Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Poor Puppy

Tucker dog had a hard week last week. On Monday he ran away and someone called animal control on him, so hewound up at the pound (we still need to get his tags). Then on Saturday he was playing out in the yard while Greg was doing yard work and ended up eating snail bait out of someone's yard. We didn't know anything was wrong until a couple hours later when he started shaking real bad and his eyes were blinking really fast and at separate times. He could barely walk (he looked like he was drunk) and his pupils were constricting and dilating. Poor Greg was almost in tears, so I told him to put Tucker in the car and get him to the vet. Luckily there is a 24hr vet clinic close by and they were able to get Tucker in. They said Tucker had been poisoned (probably by snail bait) and his body was seizing (which is why he was shaking so bad). They said they could try to clean out his system, but it may not work and is very expensive. Greg wasn't about to lose his buddy, so he had the doc go ahead with the procedure. Tucker was fed active charcoal to absorb the poison, sedated, given an IV and kept overnight to see how he'd do. He turned out to be ok and the procedure worked. He came home the next day, but was still real groggy from the drugs and mostly just laid around. Poor puppy.


Carl said...

You poor bastard Tucker. These dang dogs get me so mad sometimes, but when you see them sick and helpless it just pulls your heart strings. I'm glad he's ok. Little D is such a cute kid, I can't wait to see him this summer.