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My best friend called me today to tell me that her Standard Poodle got ahold of her inhaler (albuterol) last night about midnight and after having bit into the cylindar, punctured it and inhaled all of the contents!

She rushed him to the emergency Vet and he almost died from a highly escalated heart rate! They put him on some meds to stabilize it, but she said she had to rush him right back today, as his heart rated spiked right up as soon as the meds wore off..

She is still really worried about him, but I told her that I didn't think the Vet would allow him to go home unless he was sure he would be ok..

I just wanted to share this, as I know several of you who have large dogs,
or dogs that will chew just about anything..

Her Vet told her that had it been a small dog this would have killed it...

-diane, Sophie and Gabriel's personal servant
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Wow, that is scary. Makes you really wanna double, and triple check to make sure your house is totally "doggie proof".

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Thanks for the warning. I'll have to put my inhaler away.


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That's terrifying. I always worry about my medications and chocolate, grapes . . . you know, all the usual suspects. I'll pray for him to get well.

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Me too, Geri!

I always freak when I'm chopping onions and accidently drop one near my little pirahnas!
Thankfully, they don't seem to go after them..but there's always a "whoops, I gobbled down the wrong thing" incident.

How does one avoid accidently droping stuff on the floor?? My cousin had to rush his Hav to an emergency Vet because his wife accidently dropped a raisen and the puppy woofed it right down..

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OK--I didn't know raisins and grapes were dangerous to dogs!!! Please tell me more! Why are they dangerous and what else do I need to watch out for??
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Oh my goodness.... I have two inhalers. I try to puppy proof my house but now I need to check even more! Thanks for posting this.

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OK--I didn't know raisins and grapes were dangerous to dogs!!! Please tell me more! Why are they dangerous and what else do I need to watch out for??
I think there is a thread here somewhere on this...I know I posted a site that shows you how to make your dog vomit ..which is a good thing in some cases
(not if they licked up something that would burn coming back up though...)

Dogs can be so quick to get into danger..it's good to be well read on first aid for dogs..

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This is the reason my trainer taught us the "leave it" command - you often can't get there as fast as your dog but you can blurt out "leave it" pretty quick. Not an easy thing to teach, but a lifesaver especially if you drop a pill.


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Lisa..

You are so right! That just reminded me of a time when my mom (who is 85) dropped one of her meds (capsule) and Sophie got it..I saw her across the room mouthing something and all the sudden had a sudden panic attack that it was one of my mom's meds. The only thing I could think of was to scream at her to drop it (which she was never taught) and she did. When I went over to pick it up, she had mushed it but not broken it open. I called my Vet and told him what had happened and he said that she should be ok and to keep an eye on her. Thankfully she was ok..though I did have a few more episodes of dropped pills.

Since , I have watched a first aid video on how to make your dog vomit and also keep hydrogen peroxide and a small syringe handy..

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