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While we were at the burial today, Bella decided to have a party without us.

She managed to open the door to one of the cupboards and pulled out the baking supplies.

She ripped open a bag of coconut and flung it around like confetti. She pulled all sorts of stuff out fo the cupboard and worst of all, got a canister of cocoa and ate it all. It was all over her face when I got home.

I truly can't swing the emergency vet.

She barfed HUGE shortly after we got home. She's also had one episode of the runs. I think she has "gotten rid" of most of it.

Now she is sleeping beside the bed. I wish I knew doggie first aid. Poor baby. :(
 

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When our puppy was young she ate a bag of chocolate chips. She vomited and got the runs too. The vet told us to give her some burnt toast (black). It worked and she got better quickly.

Hope this helps.
 

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That's a great tip Bev! Thanks!

I hope Bella gets better soon Daisy! :hugz:
 

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Oh, poor Bella. I hope she feels better soon.
 

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After a sleepless (and very yucky) night, Bella is in fine fettle this morning. She is chasing cats with great abandon, ignoring commands cheerfully and running like a fool in the backyard. Meanwhile, I'm sluggishly trying to keep up.

She really made herself very sick. I truly cannot figure out how she got this cupboard open. I keep baking supplies in my buffet and she managed to actually get ahold of a handle and pull the darn thing open somehow. Unbeleivable the determination of this dog!

I'm so glad she's okay - now I have to disinfect the house where the chocolate was not so pleasant the second time around. :puck:
 

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Psst, crate.

Glad she is ok. Next thing she gets into she might not be. Please heed this! Hugs.
 
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KRB - yes - this was eye-opening. She's never been crated before, which concerns me for the adjustment. However this si not just for the mess - it's for her safety. We already planned to get the crate out of the attic and set up today.
 

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We left Charlie in the house for half an hour yesterday un-crated. In that amount of time he, chewed a slipper, took a bunch of bananas to the couch and bit in to one, took a bag of apples to the other couch, a head of lettuce, grabbed a cantaloupe off the counter, a blue tooth ear bud and some plastic lures (no hooks).

We had one dog that ate an entire 9X13 carrot cake!

They get used to the crate quickly!
 

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Russ - we refer to this as "The Path of Destruction." As in "What did the Path of Destruction include today?"

She'll deal with it as long as she has something to chew on. This pup certainly loves to chew. It scares me to my senses how sick she got last night!
 

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Daisy, it sounds like your Bella is one smart cookie opening the cupboards and all. Perhaps those baby latches would help keep her out of the cupboards?

I'm so glad she's well this morning and obviously enjoying being part of your family. I hope you feel better too :hugz: Maybe a strong cup of coffee, or 2, maybe 3?
 
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Polly: Or maybe a POT of coffee!
 

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Oh you poor girl! :hugz:
 

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Glad she's okay. Normally the amount of chocolate a dog gets in stuff like brownies isn't enough to do any damage, but the powdered stuff probably has a lot more in it. I don't know what percentage of chocolate is in the powder. Obviously more than something mixed with other ingredients. Scary stuff.

I managed to poison one of our dogs last weekend while we were camping. She gets one small pill and a large tablet in the morning, and so do I. Our meds were in similar containers, I didn't have my glasses, and you can guess what happened. Some friends we were camping with called their vet in Chicago, since that vet has Saturday hours and ours doesn't, although I could have gotten hold of them if I had to. I mention all this because I learned a good tip: Hydrogen peroxide makes dogs puke. We rushed to the grocery store in town and picked up a bottle, plus one of those injector syringes like you'd use to inject turkeys with. The injector syringe, minus the needle of course, worked great to get the peroxide down her throat. The vet had told us to give her a tablespoon of the peroxide (our dog weighs forty pounds, and luckily I knew that offhand). Wait ten minutes, and give a second dose if she didn't puke. Wait ten more minutes, then if she still hadn't puked, find an emergency vet ASAP. Luckily, she puked up the meds within about a minute of getting the first dose.

We were lucky, and we know it. We could have lost our girl. You can believe, this mistake will never happen again.

Google for pet first aid kits and get yourself a list of items to keep on hand for your pets. Pets can use some human meds like Pepto Bismol and aspirin, but, and this is a HUGE but, make sure you check with your vet before giving them ANY meds and find out the proper dosages BEFORE you need them. When you're in crisis mode is not when you should be trying to figure those kinds of things out. Note the dosages prominently on any containers you keep for pet use, so there are no mix-ups. You can also Google for pet first aid and print out some info.
 

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Wow my dog just sleeps when we are gone. She has never gotten into a thing no matter how long we leave her. Makes me grateful she is such a sweetie.
 

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Ann;
This is my 4th dog. This is the only one that has gotten into things so bad that we need to crate him. I'm hoping this will pass and he will be able to be trusted at some point. I think right now he punishes us for leaving him. If my dh is sleeping and I go out he doesn't get into things.

Russ;
I was cracking up reading your post. When you can actually visualize it; makes it even funnier. I know not funny to you.
Have you had to crate other dogs and are your others still crated?

To anyone who crates or has crated a dog; how do you get them to like being in the crate when you don't have the time (days) to wait until they like it. Right now he hates it and some days I need to go out to get something done. I'm not talking 8 hours a day.

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Child proof latches for cabinets she shouldn't get into (including cleaning supplies). You never know what they will get into/ingest.
 

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We left Charlie in the house for half an hour yesterday un-crated. In that amount of time he, chewed a slipper, took a bunch of bananas to the couch and bit in to one, took a bag of apples to the other couch, a head of lettuce, grabbed a cantaloupe off the counter, a blue tooth ear bud and some plastic lures (no hooks).

We had one dog that ate an entire 9X13 carrot cake!

They get used to the crate quickly!

Hmm....is Charlie seems to sound a lot like my dad :whistle:
 

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We had one dog that ate an entire 9X13 carrot cake!
LOL

Our dog ate a bunch of muffins of the stove while they were cooling.

The children had grabbed one and I guess she figured it was self serve so she grab one and then another.

Oh did I mention they were BRAN muffins.

She doesn't think the stove is self serve anymore. But when the children line up to dish up a plate for dinner. She gets in line also. It is so cute.

Call "dinner time" and the children and our dog line up single file.
 
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Love these dog stories keep them coming. You know those flip top garbage cans; the narrow ones that fit in small places? Well, when my sons were teens they would supersize their meal to get larger pop and throw the extra food in the garbage can; Welllll my endless pit golden retriever stuck her head in the garbage can to eat and the lid got stuck around her neck and when I found her she wasn't even trying to get the lid off anymore. Pets can be soooo funny.
 

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Assembling the #%*@ crate right now.

I really hate assembling things. This is the only reason I can think of to get remarried.
 
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