My DOG Swallowed My PILL.

@ANTIQUELADY (36489)
United States
May 7, 2010 2:13pm CST
cRAZY DOG, SHE THINKS ANYTHING THAT LANDS ON THE FLOOR BELONGS TO HER.. eVERY MORNING I HAVE TO TAKE ABOUT 14 DIFFERENT PILLS. wHAT i do i get them all out in a pile & swallow as many at a time as i can. This morning i was doing that & dropped one & the darn dog gobbled it up before i could pick it up. Since i had them all out in a pile i didn't know which one i dropped.So not only did i miss one of my meds she got something she didn't need.. Don't guess it hurt her she's lying over here snoring. Have u ever had this happen to u ?
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@GardenGerty (98148)
• United States
7 May 10
I do not think I have ever had anything like that happen. I hope the dog continues to be alright, and I am sure you will let us know. How about you, are you alright? It may be a long day.
@ANTIQUELADY (36489)
• United States
7 May 10
tHANKS for your response & concern , GG. we are both o.k. I felt like pinching her head off, lol.
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@dawnald (84131)
• Shingle Springs, California
7 May 10
This would never happen with cats. :-)
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@ANTIQUELADY (36489)
• United States
7 May 10
I will have to take your word for that, don't know much about cats. Thanks for your response.
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@dawnald (84131)
• Shingle Springs, California
7 May 10
If you want to give a cat a pill, have lots of bandaids handy. A cat would never automatically swallow a pill! Dogs (some of them anyway) are sort of like walking vacuum cleaners.
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@ANTIQUELADY (36489)
• United States
7 May 10
tHANKS FOR THE WARNING but i doubt i'll ever have a cat. When something happens to cayce i'm out of the pet buisness. It's hard for me at times to take care of her.
@Lakota12 (42684)
• United States
9 May 10
well no I havent but guess if good for you and dont hurt ya it wont hurt the dog. !45 PILLS thats and awful lot I take 2 perscripton pills the other 4 are vits.and a herb one for my cancer
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@ANTIQUELADY (36489)
• United States
12 May 10
Good, glad u haven't. That is alot of pills & i have 7 more i take by bedtime. It's a wonder i don't rattle when i walk. THANNS for your response.
@Lakota12 (42684)
• United States
12 May 10
yup its a wonder I think sometimes the Doc gives us way to many pils to take. We had to take my mom off her meds over a year ago and she is doing good even spritened up too
@jillhill (37384)
• United States
7 May 10
No....but when I had my dog we went to visit my folks. Well we were playing cards and heard something funny. Here Reggie had gotten a hold of my dad's hearing aid and was playing with it....we are so lucky he didn't swallow it or something...very expensive to replace!
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@ANTIQUELADY (36489)
• United States
7 May 10
OMGOSH JILL, that would have been awful. Hearing aids are very expensive from what i have heard. I had some customers that wore them. A few times i would have to tell them to take them out when i went to wash their hair. Thank heavens i noticed them before i drowned them. What kind of cards do y'all play. I use to love to play rook. I have never been to our senior citzens plave but i hear they play rook there. wHEN I GET OLD ENOUGH I MIGHT GO, LOL.
@jillhill (37384)
• United States
8 May 10
We play a bunch of different ones....like Shanghai rummy....up yours.....and a few others. LOL....
@jdyrj777 (6558)
• United States
9 May 10
Its a good thing it didnt hurt her. I dont take pills so that has never happen to me. I did have something really funny happen yesterday though. Every morning i have a fruit smoothie. Normally i use a little soy milk as the liquid. Yesterday i added coffee instead of soy milk. Every morning Bubba Kat has to take a few licks off the top. Sounds gross but i figure they are house cats so they are not gonna make me sick. I think he stops because he is getting brain freeze. Anyway, a few minutes after his few licks of my caffene smoothie and he is darting around the room like he has lost his mind and pauseing to meow loudly. That lasted a good 15 minutes before he settled down. Lol, it was so funny. i dont believe Bubba needs anymore caffeene.
