Labradoodle & Goldendoodle Forum
Uggh...Had our first vet scare this morning and I feel like a bad mommy. Zoey managed to get her hands or rather her mouth on a tampon wrapped in tissue out of the trash this am (eeeww...GROSS...I don't know WHY they are so enticed by this. My GR did this too...disgusting). I am usually very good about keeping the trash cans up, but she found me at a weak moment and of course once I realized she had it a game of keep-away ensued. By the time I got my hands on her and was able to pry her mouth open, all I was able to retrieve was some of the tissue it was wrapped in and part of the string. I put her in her crate, then got in the shower. In hindsight, I feel like a terrible mommy for not immediately calling the vet. I was so used to my mature GR eating crap all the time I guess I just was not thinking straight about how little Zoey is and that this might be a MAJOR concern. Also, she continued to act normal all morning, eating and drinking.
So Zoey slept while I got ready for work. As I was leaving for work, I called my mom (my doggy day care provider) to tell her what happened, and asked her to keep an eye on Zoey's poops. Then after calling her, decided that I should probably call the vet to ask them their thoughts, if this was something she would be able to digest or not. They of course asked me to bring her in so they could try to induce vomiting. So off my mom went to take her to the vet for me since I was already on the road to the office. The good news is that the medicine they gave her to induce the vomiting worked and she threw it up. THANK GOD...no surgery (which would have not only been traumatic for Zoey and for me, but major $$$). The bad news is that I suck. The vet said if we had waited a few more hours to bring her in she could have potentially died! I am going to be beating myself up about this one for awhile. :(