Monday, November 06, 2006

Which is the guilty one?????????????

Dog number one is the older dog - Honey
Dog number 2 is the puppy - Holly
Now for the question - Which one on these two darling pups is responsible for eating an entire 9 x 13 pan of yeast rolls uncooked as they were rising?
Is it Dog number 1 with the floppy tongue or dog number 2 with the sweet innocent look on her face?
Read on for the answer to this expensive question.................
If the mug shots included a shot of their front legs, you'd be able to see the telltale shaved section from where the culpret required an IV.

My Honey - the elder golden- was a bad girl last week and ate an entire 9 x 13 pan of yeast rolls that were rising. I didn't think a whole lot of it at first, just that she was a piggy (she had just finished eating her bowl of dog food!) Shortly after this, her tummy began to grow and grow and she was obviously uncomfortable. I called the vet and they said to get her to the emergency vet ASAP. I called there and they were waiting when we got there for her. The yeast ferments at the dog's high body temperature and forms alcohol. If she didn't get immediate attention she could have died of alcohol poisoning. They gave her a shot to make her nauseaous so that she could rid herself of the bad dough rising in her belly on her own, rather than pumping her stomach. She spent the night because she was already exhibiting some of the signs of alcohol poisoning, had some IV's and alot of TLC and 24 hours and $450.00 later we were able to pick little Miss Piggy up and bring her home.
My thanks to the people at the Wisconsin Vetrinary Referral Center. They were excellent with Honey and us - her people.
Keep yeast dough away from dogs!!!!!

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