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post #1 of 26 (permalink) Old 08-24-2011, 09:59 PM Thread Starter
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Quick action saved Zoey's life today

I am a wreck, but so thankful that Zoey appears to be okay. I was at work and Kim who helps me around the house was working today. She took the dogs out in the backyard for a potty break. A few minutes after they came back in, Kim saw Zoey chewing on something and heard a loud crack. She thought that Zoey just had a flossie, but went over to investigate and saw that she had a large nut like thing in her mouth. She got what she could out of her mouth. A minute later, Zoey started foaming at the mouth. She immediately scooped her up and took her to our vet, about 5 minutes away. Zoey starting throwing up violently in the car. Kim took pieces of the nut too and when she got there, the vet recognized it as a nut from the sago palm. The vet was very, very concerned because nut is extremely toxic, particularly to small dogs. They got some charcoal down her and started an IV. Thank God that Kim acted so quickly.

I just brought Zoey home. Her liver enzymes are elevated so she has to take Denamarin for the next two weeks to support her liver function, but I think she is going to be okay.

Zoey is looking pretty pitiful tonight. Riley brought over his favorite toy, bikini chicken girl in an effort to get her to play with him. He is worried about his buddy.

The sago palm is an extremely common plant across the southern and western states. Please beware if you have these palms in your yard.
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wow, oh my gosh!! I am SO thankful that your freind acted so quickly and that your vet was so close by!! Sweet Riley... LOVE bikini chicken girl! LOL so sweet he is taking care of his sister the best way he can!
Please keep up update on how Zoey does overnight and tomorrow!!!

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I know that terror. I'm so glad she's okay. Keeping our little ones away from danger can sometimes be daunting. You're so lucky Kim thought fast. Keeping a prayer for her that her recovery is quick and uncomplicated . . . and sending a hug your way.

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What a scare! Glad she's ok!
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How scary, glad Zoey is o.k. Think I'd be digging that palm up and donating it to someone.
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Ohh my... what a bad experience. Hope she is OK today. She is so pretty !

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Oh my gosh ....how frightening for everyone!!! Glad your baby will be ok.

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Glad she is OK !


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What a scare!!!! So happy your friend noticed and got your pup to the vet.

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How scary! I'm glad your friend reacted so quickly-that's someone you can trust with your dogs.

I hope Zoey is better today and good boy Riley!

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