We were catching up on a bit of shut-eye and never heard the phone ring. When we got up 2 hours later we found a text message from Jemima, who had been web-cam watching, saying:
Think someone is eating something they shouldn’t on the webcam… Looks like little capsules, red and blue.
Sure enough when we looked on the floor there were bits of chewed-up cardboard and a few capsules with teeth marks in them! That’ll be Fin, I announced confidently.
No, it wasn’t Fin, he was tucked up in bed. It was a naughty black and tan.
We rang and spoke to the vet. We agreed that any or all the dogs could have participated in the pill party, but a few anti-biotics were unlikely to be life-threatening.
Worst case scenario could be a bit of diarrhoea – but we can deal with that.
Also if they had eaten a lot of tablets it could affect their kidneys.
We decided on a treatment for all the dogs.
Charcoal to absorb any undigested tablets, and lots to drink, – water with a dash of milk to make it tasty.
I also have a herbal kidney enhancer so I put a dose in the drink. “It wouldn’t hurt” said our vet.
So we’ve covered all the bases and are not expecting any problems.
More than likely they got a taste of the capsules and thought “Yuk” and went back to eating the packet!
How did they get them? They were on a shelf out of reach – so we thought.
Next time they go in a drawer!