I fucked up, I feel horrendous

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Tikiboob Tue 12-May-20 21:16:15

Took my dog to the vet this afternoon, left little dog with DH, he was working from home.
Got home and she's found a bottle of metacam and chewed through it, no idea how much she managed to eat but it was full and it's now empty. About 60 seconds after I got home I was out the door with the other dog and she's had an injection to make her sick and now she's on a drip. She'll be at the vet for 48 hours minimum. I'm so worried about her.

She only weighs 4kg. I know the risk is to her kidneys and I'm so thankful that she had no symptoms at all by the time she got to the vet.

I feel like the worst person in the world.

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QuestionableMouse Tue 12-May-20 21:25:13

It happens. My dog ate a full pack of ibuprofen in the few minutes it took me to bring the last bag of shopping in from the car.

Hope she's okay.

OneNewName Tue 12-May-20 21:26:21

I hope she's OK flowers

Cheeseycheeseycheesecheese Tue 12-May-20 21:29:37

You've done nothing wrong, please please don't feel bad about it, the get into anything they can. My dog is about the same size and he had half a dairy milk bar in the time it took me to change ds nappy last year.

I hope she is OK.

SierraHotel Tue 12-May-20 21:31:34

Don't beat yourself up, these things happen. Really hope your dog is ok.

Tikiboob Tue 12-May-20 21:31:43

@QuestionableMouse was your dog okay? X

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QuestionableMouse Tue 12-May-20 21:32:49

Yeah, thank god. He puked most of the pills up on the way to the vet then had an overnight stay just to be sure.


ScarfLadysBag Tue 12-May-20 21:33:52

These things happen. I had to rush my dog to the vet recently as I left a carrot cake on the side and she devoured the whole thing, which was filled with raisins. Thankfully I realised quickly and just phoned them and said I was coming in and they made her puke it all up, but these things are pretty common so don't blame yourself. It sounds like you got her there quickly and she's in the right place. Hopefully it'll just be an expensive story to tell once she's back home thanks

nicky7654 Tue 12-May-20 21:36:12

Gosh my dog a few years ago sneaked upstairs and ate two packets of contraceptives and to finish off every Easter egg hidden under bed (at least 15) Dogs are adorable but can be little shots too lol

Tikiboob Tue 12-May-20 21:42:28

Thanks for making me feel a bit better! I feel so sad

She had a good go!

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Ifeelinclined Tue 12-May-20 21:54:09

Boy, she was determined! I hope she is better soon and home with you.

DamnYankee Tue 12-May-20 22:19:23

My BIL had a dog that would eat his girlfriend's panties. Find them in the hamper, hunt them down in her chest of drawers, pull them out of the laundry basket minutes before washing. Worn were preferred, but freshly laundered would do in a pinch.
Multiple surgeries to clear multiple blockages.
GF wasn't super neat. After the first hundred(s) of dollars, you'd think she'd have invested in a safe. AmIright?
Accidents happen! You sound like a very conscientious pet owner (unlike BIL's GF) hmm.
Best of health to your pup!

DamnYankee Tue 12-May-20 22:20:51

Gosh my dog a few years ago sneaked upstairs and ate two packets of contraceptives

I know it wasn't funny at the time, but that made me LOL! Dogs are so weird...!

Parkandride Tue 12-May-20 22:23:57

Oh you poor thing, you must be so worried. It's not your fault, they're terrors. Who eats medicine for fun!?
She's in the best place, when will you hear from them?

Ours ate every scrap of Christmas chocolate on NYE after breaking a lock, luckily he's a big chap so not quite as risky but the feeling is awful sad

Tikiboob Tue 12-May-20 23:15:47

@Parkandride yes! Our other dog has done the same 🤦‍♀️.

Honestly you couldn't even make it up! Just finished at the vet with one dog and then turn up with another! 🤦‍♀️🤦‍♀️

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Tikiboob Wed 13-May-20 00:52:11

My husband seems to think I overreacted.. I didn't did I?

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toastedcrumpetsforme Wed 13-May-20 00:55:48

You didn't overreact, quick response was totally appropriate. But don't beat yourself up either, these things happen. Our dog had an overnight stay at the vets after eating a pack of blood-pressure tablets.

mathanxiety Wed 13-May-20 00:58:52

You didn't overreact.

He probably feels he is to blame and is going on the offensive to forestall any recriminations. Not an attractive character trait...

Tell him to stop it if he tries to find fault with anything you did or said. You can add that you're just glad the dog is ok.

Maybe later when the dust settles you can bring up the topic of accusations of overreacting and how they make you feel.

Runkle Wed 13-May-20 01:02:20

Of course you didn't, hope she is better soon. How does he feel considering it happened on his watch..?

Sparklfairy Wed 13-May-20 01:05:44

Mine chewed through a bottle of Flash, god knows how much he ingested confused Then he stole the cordless phone off the cradle, took it too his bed and chewed one number. Three times. 9. 9. 9.

It became a standing joke that he felt unwell and sought his own help. He was fine.

Tikiboob Wed 13-May-20 01:28:21

@Sparklfairy oh no 🤦‍♀️. I just can't sleep tonight. I think I might watch a film, I miss her so much.

Look at her the little cute shit!

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Sparklfairy Wed 13-May-20 01:33:04

@Tikiboob Awww she's lovely. They're buggers aren't they! Yep I have a million stories about my little sod. He opened a kitchen cupboard and ate a sample of everything inside, including chocolate and christmas pudding and a bunch of stuff. Flooded the house. Forced me to break into a neighbours garden when he escaped through the hedge into there and they were out. I swear he's put me off having kids. The stress is too much! wink

mathanxiety Wed 13-May-20 02:15:30

Love your fireplace tiles smile

Hope you'll have good news. She is a cute little rascal.

Lonecatwithkitten Wed 13-May-20 08:46:15

Accidental metacam over disease is really very common - the most common version is vet carefully explains use to one adult who goes how and tosses it other adult saying give dog this with no explainition. Other adult squirts massive dollop on food dog stuffs down then adult reads instructions and realises over dose.
Please don't worry the fluids given so soon after ingestion are highly likely to protect the kidneys and your pup will almost certainly be fine.

Motorina Wed 13-May-20 08:55:14

Mine did it, except it was Propalin, and 5 minutes before I was meant to load her in the camper to go on holiday.

We left 12 hours later, after I thought the vomiting injection had had time to settle. It hadn't, and she pretty much threw up the whole way. So we arrived at the campsite in the wee small hours, in the pitch black, van covered in beagle vomit, only to find it flooded.

The holiday got better from there.

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