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 on: July 10, 2017, 10:33:38 AM 
Started by susie l - Last post by Freedom (Sandie)
Goodness, they do manage to get into things, don't they?!  I'm glad to learn she is ok.

As TUMS causes diarrhea for us, I wouldn't expect her to be constipated from them? 

I use the peppermint ones, half a pill, when a dog has an upset tummy and throws up yellow bile.  Settles things right down.  Half a pill is also a good remedy for car sickness in dogs.  Provided you are only making a short trip.

Hope you can catch up on sleep!

 on: July 10, 2017, 06:25:58 AM 
Started by susie l - Last post by EDDEL
Oh My! What a stressful night for you... and for Olivia.

I'm not familiar with TUMS; not sure if we have them here in Singapore.  Glad to hear it doesn't have what would've increased toxicity for Olivia.  Hope she poos soon and be right as rain again soon.

BIANCA sends Bichon hugs & kisses to Olivia.

 on: July 09, 2017, 02:25:54 PM 
Started by susie l - Last post by susie l
don't know why I decided to empty the litterbox at two in the morning, but I did....only to come back to find a bag of Tums orange flavored ultra strength Chewy delights in the middle of my bed and Olivia happily munching away.  What to do at near three in the morning?  hyper  Olivia sensing my disapproval had scampered under the bed... Surely, poison control would know, so I called them,  begging but, apparently they only deal with humans....  Do I run her to the veterinary hospital?   thinking Poison control gave me the number of the ASPCA Poison Control center....Did she take 1 Tum or 10 ultra strength.....I called and they notified me that to ask the Vet is $65 dollars... I was very concerned there might be some kind of obstruction never-mind what other organs might be affected, so no question--out came the credit card....
Questions they asked....Full name and form of the medication.  Is she in distress? (mind you she's far under the bed) How much does she weigh?  What's the maximum she could have ingested.  Wrappers too?  Was a very busy night for them and only two vets on duty so, I was on hold for quite a while.  They put my mind at ease.  Luckily the chews had only calcium carbonate and the tiniest bit of magnesium---no d3 or the vitamin K found in some supplements..... which would have increased toxicity....
Luckily Calcium carbonate is poorly absorbed.   
Something I didn't know, dogs are very attracted to Tums (cats are more discriminating in their palates). Olivia seems fine today although I think she'll be constipated....Wish she would like canned pumpkin....

I printed out some phone numbers in case any of my crew ever ingests something else (even though I'm exceedingly careful about medications and foodstuffs toxic to pets) You just never know....

Here is a link to those numbers:

 on: July 06, 2017, 12:01:09 PM 
Started by darwinsmom (Chris) - Last post by EDDEL
Hi Chris, it's lovely to be thought of.  I will send you a private message original

So happy to hear Darwin is doing quite well. 


 on: July 03, 2017, 02:49:42 PM 
Started by darwinsmom (Chris) - Last post by darwinsmom (Chris)
Thanks, Del and Pam! He is actually doing quite well, due in no small part to a talented and experienced vet surgeon. It was rotten that it happened, but at least we're on the better side of it. Smiley

Del, I was just thinking about you because I can't remember if I sent you a Christmas card or not (good to think of this in July, eh?- sorry, it's been a rough year). If I didn't, please let me know.

 on: July 03, 2017, 11:23:03 AM 
Started by darwinsmom (Chris) - Last post by EDDEL
Chris, sorry to hear read about Darwin's ruptured cruciate ligament.  Poor boy!  What a rough time you've both had.  The only comforting words I can offer (now, sorry this is so late), is that things can only get better from here on.  I hope Darwin is recovering well.  Bianca & I send well wishes and lots of Bichon hugs & kisses all the way from Singapore.

 on: June 24, 2017, 01:42:34 PM 
Started by darwinsmom (Chris) - Last post by pam
Glad to hear Darwin is making good progress.  Onward an upwards as they say.

 on: June 22, 2017, 10:58:53 AM 
Started by darwinsmom (Chris) - Last post by darwinsmom (Chris)
Thanks Kelly and Alison. He continues to do well. Stitches were removed yesterday and he's allowed to start short walks. The truth is he has already walked on it around the house, which I told the vet, and he said was fine. He thought it was actually a good sign because little dogs often have be coaxed to use it. So long as we stay this course, it looks good. Yes, I'm so glad they have only 2 knees!! 

 on: June 20, 2017, 04:05:18 PM 
Started by darwinsmom (Chris) - Last post by Alison
Good news and thank goodness they only have 2 knees!!! I hope its an easier recovery this time.Abby found her 2nd knee easier as her first was stronger than before surgery,and like you ,we had found ways to make it easier.

 on: June 20, 2017, 04:00:10 PM 
Started by southjerseycraig - Last post by Alison
I never read animal cruelty posts unless I think they are something I can influence.Thanks for the apology.I'm sure you just meant to raise awareness.I agree wrong audience here

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