Monday, June 8, 2009

I'm Horrible..

If there's a hell for doggie owners, I'm going there for sure. Let's examine the evidence..

Exhibit A: In the first 6 weeks of having Big Dog, we came home to find an empty bottle of Tylenol PM on the floor and destroyed. Crap! Call Animal Poison Control and they tell us to induce vomiting. As she begins throwing up, I realize the bottle she ate was the empty one, the full one was put away already. Oops. My bad.

Exhibit B: Within the first month of moving into our new house, Big Dog got into the closet that housed the medicine bin. She tasted like 5 different medicines and the whole time I was on the phone with Animal Poison Control, they couldn't understand how I didn't know what she ate. Um.. hello? She was left alone for 8 hours and could have eaten the whole thing for all I know. Crud. I'm horrible. Again, induce vomiting.

Exhibit C: She consumed cold medicine and Benadryl. I follow the standard operating procedure, call the vet, they tell me to call Animal Poison Control. There, they say.. you guessed it, induce vomiting.

It wouldn't be quite so bad, except when she threw up I found things in there I had no idea she had eaten. You know, things like grass, plastic, a sock. Yes, she threw up grass, plastic, a sock, and the pills. I'm a really spectacular dog owner.

Anyone want me to puppy sit?


Anonymous said...

LOL...this is horrible, yet a bit funny. That's clearly Lab behavior. My dog once ate and entire small bag of dog food as a puppy. His stomach was huge...they will eat anything.

You did the right thing. Better safe than sorry!
Take care.

Sarah said...

My family used to be lab owners, lab sitters, and lab trainers - so this is definitely lab-typical behavior.

I have a suggestion, although probably one you don't want to hear - it sounds like he needs more exercise. Labs are a powerful breed, a hunting dog, and they need lots of exercise - or else they get bored and start getting into things they know they shouldn't get into.

Good luck!!

Socially Conscious Darling said...

Exhibit A had me dying laughing!

Lil' Woman said...

Lol..Sounds like your pup is quite the pill popper.. : )
Mia is the same way, she will eat anything.

And if your a bad dog mommy well than I should DDS (dept. of doggy services, i dunno if thats real or not)called on and mia's first trip to petco when she was a itty bitty puppy, I put her in the cart and turn my head for a second and she falls out....tsk tsk me.