My Mum Helen and I had a great day at Waroona and Yarloop on Saturday. We chatted to the vet staff (They remembered me from last year and recognised me from my Fireman’s outfit). We had a chat to Robyn about her animals and the bushfire then Helen was interviewed by Michael from the ABC in Bunbury. I hope lots of people who were affected by the bushfire will contact us. We are looking forward to hearing their stories and Mum will take photos of the cute animals.
Me and a Mate at the Park
We talked to Robyn about her animals and the bushfire, then Helen was interviewed by Michael from the ABC in Bunbury. I hope lots of people who were affected by the bushfire will contact us. We are looking forward to hearing their stories and Mum will take photos of the cute animals.
We will head down to Yarloop again on Sunday 26th June but I might need to stay home if Mum is taking photos. I get jealous if other pets get more attention than me! Woofs from KoKo
Chocolate contains theobromine and caffeine, which in larger amounts is especially dangerous because pets can’t break it down and eliminate it the same way humans can. It can build up to toxic concentrations and cause multi-organ disease and failure if not treated properly.
What symptoms will you see if your doggie mate eats chocolate this Easter?
Symptoms will occur from four to 24 hours after your pet has eaten chocolate and will vary depending on the amount of chocolate (theobromine) your dog has eaten. Dr Lui says, ” theobromine mainly affects the heart, central nervous system, and kidneys. Theobromine is a toxin that links to hyperactivity. Death can occur.”
Symptoms of eating chocolate are:
- Rapid breathing
- Muscle tension, incoordination
- Increased heart rate
- Blood in vomit
KoKo’s personal tale about chocolate
If I eat chocolate, then you need to take me to the vet. The doctor will force charcoal down my throat and make me throw up (just like they did when I ate a blowfish!). They may also give intravenous fluids (a drip), medication to control heart rate, blood pressure and seizure activity.
“I WILL NOT EAT CHOCOLATE” I keep repeating this phrase if I find my Mum Helen’s stash. I do not want to sit on newspaper and be made to throw up. Sadly I know from experience that if I find a special treat I will forget all the vet’s warnings. So I keep reminding myself “I WILL NOT EAT CHOCOLATE.”
Luckily, with prompt intervention and treatment, even in dogs that have eaten large amounts of chocolate, the prognosis for a poisoned dog is usually good. If you thick that your pet has eaten chocolate, contact your nearest Vet urgently for treatment.
Edited from Greencross Vets <firstname.lastname@example.org>
We attended the AGM, waiting quietly for the treat we knew was coming afterwards. The Furbaby cafe had made a scrumptious cake which all us doggies were allowed to tuck into. You can see from the blue cream on our noses that not a lot went astray.
Furbaby cafe cake anxiously awaited
Pace finishing the last lick
Just out of reach
Demolishing the cake
Teddy looking for cake
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KoKo being vocal as usual
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from the pawsome dog blogger,
Oh No! I’ve been caught napping on my Mum’s new red couch. My hearing must be fading. I did not hear Mum put the key in the door. Now she has caught me asleep. Boy am I in trouble!
I’ve been caught out sleeping on the couch!
But a little philosophy might save me. As my doggie mate Snoopy says: “Learn from yesterday, live for today, look to tomorrow, rest this afternoon”. Snoopy just might just be right. I think I’ll just have another nap.
Snoopy might be just a little bit more clever than me. He says some witty things. This is one I like:
“There’s no sense in doing a lot of barking if you don’t really have anything to say.”
Maybe I should stop and think before I bark. My yelling should be meaningful instead of just:
“Mum gets me some food.”
“Mum take me to the park”
” Mum it’s time for another walk”.
Aren’t these all meaningful? they are to me.
Snoopy also comes up with some good quotes when he meditates:
“I don’t have time to worry about who doesn’t like me … I’m too busy loving the people who love me.” Oh, that is so cute Snoopy.
“The less you want, the more you love.”
“Never stop smiling!”
Now I have a smile on my face – Thanks, Snoops! KoKo