So according to American Greetings, it is Take Fido to Work Day. Well today I have a guest in my office. Jaegermiester, my dachshund.
I joked on Wednesday when I was leaving work that I would bring my dogs to work today. Little did I know… Yesterday while getting ready for work, I hear lil dog chewing on something. I knew I hadn’t fed him breakfast yet so I checked to see what he was eating. To my horror, he was chewing on a block of rat poisoning. My heart dropped. Well of course I took it away from him, got dressed and put him in the car. So here I sit, dog in car, panic just under the surface and … where’s the keys? I needed the keys to get in the car. No keys (still haven’t located them). I grabbed the spare set and set off, but where was I going? To a vet, somewhere. I called the vet I went to on previous occasions, no answer. So I remember another one and just drove there.
When I walk in the nice lady behind the desk greets me and I told her I think I have an emergency. She kindly told me the doctor was busy, surgery and appointments until after lunch. I took the little baggy with the block out of my purse and explained that I just took this from the dog. Not a second passed before they had him back in the office. The vet explained to me how the poison works and that there are two types, one he could save the animal, the other there is no hope. He asks me where is the box? Box? No box. So the vet tech (nice lady that greeted me) called the store where I bought it, had someone read to her the ingredients then called the manufacturer for poison treatments.
Fortunately, it was treatable. They had to induce vomiting and give him Vitamin K shots. I took him this morning for his final vitamin shot and the vet said he will be just fine. The lil dog was just as happy to go back to the vet so I guess it wasn’t that bad. More of a trauma for me than him.
So lil dog is here with me today. And I’ll be keeping a very close eye on him.