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@ANTIQUELADY (36489)
• United States
12 May 10
That is so funny, ol bubba was wired,lol. did he want some the next morning? i didn't take any pills up till 5 years ago when i had the stroke. They socked them to me me then. Take care of bubba.Thanks for responding.
@JenInTN (27565)
• United States
9 May 10
I haven't had that happy but my little dogs are waiting at my feet anxiously everytime I walk in the kitchen. I'm glad she's ok. Take care.
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@ANTIQUELADY (36489)
• United States
12 May 10
GOOD morning, jen, glad it hasn't happened. Cayce is pretty well wherever i am. she's fine. Have a good wed. hugs.
@cynthiann (18619)
• Jamaica
7 May 10
I have to line up all my meds too before I take them or else I will miss one or take the wrong dosage! But no, I have ever had a pet swallow them. It doesn't seem to have done her any harm but just watch her. She probably thought that it was candy
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@ANTIQUELADY (36489)
• United States
7 May 10
Anything she thinks is people food she will gobble up, lol. I tell her all the time she's like a human garbage disposal. She's fine. Thanks for responding.
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@savypat (20247)
• United States
7 May 10
Yes but I got there in time and saved the pill. You might want to shut your dog away from where you take your pills, many pills that we take can kill or at least cause damage to you dog.
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@ANTIQUELADY (36489)
• United States
7 May 10
Thanks for your response & suggestion.
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@rocketj1 (6960)
• United States
7 May 10
First, I was always worried about the kids finding a pill if my hubby dropped his (he takes many a day) Now they are older and I worry about the dog. I always make my hubby find it when it happens. My dog would do the same thing yours did if he found it! He eats anything! I hope your dog is going to be ok! Some friends recently had a dog eat some rat poison. They saw it happen and instantly poured some salt down the dog's throat and he puked it all right back out! Not sure I would have thought of that. Not sure that the salt would be great for him either. But I suppose it's ok since he barfed it all back out too! Have you checked with you vet? Take care, Jo!
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@ANTIQUELADY (36489)
• United States
7 May 10
The dog is fine, it happened early this morn. No sense in calling the vet, it didn't make her sick. I have dropped them before but guess she didn't notice the other timesw, lol. Glad your friend's dog was o.k. Tell james to be more careful, lol i'm going to be. Thanks for respoding, heidi. It'ss been a long time since u did. Happy mother's day.
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• United States
8 May 10
I don't have dogs and the cats just play with it. Our pet rabbits I am not so sure about. They would probley eat it, Patches eats every thing, he seems to think if it is on the floor it is his! Blackie is much pickier about what he eats. Glad your dog is ok!!! You too.
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@ANTIQUELADY (36489)
• United States
8 May 10
Thanks for responding. We are both just mean as sver today, lol.
• United States
8 May 10
Glad to know all is ok. and I doubt that you are mean.....
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@ANTIQUELADY (36489)
• United States
12 May 10
thanks lou ann, bet my kids wouldn't agree w/u on the mean, lol. I can be if i have to be.
@gabs8513 (48717)
• United Kingdom
12 May 10
Oh goodness Jo lol I have to say Gissi does not take anything unless I say he can lol and he does not like Pills anyway so no he would not have eaten it lol
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@ANTIQUELADY (36489)
• United States
13 May 10
Good for gissi,if i have to give cayce a pill i have to bury it in chesse, the little heathren, lol. Thanks for responding.
@Java09 (3085)
• United States
10 May 10
I know it's two days later,but if that happened to my dog I would call a vet to see if she needs to be checked out.I takes two different pills,I have a dog that eats everything that falls to the floor right away.I lean over the kitchen sink to take my pills.I always had the habit of doing that because I get a glass of water there.I hope your dog is ok.Let me know,I feel worried.
