idaho

Re: Dog swallowed a quail - will he be okay?

Postby SMAbby » Mon Jan 15, 2018 7:28 pm

The quail is hating life about now! :lol:

Never ever found a bunch of quail that I wanted to work my dogs on. Poor flyers and they fit so perfectly in thir mouths. FF or not, they are tempting for the dog to tongue or roll them around.
VC Max vom Schutzenknapp VJP 75, HZP190, VGP 303 PI 4H Nose, NA 112, UT 204 Invite 196
Baja vom Wamsbach VJP 64, HZP 169, NA 112
Anka vom Loofkamp VJP 66, HZP 139,HZP 172, NA 112
Krystal Creeks Untamed Spirit ( Abby) NA 93 Prize III UT 200 Prize II
User avatar
SMAbby
Champion Poster
Champion Poster
 
Posts: 1819
Joined: Tue Dec 25, 2007 8:31 pm
Location: Iowa

Re: Dog swallowed a quail - will he be okay?

Postby Doc E » Mon Jan 15, 2018 9:03 pm

SMAbby wrote:The quail is hating life about now! :lol:

Never ever found a bunch of quail that I wanted to work my dogs on. Poor flyers and they fit so perfectly in thir mouths. FF or not, they are tempting for the dog to tongue or roll them around.


Here in N.E. WA, we only have Valley Quail.
They are excellent flyers and with our Labs, being properly FF, have never had one mouthed or swallowed.
.
Doc E
HR UH MHR WR SR Casey RIP my friend :(
HRCH HR UH Tucker 1450 HR Ch. points :D
HRCH HR UH Weezle 265 HR Ch. points :)
User avatar
Doc E
Champion Poster
Champion Poster
 
Posts: 2342
Joined: Tue Sep 03, 2002 9:19 am
Location: N.E. WA state

Re: Dog swallowed a quail - will he be okay?

Postby 3drahthaars » Mon Jan 15, 2018 9:17 pm

Doc E wrote:
SMAbby wrote:The quail is hating life about now! :lol:

Never ever found a bunch of quail that I wanted to work my dogs on. Poor flyers and they fit so perfectly in thir mouths. FF or not, they are tempting for the dog to tongue or roll them around.


Here in N.E. WA, we only have Valley Quail.
They are excellent flyers and with our Labs, being properly FF, have never had one mouthed or swallowed.
.


We generally hunt our versatile dogs before FF... in order to develop the natural abilities before the spring puppy tests they about 6mo old and are hunting while labs are beginning FF.

By the second hunting season FF is done for some, second fall puppy test is complete and all is well.

Two hunting seasons to one... it's a good trade, and some really good dogs started out swallowing a quail or a dove as pups.

3ds
User avatar
3drahthaars
Champion Poster
Champion Poster
 
Posts: 1249
Joined: Tue Jun 05, 2012 6:08 pm

Re: Dog swallowed a quail - will he be okay?

Postby slistoe » Mon Jan 15, 2018 9:28 pm

3drahthaars wrote: and some really good dogs started out swallowing a quail or a dove as pups.

3ds

I know a pro trainer that has an excellent track record with dead broke dogs that win - he won't start with a new dog till the dog will eat a bird.
User avatar
slistoe
Champion Poster
Champion Poster
 
Posts: 1206
Joined: Wed Sep 11, 2002 11:35 pm

Re: Dog swallowed a quail - will he be okay?

Postby JONOV » Tue Jan 16, 2018 10:57 am

Not really relevant to the conversation, but I once dove hunted a few spots down from a guy that brought a pit bull with him. First birds come in, he shoots one, dog runs out, swallows it and hardly chews. Does it two more times. Guy asks him, "is that dog going to bring them back?" Handler says, "yeah, he might eat one more but he's about done." Sure enough, next bird comes in and he retrieves it nice as any lab I've seen.
JONOV
Master Poster
Master Poster
 
Posts: 478
Joined: Thu Jul 28, 2016 1:14 pm

Re: Dog swallowed a quail - will he be okay?

Postby LongHammer » Tue Jan 16, 2018 4:20 pm

Years ago I took my lab puppy out into a field to look for some bird sign. Sure enough tail started wagging and he found something called him over and he had something got close and GULP swallowed what ever it was whole. Got home sometime later and heard the heaving and SPLAT a giant barely digested bullfrog laying on the floor of the living room. Last one of those he ever ate.
"The problem with quoting info from the internet is that you can never be sure it is accurate" Abraham Lincoln
LongHammer
Master Poster
Master Poster
 
Posts: 432
Joined: Thu Aug 27, 2015 7:17 am

Re: Dog swallowed a quail - will he be okay?

Postby J D Patrick » Tue Jan 16, 2018 11:31 pm

my lab (she's 12 now) sure enough ate the first wild dove we shot,,,,brought all the rest to hand since then but that first one was just too much for her,,,,,and yes she was FF before that by a pro trainer (I bout her at 18 months old),,,,,,,,

my current pup (Drahthaar),,,,now a 10 month old,,,,hasn't ate a bird but I see it in her eyes when I take them from her,,,,she just WANTS to so bad (I am amazed every day on how gamy she),,,,,but right or wrong I am saving FF till April,,,,,,,,,,,
J D Patrick
Senior Poster
Senior Poster
 
Posts: 122
Joined: Sat Sep 16, 2017 9:33 am
Location: North Carolina

Next

Return to General Discussion

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 14 guests

cron