My dog self-medicated!

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  1. habee profile image95
    habeeposted 7 years ago

    My two Great Danes don't like it when I leave them, but I went out today with my youngest daughter. When I returned home, I discovered that one of the dogs took our new bottle of cough syrup from the top of the cabinet and proceeded to self-medicate. I guess he must have a little cough! lol

    The culprit is in my avatar pic. How do I know which dog was guilty? Grendel had "Robitussin breath."

    I examined the bottle, and he got very little of the medicine, so I think he'll be okay. He weighs over 160 pounds, and it was an OTC cough syrup. Anyone else had this experience?

    1. couturepopcafe profile image60
      couturepopcafeposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Sounds funny but I question how the dog got the stuff in the first place.  Obviously the animal was smart enough to know it was not good to eat.

    2. profile image61
      C.J. Wrightposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      My Jackie used to do that. ANYTHING he saw me consume, he was sure he wanted. He was a climber as well so there realy was no stoping him.

      1. Patty Inglish, MS profile image92
        Patty Inglish, MSposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        My friend's Rotweiler does the same thing; anything food, beverage,or oral medicine, she eats or drinks.

  2. mega1 profile image78
    mega1posted 7 years ago

    That is very funny!  Maybe you should take your dog to AA - or the drug addict equivalent.  "Hi, my name is Grendel, and I'm a drug addict! Woof!" I've known a couple alcoholic dogs, but that was because their alcoholic owners thought it was hysterical to feed them beer until they were staggering drunk - but then they just slept.  A waste if good beer, I thought.

    1. habee profile image95
      habeeposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Don't they serve refreshments at those meetings? If so, the big G would be all for it!

  3. RedElf profile image91
    RedElfposted 7 years ago

    habee, you have the most interesting critters of almost anyone I know - there's a hub in this somewhere!

    Grendel seems of sufficient size to probably survive the Robitussin unscathed, but you might want to consider a kiddy lock on the cabinet lest his self-medicating become a habit...

    big_smilebig_smilebig_smile

    1. habee profile image95
      habeeposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      He'd prolly chew through it! lol

  4. rmcrayne profile image96
    rmcrayneposted 7 years ago

    We've had doggie-med drama at our house.  Miss Hootie, a rescue got into my brother's vitamin/supplement pack.  Many of the Standard Process products seem to smell delicious to doggies.  Unfortunately, the pack was for a week, and also contained his prescription Adderall, a stimulant med for ADD.  Late night doggie ER visit and over $500.  Anyway, here's the innocent one...

    http://s1.hubimg.com/u/4580860_f248.jpg

    1. habee profile image95
      habeeposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Too cute, RM!

      1. rmcrayne profile image96
        rmcrayneposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Taking a break from hubbing...
        http://s1.hubimg.com/u/4591844_f248.jpg

  5. tritrain profile image84
    tritrainposted 7 years ago

    My dog has a cough sometimes. 

    ...and I have noticed my cough drops are depleted...

  6. Zsuzsy Bee profile image88
    Zsuzsy Beeposted 7 years ago

    A few years ago my daughter's purebred 'sheprotihound' (hahaha Sheppard Rotweiler and Bloodhound mix) seemed to have had a bout of arthritis which he 'self-cured' with my arthritis cream. He opened the container (chewed the lid) somehow spread it all over the floor then proceeded to roll in it... I had just made a fresh new batch for my hands so there was quite a bit. The side effect? cleared sinuses, runny eyes for hours and the sneezes... his joints were not creaky any more but nice and limber though... Dudley knew a good thing when he sniffed it because after that escapade whenever he smelled my arthritis cream on my hands he always demanded a lot of back rubs.

    Hope the big guys okay Habee. What great adventures our pets give us.

    1. habee profile image95
      habeeposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      That is hilarious! I think I just discovered a new way to apply ointment! lol

    2. Patty Inglish, MS profile image92
      Patty Inglish, MSposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Great true story!

  7. Pearldiver profile image79
    Pearldiverposted 7 years ago

    yikes

    I used to have a bitch that did that Every Time I went out! big_smile

  8. lyndre profile image78
    lyndreposted 7 years ago

    I wish I could stop self medicating.

    sad

    1. Pearldiver profile image79
      Pearldiverposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      I thought you were working today? hmm

      You should have been wrapped by now!

      Don't let the boss find you kicking around on this site mate! hmm

      Isn't Thursday's Special @ Subways the Foot Long Chicken Teriyaki today? smile

      1. lyndre profile image78
        lyndreposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        All joking aside.Working tomorrow off on an overnight flight to Africa. Won,t be home for 6 weeks.No wonder I self medicate. smile

        1. Pearldiver profile image79
          Pearldiverposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          Take Care.... Clear Skies and I hope you get to put your foot up! smile

  9. SomewayOuttaHere profile image60
    SomewayOuttaHereposted 7 years ago

    ...nah...no medicine...just a cat who liked to eat elastics and a dog who loved bird seed...i could always tell when the bird seed was eaten because of some of the sprouts in the yard....his waste was easy to find....  big_smile

 
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