Wednesday, June 30, 2010

WEDNESDAYS HELPFUL PET TIP#13

NO! I didn't forget! I just ran out of hours in a day! I've been so busy, busy!
So this is going to be a really quick tip but sometimes something simple and easy can save a life!
As most of you know by now, I have a small HERD of little dogs. I have a half-door to my laundry room and when I go to work, I leave my little ones in that room. I always say good-bye to them and sometimes I used to toss them some treats. SO...
One day I had some new treats, ( I won't say the company name. because I don't want to get sued or something) but the treats looked like little vegetables-
What happened next was as much my fault as the way the treat was made. I tossed several into the room and my little ones were jumping in excitement to get one.

My little Powderpuff Chinese-Crested, Mimsy. (A rescue dog that the owners didn't want because they said she was too needy and was always trying to crawl into their laps....????????????????) So my little Mimsy jumped up to get a treat and as she lunged up, it flew into the back of her mouth and she had it lodged at the top of her throat and started to frantically dig at her face! She was choking!

I ran in and scooped her up. I couldn't maneuver her around to the point where I could reach in and pull out the treat! It was really wedged in there. I was holding her and trying to pull down her legs and stop her from clawing at her face and she was totally freaking out. I was in the kitchen and pulled open a drawer. There was a wooden spoon!

I grabbed it and used the handle end to go behind the treat and flip it out. It was just a matter of seconds but I was in a panic!
So the moral to this is... and the pet tip! ALWAYS break up your doggie treats to LITTLE BITE SIZES!

8 comments:

sassypackrat said...

So glad Mimsy is o.k.! And little dogs ARE lap dogs! (to the crazy people who don't deserve sweet dogs!) So glad she has a happy home with you! ;0)

carla (http://dancingmoon-carla.blogspot.com/) said...

Thanks for the tip!!!! Can't believe getting in someones lap caused them not to want the puppie... ??? shwew!!! hugs

yoborobo said...

That is an excellent tip, and something to remember when Gizmo (who is always in a hurry to inhale his treats) is around me. I've started giving Sophie her treat first (and letting her go outside) and then giving Gizmo his. Otherwise, he thinks he's enter the Eating Olympics and has to win the GOLD! :) Mimsy is adorable! xox! Pam

My Farmhouse Kitchen said...

what is wrong with people...she wanted in their lap....that's what they are for...

and the biscuit emergency..how scary is that...i would have FREAKED OUT !!!!!!
so glad you could keep it together and get it out...i am on biscuit patrol now...i am always really careful...i am so happy she is o.k....what a little doll..and bless you for having her and taking such good care of her...poor little girl...someone just turning her in cause she wanted love....i just can't even imagine....

so good to see you..i have missed you...hugs and kisses to all the gang and a special hug for sweet little Louie...

sending love to all
kary and teddy
xxx

My Farmhouse Kitchen said...

yep..so sleepy and then on a rip.....

right now Teddy is working on a pig ear that is almost bigger than him...

are pig's ears o.k.? Buddy loved them...i worry...but they seem o.k.?

kary and teddy...... and YES..me too..i want my ashes mixed with theirs for all eternity....
:-)

The cottage by the Cranelake said...

I give only very big treats, like pigs ears, or very small ones to my dogs. I heard about a dog that had just the same accident as Your dog had. I´m glad everything went ok!
Have a great day now!
Christer.

Kaerie Faerie said...

Happy 4th have a lovely weekend
I always enjoy your posts and pets
so much
thanks for sharing
Karey

ODD imagination said...

That little treat incident would have scared me! I am so glad you got it out of her mouth and no harm was done. :o)
I found that "pretty face" song on my blog in an odd sort of way and I am glad I did. I try not to use YouTube because they block it at work - dang, like we are supposed to be working or somehting. LOL