Death by Chocolate

I had a bit of a scare today. Fletcher managed to eat two boxes of chocolates (about 400g) whilst I was out at the post office today, including a box of Thorntons! I rang the vets and they told me to bring him down immediately. I nearly cried as the nurse took him away from me. I was there an hour as they gave him an injection to force him to vomit. Apparently it’s the most chocolate they’ve ever seen a dog throw up, and if I’d left it he could have been dead from organ failure by now.

He was a complete vegetable when he got home, pretty much too weak to move. He laid on the rug in the living room and slept it off for a bit and then had scrambled eggs and rice for tea.

He’s pretty much back to normal now thankfully….

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10 Comments

  1. Posted December 29, 2009 at 9:52 pm | Permalink | Reply

    Oh bless I am glad he’s better!

    My friend’s dogs eat underwear, teatowels, baby toys…

  2. Posted December 29, 2009 at 10:13 pm | Permalink | Reply

    oh my love! no wonder that scared ya! I am glad to hear that he is doing better now xxxx

  3. Posted December 29, 2009 at 10:17 pm | Permalink | Reply

    Poor Fletcher.

  4. sam
    Posted December 29, 2009 at 10:42 pm | Permalink | Reply

    oh no! poor fletcher 😦 hope he’s back to his usual self soon x

  5. Posted December 29, 2009 at 10:45 pm | Permalink | Reply

    Oh goodness, poor Fletcher. I’m glad he’s feeling better now.

  6. Posted December 30, 2009 at 1:20 am | Permalink | Reply

    Wow so glad he is ok!

  7. vInTaGe VioLeT
    Posted December 30, 2009 at 1:21 am | Permalink | Reply

    i’m so glad he’s ok – poor Fletcher and poor you xxx

  8. Posted December 30, 2009 at 12:33 pm | Permalink | Reply

    I’m so glad to hear he’s starting to feel better now after his over-indulgence on the Christmas chocs. He looks a lovely dog 🙂 My sister’s greyhounds have eaten felt tips, candles, mobile phones, hairbrushes, newspapers….well just everything really! The candles were the most worrying, but was ok in the end.

  9. Posted December 30, 2009 at 7:56 pm | Permalink | Reply

    Poor Fletcher. That must have been scary – glad to hear he’s feeling better now. We love greyhounds here and go walking them at the weekends at our local rescue place. Gorgeous dogs. 🙂

  10. Posted December 31, 2009 at 4:00 am | Permalink | Reply

    i’m glad your dog is okay!

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