Pepper and I made an emergency visit to the vet the other day after she sniffed out part of a dark chocolate bar hiding in my husband’s briefcase and made short work of it. The vet initially gave her a dose of apomorphine (so she would throw up) but it didn’t work. He then had to reverse course, give her a different med, and make sure she didn’t throw that one up. After the crisis passed, he told me that apomorphine works on about 90% of dogs.
We got home and Peppy napped. When she awoke, she was a bit groggy.
“That was so scary,” she said.
“Yes,” I agreed.
“My tummy still feels unsettled,” she added.
“Yes, I expect so.” She stretched out – gingerly – and I gave her belly scratches.
“I’m worried that the first medicine didn’t work,” she confessed. “It works on almost every dog. I heard the doctor talking about that. Why wouldn’t it work on me? Am I a strange dog? Is there something wrong with me?”
“Dear Peppy,” I comforted, “There’s nothing wrong with you. Sure, you are a little unusual. But – isn’t that interesting? You can tell a friend, you know, and it can be one of the best feelings in the world when your friend still loves you, and maybe even more.”
She considered. “Then I won’t mind it,” she concluded. “And I might even tell Jax and Sugaree,” she added, smiling just a little.
Later in the day she almost caught a bunny, which restored her general high spirits and sent me spiraling into another tornado of anxiety. (She truly almost caught it.)
I believe Pepper is a little tornado herself! LOL!
We have been through the chocolate bar fiasco with our Moose. It can be a stressful 24 hours on everyone! So glad Pepper is feeling back to normal.
I’m sorry your family had to suffer through this as well! Pepper sends warmest wishes to Moose. Xo