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Dog ALMOST dies twice

By Dr. Andrew Jones

From: Dr Andrew Jones
Author: Veterinary Secrets Revealed
Website: http://www.petfirstaidsecrets.com

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Dog ALMOST dies twice…

That almost sounds like a National Enquirer Headline. 🙂

I recently saw a 6 month Labrador who chose to eat an entire pill vial – including 17 tablets of a serious and toxic anti-inflammatory called Rimadyl.

Little Rufus’ owner discovered this at 4PM and quickly rushed Rufus to the clinic.

This is an emergency, as MOST NSAIDS (non steroidal anti-inflammatories) can cause kidney failure in high doses.

Rufus was bright and alert- and quickly chose to eat some un-named food product in the waiting room.

If followed the EXACT steps I advise you to do in my First Aid Book:


1. Induce Vomiting. I initially gave him a tablet called Apomorphine to induce vomiting. After 10 minutes, he still hadn’t vomited, so then I gave 20ml of Hydrogen Peroxide.

He vomited many of the Rimadyl tablets- pieces of a plastic bag, plus a child’s plastic airplane…

Then by vomit number 4, he was feeling hungry, because he then attempted to eat what he threw up….

2. Activated Charcoal. This helps absorb any of the toxin. I gave it in a liquid form – approx 60 ml.

Rufus left the clinic alert and happy- even considering to eat a treat.

I will be running blood work on Rufus next week to ensure that his kidney function is normal. It looked as if he vomited most of the tablets, so I expect things to be O.K.


P.S. You really need to be prepared for Pet Emergencies. If this had happened after hours, Rufus’ owner would needed to have induced vomiting at home.

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It’s Your Pet. Heal Them At Home!

Best Wishes,

Dr Andrew Jones, DVM


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Topics: Dog Health, Pet health | 2 Comments »

2 Responses to “Dog ALMOST dies twice”

  1. Avatar Keith Webb, DVM Says:
    September 29th, 2008 at 11:51 am

    that dog is very lucky. i’ve never seen such an animal go through so much and end the end still come out alive.

  2. Avatar annette Says:
    October 15th, 2010 at 4:57 pm

    I find this terrifying….not only for the family but to think of what would have happened had she been buried or cremated.
    Really makes me sick wondering if ANY of the animals I had put down were really down. Many I held in my arms for an hour after while their
    burial plot was prepared and I could swear I felt them twitch. One even peed on me 1/2 hr after dying. I thought it was the natural process of the muscles relaxing …now I wonder and feel sick.

    Doc Andy, what is the likelihood that this happens more often than we know.
    Yes, the vets used a stethoscope, but couldn’t the heart beat so faintly or so seldomly in some cases that it would be hard to detect??

    How many people bring the animal home and put it in the garage to bury LATER? (not picking on this guy, just saying that most circumstances would not reveal such an incident and had MIA been buried or cremated, even THIS time, no one would know.

    In case you can’t tell, I’m really really upset.


Dr. Andrew Jones, DVM