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.

Jemima said:

No, it wasn’t Fin, he was tucked up in bed.  It was a naughty black and tan.

Skully!!!

Skully

Skully

Fin

Fin

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.

Cyda

Cyda

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!

…  Anne