Guests - If You want access to member only forums on HSO. You will gain access only when you sign-in or Sign-Up on HotSpotOutdoors.

It's easy - LOOK UPPER right menu.

Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0
nofishfisherman

Dog eating Maple seed pods

6 posts in this topic

So my neighbor has a maple tree in their backyard that is currently shedding those annoying helicopter seed pods. Normally its juts annoying but this year I have a dog who seems to enjoy eating them.

He's a Vizsla and a little over 13 weeks old. Basically at that age he wants to eat or atleast taste everything.

Last night and this morning I noticed he [PoorWordUsage] a much larger amount then normal which could be partially attributed to me increasing his food portions but it seemed a little more then just that. Also it was a little runny when coming out.

Also he's been sneezing up a storm the last couple days.

I'm not sure if his eating the seed pods as anything to do with either thing. I try to keep him from eating things off the ground as much as possible but with millions of those pods in my backyard right now its a lossing battle. Would these seed pods hurt him at all or maybe just give him a little upset stomach?

I'm taking him to the vet tomorrow for some more vaccinations so I'll ask them as well but I thought I would post the question here to see what you all might think.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Also he's been sneezing up a storm the last couple days.

Sorry, I have no idea about the seed pods. We have a ton of them, too. I can't imagine they'll do much harm, though.

My dog's been sneezing up a storm lately, too.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I'm thinking the sneezing is more of an allergy thing.

My thoughts, too, but he's been hacking a bit, too, so we're making a vet visit tonight frown

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

my little guy was hacking a little the other day as well but that has seemed to go away. The sneezing seems to have taken its place.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

my 10 month old brings in these darn pods from a bottle tree we have. he will sit and crunch on them and same thing start sneezing. I give him a benedryl to help with his allergies. Not sure what to say about the maple pods the ones i have a fairly large in size like golf ball. One lesson we learned was he does not go out without supervision until he is a bit older. good luck

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!


Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.


Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0



  • Posts

    • Watch your City Ordinances.  Some city's require a back-flow preventor, and it can be VERY expensive. I have both the battery backup, and the water driven sump pumps in my pit--all at different elevations, and feel very confident. When the water comes up, and the power goes out, the battery backup starts working.  After that the water driven sump pump will kick in.  The water driven pump will keep pumping until the power is restored and the main pump returns everything to normal. There is always water pressure in a power outage (from the tower).  Cities keep the tower full for fire protection
    • So proud of my 93 year old dad.  It's getting tougher and tougher just getting him out there, but he still knows what to do once there.    
    • I still gotta tag Moose! I'm going for a Tom only!!   (Personal thing) is ,,, I want to do it with my bow
    • Shaggy parasols are coming up in the shade garden again. Yum.  
    • VTX129 has a great point on nothing smaller than 9". I have a HB 998Ci HD unit. The bottom features that I can pick up are incredible- however I sometimes have a problem picking fish up on it. I have tried to keep my SI width narrower to help ID fish. Overall fantastic tool. The hard to soft transitions are easy to see as are rocks and so forth. On the HB units the larger screened ones come with the High Def transducer.  The smaller units come with a compact transducer. You can find some great prices on models that are being phased out - but they also will quit repairing those units sooner as well. Trade off's. Check out Universal Mania and some others online for pricing. Bass Boat central has a lot of info under Humminbird and Lawrance topics.   Good luck   Steve
    • CM I agree...and Chicago seems to find those diamonds in the rough...not sure how their AHL team is or if they have more of these "sleepers" coming up from somewhere but I bet they are right back in the finals within a 2-3 years with or without Q.   Another article that came in last night on Fletch/Wild http://nhl.nbcsports.com/2017/04/25/wild-exit-early-fletcher-stays-positive-a-familiar-refrain-in-minnesota/  You might have to Cut/Paste
    • Same have to give them a try once they come out.
    • Can't wait to test that Sprinker. 
    • lots coming thru for a couple days now.  had fun whistling with a couple yesturday. 
    • I wasn't able to catch it live and when I tried finding it after the fact it wouldn't play on my laptop for some reason. I do admire Bowman for being visibly ticked about their early exit, but I think that may get pushed a little too far. You tick off Q and he might just walk out the door. Bowman just fired one of his buddies and Q isn't too happy about it. We will see how that plays out. I think the Hawks are in a tougher position cap-wise than the Wild and have been for a few years. The difference is they had been getting no-name guys to emerge and contribute. They could be on a very slippery slope in Chi-town. We will see how that plays out.
  • Our Sponsors