Friday, February 11, 2011

One For the Dogs

Just in case you're unsure, I am a dog lover. I am a horse, goat and cat lover too. In fact, you could probably substitute just about any animal in those sentences and it would be true. But it is in the interest of dogs everywhere I write THIS particular post. The catalyst was a link that came to my in box which couldn't be ignored. For those of us with pets, we know that at times human medications are prescribed and this addition by the drug companies to drugs can't be ignored. For everyone who has had a dog injured or lame and been advised to give half a baby aspirin, or an over the counter tab of benadryl for a bee sting, this might be a life saver for your dog. Before any pet approved emergency OTC drugs ( and prescription ones too!), come home with me it will be checked and double checked with the pharmacists and the vet.
Here is the article. Read and remember to ask that important question about Xylitol possibly being used as a sweetener in medications.

And since this post is short, sweet, off the cuff and has no parting shot, I'll leave you with this wonderful link sent to me by a good friend. Some of the footage you might have seen, but most of it was new to me and I just loved it. Dogs are Amazing!

8 comments:

  1. Wow - I was completely unaware of this, and have an elderly corgi with a number of pain issues. Thanks for some extremely valuable information!

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  2. Thanks for this...didn't know. But what a fabulous video! Dogs are TRULY amazing. Thanks for being a complete animal lover.

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  3. thank you for that info - I will definitely check before I give my pooch any OTC drug in the future. It's been years since I've given baby aspirin but have used benedryl quite often when pooches feel the need to bite at bees and get stung in the head.

    Love the utube, Bailey just yawned as he snuggled up behind me with his squeaky - he said he could do that stuff if he wanted. :-)

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  4. Wow, I wasn't aware of this either. Thanks for the important info!

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  5. This is really scary. I shared it on Facebook, and hope everyone does the same. I'm also sending it to a few people I know who do have dogs. Thanks so much for the information.

    Loved the second link, too!

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  6. Glad you all have filed that important stuff for future use! And yes, dogs are truly amazing! :) Just ask them, they'll tell you.

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  7. Excellent information Theresa. This is definitely a case where knowledge is power rather than ignorance is bliss.

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