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 Post subject: Gromit scared hubby today
PostPosted: Wed Jan 13, 2016 7:03 pm 
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Today Gromit ate a roach trap that she found. Not knowing how poisonous they were, my husband called me at work to tell me he was going to take her to the vet right away. He was pretty scared. I called animal poison control, while he called the manufacturer's hotline. Both confirmed that there was not enough poison in the trap to hurt the dog. But there was definitely enough to give both of us a few more gray hairs!
She has an amazing nose, and that trap must have a really sweet smell to it. Just goes to show you can't ever stop being vigilant in watching what your dogs get into. I'm just so thankful she's ok.

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That would have scared the living daylights out of me, too. I hope it didn't make Gromit ill. It's amazing what these furbabies can get themselves into.

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 Post subject: Re: Gromit scared hubby today
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It didn't make her the least bit ill. Thank goodness!

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My first dog Quigley (b/t Cocker) ate ant traps once . . . scared the ever-living life out of me, but he didn't even get gas from them. These Cockers - they keep us on our toes!

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Glad she is alright!

Cici once kept trying to eat a bee - a live one on our deck. Kept flying close by and she kept snapping at it and aiming and got it once, but I ran out an distracted her. I can't imagine if she got it in her mouth and it stung her...

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 Post subject: Re: Gromit scared hubby today
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Cici wrote:
Glad she is alright!

Cici once kept trying to eat a bee - a live one on our deck. Kept flying close by and she kept snapping at it and aiming and got it once, but I ran out an distracted her. I can't imagine if she got it in her mouth and it stung her...


That's what happened to my previous dog, but she was allergic to bee stings, and I had to rush her down to the the vet, gave her shots, and then I had to stay for a few hours as they monitored her. I had to give here allergy pills, and stuff for her eyes, they were swollen shut for 4 or 5 days. and she was only 6 months old.

When she was a few years old I was vacuuming a closet in the lower level, finished that and continued vacuuming. The dog came walking out of the closet eating something, I thought, what can she be eating, there is no food in there, and I just vacuumed. My sixth sense kicked in and I pried open her mouth, a few years previous I had put mouse poison in the back of the closet, yep you guessed it, she got into it and ate it. At that point I thought I was the worst pet parent in the world. The vet said that,that was probably one of the most common things that dogs got into. Somehow she lived to 15 years. But yes, you have to stay vigilant, they are basically like having a permanent toddler around. Glad Gommit is ok.


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