FUCKING DDOG has just eaten a mince pie FFS

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JesusInTheCabbageVan Mon 24-Dec-18 20:27:04

She's a terrible thief (lurcher) and we have been so, so careful with mince pies, chocolate etc. DS left a mince pie out for Santa, and I put it out of reach (I thought) for ONE MINUTE while I nipped upstairs to get changed. Left DDog sleeping on the sofa, and came down to find just crumbs.

Emergency vet says she'll have to stay in for 24 hours, even though she ate it less than 1/2 hour ago. Fucking hell. I just want her here for Christmas sadsad

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Veterinari Mon 24-Dec-18 20:29:22

Hugs - can they make her vomit straight away? If so she should be fine as she won’t Have digested the raisins

TopBitchoftheWitches Mon 24-Dec-18 20:29:50

I wouldn't have called the emergency vet for one mince pie, I have a gsd so a little bigger than your lurcher I presume?

Can you not just wait and see how your dog is overnight, surely they will just vomit up one pie if needed?

probably wrong and a bad dog owner

neversleepagain Mon 24-Dec-18 20:32:06

MIL is always feeding her dogs chocolate and they eat mince pies too. Is it really bad for dogs? When I tell her it apparently is, she says bullshit!?

XmasPostmanBos Mon 24-Dec-18 20:33:49

Apparently grapes only affect some dogs but if they do its very serious.

missbattenburg Mon 24-Dec-18 20:34:35

Raisins are different from chocolate. With chocolate you can do a cocoa content x body weight calculation to see if the amount eaten is dangerous or not.

Raisins are deadly in any amount for about 5% of dogs. The problem being, you don't know which % your dog is in until it's too late...

JesusInTheCabbageVan Mon 24-Dec-18 20:35:46

Top I believe it depends on the dog - some can put away a whole stack and be fine, others can die after just one. If we decided to gamble, I'd be awake all night sweating bullets. I'm desperately hoping they make her puke it all up so DH can bring her home.

Can't believe it. I don't care that we'll have a much (much much) more laid back Christmas now, it won't be the same without her. Only consolation is she won't miss the presents, because she sneaked into the spare room this morning and unwrapped all hers hmm Dog is a bloody ninja.

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ScarletPower Mon 24-Dec-18 20:37:06

This was us 2 days ago.

Although we got him to the vets within 30 minutes of him eating the mince pie. They gave him the sickness injection and kept him in for 2 hours.

£170 it bloody cost.

LonnyVonnyWilsonFrickett Mon 24-Dec-18 20:39:05

Tell them to give dog the sickness injection. There's no need for him to be in for 24 hours if he throws the mince pie up!

JesusInTheCabbageVan Mon 24-Dec-18 20:39:41

BTW I left it on the kitchen worktop, so she must have launched herself halfway through the hatch to get it. How did she even know it was there? It's occurred to me that she may have an exploratory sniff through the hatch every time I leave the room. I wonder how many other things she's nicked undetected.

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Micah Mon 24-Dec-18 20:41:15

Raisins/grapes cause renal failure in dogs.

The smallest amount that has caused death is 5 grapes.

It is not dose related, as pp said, one dog might be fine, another, larger dog might go into renal failure from even less. Therefore the guidelines are you treat for any amount.

If you wait to see what will happen by the time the dog becomes ill it’s kidneys will already be damaged and there is no treatment.

Dogs should have 48 hours on iv fluids after any grape/raisin ingestion.

Pigsbum1978 Mon 24-Dec-18 20:43:10

My dog did the exact same thing last year! The pies were in a box, in a plastic bag, in a handbag on a surface that he has previously never managed to nick anything from...because I was out at the time so he could have eaten them a couple of hours earlier I had to take him to the emergency vet (over the weekend of course) who kept him in for 24 hours, induced vomiting and kept him on a drip...£380 😩

Micah Mon 24-Dec-18 20:43:43

Tell them to give dog the sickness injection. There's no need for him to be in for 24 hours if he throws the mince pie up!

Yes, there is.

There is a service called animalpoisonline. They are part of veterinary poisons unit but are accessible to the public. If you are dithering over whether vets are needed, give them a ring. It’ll cost about £30 i think if you don’t need to take them, if you do take them the cost is recouped from the vet (many vets subscribe to the professional version).

JesusInTheCabbageVan Mon 24-Dec-18 20:45:15

Scarlet Ours is £140 for a 24hr stay! Amazing considering it 's Xmas day. Feel so sorry for them having to work though - bet 95% of their patients are mince pie casualties.

Lonny That's what I'm hoping. Will certainly update when DH gets back.

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XmasPostmanBos Mon 24-Dec-18 20:46:30

Bloody Dog!
Just laughing at her stealing her presents earlier.
Hope she is ok and back causing havoc with you soon.

CandyMelts Mon 24-Dec-18 20:48:10

Of all the days! Hopes she's ok OP. Nice to hear about another troublesome lurcher though, I swear one of the reasons we got one was mumsnet agreed they're the perfect dog, lazy, placid etc - ours is a bloody nightmare grin

JesusInTheCabbageVan Mon 24-Dec-18 20:50:45

Pigsbum ouch.

On the bright side, suppose I'm helping to raise awareness (in everyone except DDog). Next year I'm buying a safe for the kitchen.

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JesusInTheCabbageVan Mon 24-Dec-18 20:56:16

Xmas grin what surprised me was that she knew which ones hers were - the rest were untouched.

Candy I know! Basically she's good as gold as long as at least one of us (preferably all three) are watching her like a hawk. Sometimes not even then. When DS was having his birthday sleepover, she managed to sneak up in between the two of us and nick two huge slices of Domino's pizza. We were deliberately keeping an eye on her!

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MasonJar Mon 24-Dec-18 21:01:28

Was dog given the sickness injection?
When my dog ate a whole bag (500g) of raisins, he was at vets 45 mins later and had the injection and came home straight away.

JesusInTheCabbageVan Mon 24-Dec-18 21:13:57

Mason we had her in the car and en route to the vet within about 10 minutes of discovering the heist, so they'll be doing the injection.

I've put a plate of cheese on the table and am now ignoring it, in the hope that she'll sense it remotely and engineer her return home.

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JesusInTheCabbageVan Mon 24-Dec-18 21:16:25

DH and I are resigned to the fact that one day, she's going to make off with a real big ticket item. Probably a roast joint (bonus points if it's a big dinner party).

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JesusInTheCabbageVan Mon 24-Dec-18 21:32:46

Just heard from DH. Turns out it was £140 for the consultation. They advise keeping her in for 24hrs to be safe - we could take her home, but if she's one of the unlucky 5%, we could be coming down to a dead dog tomorrow. So it'll be £640. I really hope she enjoyed that mince pie. We haven't even had a chance to try them yet!

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TopBitchoftheWitches Mon 24-Dec-18 21:43:54

Op have they given her the sickness injection?

If so surely she can come home and you can deal with the mess?

Sorry if I have it wrong.

Celebelly Mon 24-Dec-18 21:55:34

Oh dear sad we had a grape incident a couple of years ago. Not good and involved an emergency dash to the vet! I'm now super paranoid about grapes and raisins.

At least she's in a safe place and being kept an eye on. But not what you need at Christmas (or any time!). Hopefully she's fine x

Lonecatwithkitten Mon 24-Dec-18 22:41:53

The recommendations changed approx three years ago from just inducing vomiting after several dogs who had vomiting induced in a short time scale still went into renal failure.
The advice now is induce vomiting, activated charcoal, 24 hours on in fluids then check bloods for evidence of renal failure.

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