Sunday, 4 December 2022

Chocolate


 An hour, almost two,  after a walk, Roger started to get restless and odd.
He had found something to chew on in a discarded carrier bag  at the lane border and even though I hadn’t witnessed it, I’d seen such symptoms before. 
18 years ago my first Welsh had eaten chocolate and was incredibly poorly, 
The poor lad vomited and opened his bowels all over Bluebell’s back seat
I’m glad he did

A day at the vets, is not what either of us wanted but hours and hours  later , after activated charcoal treatment, various blood tests and close observation he was allowed home looking stressed and tired and upset and I drove him home looking stressed and tired and upset ……but very relieved too.


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  1. What a huge relief. My friend’s very large dog once ate an entire box of chocolates he found under the Christmas tree. She raced to the vet in a panic. The dog was fine. The vet asked what kind of chocolate it was and when she told him, he said that kind was nothing to worry about; it was made with mostly wax. Roger obviously found the good stuff.

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    1. Christmas chocolate and white chocolate is safer …

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  2. Poor Roger! Glad he's okay now.

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  3. Barbara Anne5:58 pm

    Close call! So glad Roger is better and none the worse from ingesting that chocolate, but oh, Bluebell's back seat! Sorry for the mess after another long shift.

    Hugs!

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  4. Damselfly6:02 pm

    Wishing you & Roger a quiet, calm, peaceful & restorative evening.

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    1. He’s on my knee under the duvet, I’m playing music on my iPad …..I’m having a gin

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  5. Ahhhh, our 4 footed partners will make bad choices and we are left to clean up the carnage.....when we are lucky. Be well Roger.

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    1. He’s broken my heart a little today, funny how you can love them so quickly

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    2. Anonymous11:47 pm

      They bring their love with them, John. Elaine in Toronto.

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  6. You were both lucky that you were able to act so quicky xx

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    1. Yes, I recognised the signs immediately

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  7. Oh, poor Roger and poor you having to clean up. But better that than Roger being seriously ill. It's a good job you recognised the symptoms and got him to the vets. Hopefully he'll remember, and avoid chocolate in future.🫰 xx

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    1. I’m not bothered about the vomit and shit

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  8. Bloody dogs. One of our dogs ate some chocolate the other day, a kindersurprise egg, but fortunately not enough to cause problems.

    I'm glad he's ok. Poor guy.

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    1. It’s all about the type of chocolate

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  9. I am glad that you are both ok.

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    1. Thank you…I nearly had a crash at a roundabout sorting things

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  10. Poor baby. And you too. Our cat ate a la4gecslice of choc cake. Vet said he might have diarrhoea. Guess who spent night outside? Glad hes on the mend

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    1. Albert would never touch anything but gravy on meat
      Oh and baby rabbit

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  11. Poor Roger, our choccie girl ate a giant Toblerone last Christmas. Fortunately, she survived to empty the fruit bowl, another day

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    1. I know it had to be a Sunday didn’t it ….double the cost!,, I’m so annoyed so one could throw away stuff that could injure an animal …..the vet was worried it may be poison

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  12. Traveller6:49 pm

    Shit! Hope he is okay

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  13. Poor lad, hope he is back to normal soon. Discarded carrier bag eh, humm not good, when are people going to stop just dumping rubbish with no reguard, oh makes me mad. Love to the young man, and no more chocs Master Roger, Tess x

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    1. He’s stil panting and a little over active and that’s frightening him ….so I’m off to bed early with him next to me

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  14. I guess some dogs really do react strongly to chocolate. Not all, though. One of my friends had a black lab who ate an entire batch of chocolate chip cookies off a counter. The friend freaked and called her very good vet friend and asked what she should do. The vet said, "Give her a glass of milk to go with the cookies?" And I myself had two small dogs who got into a bag of dark chocolate covered espresso beans. They did not come close to dying but they did LITERALLY bounce off walls until the wee hours of the morning.
    You were right to take Roger in. Poor guy and poor you.

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    1. Pure breeds often have acute reactions , I learned that years ago when Finlay was poorly

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  15. Tough clean up , poor Bluebell. You need one of those quilted waterproof/ washable backseat covers! My pug reached up on the kitchen counter and got down [like Roger and your phone] the entire bag of choc cookies.Ate the bag too, best I could tell...24 hour vet said there's not enough choc in the cookies to harm Mo. The joys of teenage puppyhood!