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@ANTIQUELADY (36489)
• United States
12 May 10
Thanks for responding. cayce is just fine, thanks.
• United States
8 May 10
I was able to get it before my Sunny got it. I was just luck that day. I pray he is OK! Snowqueen
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@ANTIQUELADY (36489)
• United States
8 May 10
Hi, good for you. Cayce is just fine, mean as ever, lol. Thanks for responding.
@cupkitties (7036)
• United States
8 May 10
our little chiuauah will chew and eat any crayons dropped on the floor so we have to be careful and pick them up right away. He especially loves any reddish color ones. I guess he thinks they are little dog treats.
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@ANTIQUELADY (36489)
• United States
8 May 10
Thanks for your response. That's a cute story. Pets are a trip, lol.
@cmang83 (286)
• Malaysia
8 May 10
I never see this happen before. I guess dogs have a very good nose. They can smell and know the thing cannot be eaten right? Maybe your dog's nose has some problem. She is sick??Hope she is ok.
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@ANTIQUELADY (36489)
• United States
8 May 10
Thanks for your response & welcome to mylot. Hope u enjoy it as much as i dod. My dog is fine, thanks.
@rene12 (797)
• Philippines
8 May 10
What I am worried about is swallowing different pills at once. My mom is a nurse and thought me that I should at least wait 3 minutes before swallowing another medicine coz it is bad if it is taken at once. What I took that day is a vitamin, paracetamol and antibiotic. I am not sure if it is ok with yours :D
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@ANTIQUELADY (36489)
• United States
8 May 10
Hi Rene, thanks for your response & your concern. I have been doing this for a long time but am not saying it's the right thing to do. Hope u are having a happy weekend.
@bellis716 (4806)
• United States
8 May 10
If I dropped a pill, my cat would not eat it, but he'd probably play with it until it went under the refrigerator or stove.
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@ANTIQUELADY (36489)
• United States
8 May 10
Us & our pets, lol. Thanks for responding. Happy sat. to u.
@AmbiePam (48664)
• United States
8 May 10
Yes, I have had that happen. Not with my current dog Sherlock, but with a dog I had before him. Sherlock is a really picky eater. The dog I had before would hoover anything in its path up, no questions asked! He was like my own little vacuum. Once I dropped one of my medications and he swallowed it before I could bend down to pick it up. I was so worried! I don't remember what it was exactly, but I remember it was a small dose. I kept an eye on him for the entire night, but he was fine. No way could I sleep. It was too late to call my regular vet, so I just stayed up the whole night watching the poor dog. He kept looking at me like, chill and leave me alone!
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@ANTIQUELADY (36489)
• United States
8 May 10
Good morning Ambie, glad sherlock hasn't pulled that on u. Cayce is fine, never saw a bit of difference in her yesterday. she is like a vacuum to. Thanks for responding. Happy sat. to u.
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@marguicha (91969)
• Chile
7 May 10
Hi jo, When Lola was a puppy she almost ate my house but fortunatly she is an outdoor dog. I believe that if she had gotten inside the house I would not have a chair to sit on. So, after all, I would say your dog is delicate as compared to my monster. I do hate it when meds fall from the table though. They simply disappear! My eyes canĀ“t see them and I have to sweep the floor to find them. As a punishment, I eat the dirty pill anyway.
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@ANTIQUELADY (36489)
• United States
8 May 10
I remember what a time u had w/lola, lol. Caseyis too old to get in much mischeif anymore like i am, . U got to eat those dirty pills, they are too expensiveto throw away. I don't imagine yours are all that dirty , mine aren't either. I wouldn't eat off just anyone's floor but i will mine.
@cher913 (25893)
• Canada
7 May 10
wow, has she done anything like that before? hope she is ok. you are less one pill too, thats not good either.
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@ANTIQUELADY (36489)
• United States
7 May 10
Hi Cher, yes, she did this once before. I am real careful but things like this happen. She is fine, haven't seen abitof difference in her at all. Happy weekend.