Pet Niche – Writing Prompt

Pepperz Angelettie

Pepperz Angelettie

Today my beloved 13 year old dog ate a bit of mice poison like it was fried chicken! I was petrified and of course called the vet who told me what to do.

FYI: Pour hydrogen peroxide down her throat to induce vomiting. Worked like a charm! Anyway – this had me thinking of a good writing prompt for those serving the pet owners of the world. Pet safety.

Consider how much pets are loved and treasured…You should cat or dog proof your home just as you would for a child. List 10 things that pet owners could do to “pet proof” their homes to make them safe for their beloved furry friends.

If you need ideas for pet proofing – just visit the usual sites: aspca, cesar milan, petfinder, north shore animal league — which should have quite a bit of information on them.

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  1. says

    The first time this happened to me, I frantically called the vet. He calmly asked, “How much does the dog weigh?” and “How much did she eat?” Then he said, again calmly, “Don’t worry about it; she’ll be fine.” The second time I had my friend’s dog as a house guest. She ate some mouse poison and I didn’t see how much she ate. I rather calmly called the vet, expecting the same reaction as before. To my surprise, he said to take her immediately to the hospital. We jumped in the car and ran down to U. of PA Vet Hospital which is very close to my house. They fed her activated charcoal – turned the little white dog’s face black until I could bathe her – and kept her in ‘intensive care’ which was just a plexiglass box through which they could observe her. I asked why the extreme treatment in the second instance and they told me the formula of the mouse poison had changed and been made much more lethal. So be careful with your dogs.

  2. says

    The first time this happened to me, I frantically called the vet. He calmly asked, “How much does the dog weigh?” and “How much did she eat?” Then he said, again calmly, “Don’t worry about it; she’ll be fine.” The second time I had my friend’s dog as a house guest. She ate some mouse poison and I didn’t see how much she ate. I rather calmly called the vet, expecting the same reaction as before. To my surprise, he said to take her immediately to the hospital. We jumped in the car and ran down to U. of PA Vet Hospital which is very close to my house. They fed her activated charcoal – turned the little white dog’s face black until I could bathe her – and kept her in ‘intensive care’ which was just a plexiglass box through which they could observe her. I asked why the extreme treatment in the second instance and they told me the formula of the mouse poison had changed and been made much more lethal. So be careful with your dogs.

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