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    1. No lizzy, I was happier when he vomited , he more or less purged himself ..Ito been such a long day

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  16. Oh shit, literally. Glad Rogers ok. Love to you both x

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    1. Thank u dearheart…he’s panting a bit and is very clingy

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  17. Off to:bed now with Roger and the others , he’s very clingy and is resting under my chin

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  18. Anonymous10:31 pm

    Terrifying for both of you; thank goodness you knew what to do and acted so quickly and decisively.

    ceci

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  19. Poor Roger, he certainly has a knack for finding trouble. I'm glad he is okay now. Looks like you had a busy day at the Vet.

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  20. John, so glad I didn't get to read this earlier in the day - as usual. It's dinner time here in Maine and I've been re-organizing my living rm. for Santa!!! I'm glad I got here late today because I'm sooooo glad Roger is okay. Whew! I didn't have to go out of my mind waiting to hear. Selfish that way. Sure you and yours will have a loving and cuddly good night. Hugs to all! Continue to take care.

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  21. A bad scare for Roger and a long day for you. Glad he will be all right. xx

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  22. I am glad it wasn't a case of "Roger - Over and Out!"

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  23. A couple of weeks ago, one of my Labs ate most of my leather hand-bag - So, I know pretty much what you're going through. A trip to the emergency vet never comes cheap - At least not for me - But I'm grateful "Ree" is okay, and I hope your boy AND YOU will continue to be too. ....Our dogs are keeping our wallets empty, but our hearts full.

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  24. I had a little mutt type dog who ate a one pound chocolate Easter bunny from the one of children's baskets. This was Easter Sunday back in the day before emergency vet clinics. Before the internet. We spent the day beside ourselves waiting for him to sicken and die. He did neither. What an awful day though.

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  25. Is there any way you could train him not to eat anything without permission ? I've seen dogs that are very obedient with this food training.

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  26. I'm sorry you both endured that and I hope you both feel better today.

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  27. Poor pooch. It hurts to see this.

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  28. Anonymous3:25 am

    My cat ate lillies one Easter, to the Emergency vets, labs, induced emesis, IV fluids overnight to flush kidneys. She became Emma Lily. Stressful as all heck. Glad busy Roger boy is OK, hope you have recovered. Jen

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  29. Never a dull moment in your house, John. Poor Roger and poor you. It's hard on the head and even harder on the heart. I'm glad everything is improving now. Let us know how you manage to get the back seat cleaned?

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  30. Poor Roger... so glad he is on the mend now. It's so worrying when they do that to us. I had a doberman cross who on her and our first Christmas ate all of the chocolates off of our Christmas tree demolishing the tree in her efforts. This was before the emergency vet days and before I knew chocolates were bad for dogs. She did however poop silver paper for days but fortunately had not lasting ill effects... and after tasting a Christmas chocolate the following year I understand why... they have virtually no chocolate in them and taste bloody disgusting. However, she never did it again.

    Jo in Auckland

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  31. How horrible and frightening for both of you! Am so glad he is over the worst and home with you now. You must just want to keep him close and reassure him.

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  32. I have always suspected that my previous two dogs were poisoned by a nasty neighbour. She had openly threatened to kill them, and was nasty enough to do so.

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    1. I found rat poison in my garden - and my lily was seriously ill - 3 weeks of touch and go followed - I now have cctv cameras everywhere x

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    2. My sweet little Yorkie didn't make it. Someone left poison in my yard. Glad yours did.

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    3. Thankyou Jean Ellen - I am so very very sorry about your beautiful little Yorkie dog - still close and safe in your heart xx

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  33. What a scare! We can only hope that the poor chap has learnt his 'lesson', though I somehow doubt it.

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  34. Wishing both of you a swift recovery

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  35. Traveller9:42 am

    Hoping he is doing better this am.

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  36. Hope you and Roger are doing ok today x

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  37. Hope you both got some rest after that frightening event, good thing you'd seen it before. I would hope Roger learns not to eat out again, but he's a dog.

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  38. I'm glad Roger is feeling better. I know you are better now too just knowing he's going to be ok.

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