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That was an expensive lesson to learn...

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Blackpuddingbertha Tue 29-Apr-14 20:36:33

Berthadog stole the children's vitamin C blister pack off the kitchen table and ate them. We think there were only four left in the packet but I made DH phone the vet for advice. Apparently vitamin C is ok, however, our tablets also contained zinc. Zinc, apparently, is not at all good for dogs. Trip to vet, injection to make her sick, a few hours being monitored and a five day course of tablets. £120 less money in the bank.

Vitamin tablets will not be left on the kitchen table again.

Blackpuddingbertha Tue 29-Apr-14 20:39:57

She's fine by the way. Currently relaxing while we figure out how to get tonight's tablet in her.

Ephedra Tue 29-Apr-14 20:43:23

I know a jack that ate 1 ibuprofen tabet, she was really really ill and cost over a grand.

Btw my collie takes a zinc supplement as directed by the vet!

Floralnomad Tue 29-Apr-14 21:21:21

I would suggest leaving her tablet in its packet on the kitchen table and let her help herself.

Owllady Tue 29-Apr-14 21:24:44

She's gorgeous

fanoftheinvisibleman Tue 29-Apr-14 21:31:34

grin at the idea of leaving it on the table.

Blackpuddingbertha Tue 29-Apr-14 21:35:04


Actually, she appeared to like the tablet now she has a taste for them. She sort of licked and sucked it for a few minutes with it popping in and out of her mouth until it finally went down. Wish it would be that easy with worming tablets.

Ilovemydogandmydoglovesme Tue 29-Apr-14 21:37:52

You did well to get away with £120 for that lots. My vet would have charged hundreds, the thieving bastards. hmm

Glad berthadog is ok!

Owllady Tue 29-Apr-14 21:49:21

Mine would have too :medivet: grin
They are good though, so I can't moan

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