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PostSubject: Pet Safety tips   Wed 01 Jun 2011, 10:12 am

It seems like many of us have animals, so I thought it would be helpful if we posted "things" we learn as we go through life with our pets.

My very scary lesson that I learned. (a couple of years ago in a different house)

I was really sick and in bed and I asked hubby to bring me some Advil.
Hubby brought me the bottle of Advil and a glass of water.
I took two and put the bottle in the nightstand drawer and went to sleep.

The next day I was feeling better and just went about my day.
I had put in a load of laundry and went upstairs to do dishes.
The washing machine started to make horrible noises so I went to check the uneven load.
When I went downstairs I found my dog Sam with something in his mouth.
I went over to him to see what he had, kind of surveying the bedroom as I walked towards him.
That's when I saw the nightstand drawer was open.
The Advil- I just knew it.
I ran and grabbed him and was pulling pills out of his mouth and off his paws. (liquid gels get sticky when they get wet from dog spit)

I called the vet and they told me to induce vomiting.
I needed peroxide and I didn't have any.
Sent teen to the store across the Street but they didn't sell it.
The woman at the store went into her house (connected to the store) and gave teen hers.

Now I am trying to get a dog to drink peroxide.
That wasn't happening, so we held him down and poured it into his mouth.

Toss him into the car and race to the vet.
I would have gone to the vet as soon as I saw him with the pills but vet said to get him to vomit NOW.
20 minutes later we are at the vet.

They whisk my boy away.
Everyone told me he was going to die.
My boy beat the odds but the recovery was months long and the bills were insane.

I just want to remind everyone to keep track of the pills in your home.
I wish I had.
I couldn't even say how many he ate as I had no idea how many were in the bottle.










I do this now and am a fanatic about pills in the house.



Then they go into a metal container with a metal clasp and get put in the high cupboard.
Cory will even "ask" me to get him a pill from the case as he knows I will want to count and re tape the bottle.

I hope nobody ever goes through what we did.
Just thought with Summer coming and people going into the medicine cabinet more, I'd pass this along.
I lock up my sunblock too-lol
I got over paranoid.

Also, keep peroxide and a syringe in your house.
Getting a large dog to drink peroxide sure isn't easy.
If you ever lick an Advil liquid gel-they taste sweet.
Border collies I tell ya, too freaking smart.
Sam saw me take those two pills the night before and he saw where I put them.

Please share your pet safety tips as they might just "save" one of us from actually having to experience it firsthand.




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PostSubject: Re: Pet Safety tips   Wed 01 Jun 2011, 10:14 am

I'm glad the dog survived it all.


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PostSubject: Re: Pet Safety tips   Wed 01 Jun 2011, 10:26 am

Thanks Bullet.

Sam was a sick little monster for a long time after that.



I am more careful now.
Poor Sam.
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PostSubject: Re: Pet Safety tips   Wed 01 Jun 2011, 10:47 am

Let me tell you,
I had a hell of a scare last night,lawn mower not working,neighbour comes over her and I go out to replace the switch.
Needed a ratchet and some sockets,came in the house went through the kitchen to the door between the house and garage

I DIDN"T close the door between the kitchen and garage,went out fixed the lawn mower,came back in and to my horror all over my carpet was d-con,Bullet had pushed the screen door open went into the garage and found the package.Incuced vomiting and called the vet, was a very long night last night as I kept vigil over my boy


I am so very grateful that he was and is fine and playing fetch with me this morning

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PostSubject: Re: Pet Safety tips   Wed 01 Jun 2011, 11:46 am

What is d-con? Glad my namesake is ok.

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PostSubject: Re: Pet Safety tips   Wed 01 Jun 2011, 12:11 pm

Mouse poison,I keep it in the garage and some of my sheds because I have bird seed in them and I don't want the mice in it.

I really don't think he ate any of it,just drug it out and tore up the package

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PostSubject: Re: Pet Safety tips   Sat 04 Jun 2011, 8:51 am

I'm glad Bullet is ok.

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PostSubject: Re: Pet Safety tips   Sat 04 Jun 2011, 1:36 pm

Jersey and Yorkie, I'm glad your dogs are ok. That is a scary thing to have happen. With me it's not so much my dog that gets into things, it's the cats. Anything that isn't over 80 lbs in the house or bolted to the floor, they manage to get the grungy paws on.
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PostSubject: Re: Pet Safety tips   Sun 24 Jul 2011, 11:04 am

I found this site.

http://www.shirleys-wellness-cafe.com/pestcontrol.htm#spot

I haven't read all of it as it has a lot of information but it is really interesting so far.
Just thought I'd pass it along if anyone was interested.
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