Oh dear, I feel awful, my tummy is tense with pain, I feel as if I might throw up (again) and I am not my usual bright self.
Mum thinks I ate too much last night. I kept yelling at her to give me more food.
Or maybe I found something at Leighton Beach when she was not looking.
Whatever it was, the short enjoyment I might have felt is in the past. I feel dreadful.
So when Mum took me to my favourite park and I would not even check my Wee-mails, she knew I was not pretending.
After two injections from the vet, including a painkiller, I am still not feeling well. Even peaceful sleep won’t come to me.
I hope that I can write to you tomorrow and tell you all is well.
I am not well
(Certainly, Mum’s wallet is not very well either!)
Woofs from a miserable KoKo
Thank you to Wembley Vet Clinic for this handy information.
KoKo waiting his Puppicino at Floyds Cafe
- Azaleas and rhododendrons contain toxins that may cause vomiting, diarrhoea, coma, and potentially even death.
- Tulip and daffodil bulbs cause serious stomach problems, convulsions, and increased heart rate.
- Cycads are highly toxic. A single seed may result in vomiting, seizures and liver failure – usually irreversible.
- Cape lilac berries are toxic to dogs (and people). GI upsets like nausea, drooling, appetite loss, vomiting, belly pain, and diarrhoea. Also lethargy and weakness and a “drunken” or wobbly gait. With severe intoxications, changes to their breathing, heartbeat, tremors, collapse and seizures.
- Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow, is a popular hedging plant in WA with purple flowers that fade too white. If eaten it can cause muscle spasms, convulsions similar to strychnine poisoning and could potentially cause death within just a few hours. when pruning every leaf and stem should be discarded.
- Wandering Jew is a common weed and ground cover in WA gardens. It can cause significant skin irritation and a nasty rash.
So… don’t nibble your Mum or Dad’s plants or you may become very sick.
Dog food is much more tasty and healthy too. KoKo Potter
Tips from Dr Greg from Subiaco Vet Clinic
Feed only the recommended pet food, with no other leftovers, scraps, snacks or treats
Wiegh me regulatly and record results, ideally charting progress over time
Ensure that only one person feeds me
Get a new, smaller feed bowl
Always measure the food using scales or a cup measure
Feed on a little and often basis, dividing the food into 2 to 4 meals
Remove any uneaten food after ten to fifteen minutes
Exercise and play are better rewards than food!
Thanks Dr Greg – KoKo