Join Date: May 2012
Location: Seattle, WA
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This is one of my great fears. I work with the older adult population, and bring my dog to work. One day after a client had left I happened to notice a pill on the floor near the chair where she had been sitting. It was some kind of large gelcap, and I guessed, but wasn't sure, that it was fish oil, so presumably not toxic, but it was a big wakeup call. It's one thing to have to be aware of any medications in the house, but that's easier because I know what's there and I'm very careful when I'm taking anything. At work I never know what people are bringing in, or how safely it's contained, so now I visually scan my office floor regularly to make sure nothing is lurking. I've gotten a little OCD about it, but many of my clients take heart meds, diabetes meds, antidepressants, pain meds, all kinds of things, and I know it could be disaster if Benjamin got ahold of any of it. It makes me shudder to think about it. I've also got the poison control and emergency vet numbers stored in my phone, but I seriously never want to get to the point of having to use them for this purpose!
Eileen and Benjamin