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Daisy ate an Ibuprofen!

Well, we just came home from the vet about an hour ago. Daisy and I were in the kitchen and I was keeping an eye on her. I turned my back for a minute and saw her in the living room playing with a bright orange pill as she came out from behind the couch. I knew right away it was an ibuprofen/Motrin! I freaked out and started running towards her instead of staying calm and telling her "off!" Which is usually my command for leave it or drop it. She ran underneath our ottoman and when I managed to flip it over to get her and opened her mouth, it was too late.
I looked for hydrogen peroxide in our home to induce vomiting and couldn't find any! So we called the vet asap, and took her there to have them induce vomiting instead. Luckily, my vet is only 15 minutes away. They induced vomiting but nothing came up resembling the pill except for a tiny orange speck that may or may not have been part of it. The vet who was on duty gave us an option to give her activated charcoal and send her home with some Pepcid to take for the next few days. My husband and I (thank goodness he was at home with me) decided not to take a chance and have it administered. Right now she seems to be acting normal except she's quite thirsty probably from some of the fluids she lost and the charcoal put together.
I'm a little disturbed that it didn't come out when she vomited. I'm assuming she may have chewed it up or that vomiting isn't 100% going to guarantee that it will come up. My husband and I searched every inch of the living room floor to try and find the pill but it was nowhere to be found.
I was so nervous and I wish I had just stayed calm when I saw her with it so none of this would've happened. I feel bad restricting her from the rest of the house but I think I will be keeping her in her ex-pen when there's a chance she could be unsupervised for even one second just to be safe. Sigh!

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Get Well Soon, Daisy. Don't scare your momma like this any more!



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Get Well Soon, Daisy. Don't scare your momma like this any more!
I know! My heart can't take it!

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Poor Daisy hope she feels better soon. I once caught Nena with an Advil and luckily all she ate before I was able to take it away from her was the outside orange coating. They are so curious and quick.

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They find the tiniest things and of course eat it. So scary. Hope Daisy is fine. I'm sure she is you acted immediately.







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Oh goodness! Yes, she even managed to find a little button that have fallen off my blouse once while I was folding laundry. I caught that one right away before she swallowed it and kinda thanked her because now I can sew it back on! Haha!
Apparently, they are quite drawn to the sugary coating that they put on ibuprofen.

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I understand completely! When Kodi was an adolescent pup, we found him playing with the plastic wrapper from cold medicine pills he'd pilfered from a visitor's handbag. We didn't KNOW he'd gotten the pills, but we we didn't KNOW that he hadn't We were lucky that we had fresh hydrogen peroxide on hand, and it worked, but we never saw signs of the pills either. They do find ways of getting in the WROST trouble!!!

That's why Kodi is STILL (at 6 years old) gated in my office when we're out of the house, so I know he's safe. Pixel (5 months) is always gated into an area close to us, where we can supervise her. If we can't, she's in her crate or her ex-pen.


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I turned my back for a minute and saw her in the living room playing with a bright orange pill as she came out from behind the couch. I knew right away it was an ibuprofen/Motrin!
This is something we live in constant fear of! We both take several prescription pills a day and what with some arthritis, occasionally, a pill may get dropped on the floor........sometimes unnoticed!

How much Hydrogen Peroxide should be forced down?

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I know that must have been so scary for you... Not too long ago Truffles ate some salad with raisins that I accidentally spilled. I had her upside down trying to pry her mouth open. I was so upset my husband had to drive us to the vet. I thought we were going to have to make another trip to the 24 hour vet two days ago. My husband was eating almonds. I looked down and there was Truffles munching on a almond. After a little research I found almonds only cause gastric upset. Scout never gets into anything, but Truffles is just the opposite. I have to watch her like a hawk.

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So scary! Glad everything turned out ok! Poor baby

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