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?
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.
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...
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.
...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....