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Training Treats Alert
This is from a member of our IAABC forum. ....
Hi guys, (permission to cross post)
i think all of you are aware that two weeks ago a Boston Terrier nearly died
in one of my manners group classes. this was an INDOOR class with AC and
the class was about half through so 30 min into training. the BT seemed
fine when suddenly he collapsed, threw up, pooped and seized. he was in
cardiac arrest. it happened VERY fast.
at the time we did now what happened but he had to be intubated and then
started to get his color back. getting the tube in, so he could breathe,
was very difficult because his soft palate-- the top part of the back of
his mouth--- was abnormally long (did not get the memo that the design was
pushed in nose). luck would have it this class was at a vets so that is what
saved his life. my teachers assistant ran back and screamed for the
vets. initially the vets thought that the soft palate was to blame but i
just found out that they think he ASPIRATED a treat!!!
i know we already tell every one to bring SMALL MOIST treats but please
let's all make an effort to emphasize this. had this class not been at a
vet hospital the dog would have been dead. there was NOTHING anyone could
have done other than get a tube in him there is no doggie ambulance...
SO, please spread the word. thanks!
Angelica Steinker, M.Ed., CDBC, PDBC, CAP2, NADOI endorsed
Dave and Molly
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Last edited by davetgabby; 06-03-2011 at 09:19 PM.