|Brynwood Needleworks - Taggart|
I haven't done a Public Service Announcement in quite a while, but I have to
share somethin' that's been brought to my attention...People Medicines and Pets!
|Brynwood Needleworks - Tag and Bella|
Mom has a blog friend named Jody who recently told her about how their dog, Thor. (They also have a miniature schnauzer named Sophia, but she's not part of this story.)
It seems their cats haven't been playin' with their toys lately, 'cuz Thor steals 'em, so they've been checkin' out other stuff to play with. They found their dad's pill bottles up on the kitchen counter and started knockin' 'em around. (You know how cats love to push stuff off counters and tables, right?)
When Miss Jody and her husband got home from a night out, Sophia was sittin' on her bed, just talkin' up a blue streak, so they knew somethin' was up. Thor had chewed up a pill bottle and downed all the Lisinopril (blood pressure medicine) that was in the bottle. Uh, oh!
|Brynwood Needleworks - Tag and Pills|
Thor's a seven month old puppy, but he's gonna be okay. He didn't have any organ damage or anythin', but he is havin' little after effects from the meds. I think the evil cat might have had it in for him, but Miss Jody doesn't think so. (She knows that cat better than we do, so we'll take her word for it.)
Anyway, my Public Service Announcement is that people need to be careful with their medicines if they have kids or pets. You never know if your pets will be able to get at the bottles, or if they'll have help like Thor did. Unless you have raccoons, I don't think you need to lock the bottles in a cabinet, but putting 'em where you're sure your pets can't get them is probably a good idea.
Just another piece of advice from your friendly SW Florida Corgi...ME!
I'll see you again in seven! 'til then...
"Chase A Dream - Or A Squirrel".
PS. Thanks for the heads-up, Miss Jody!
We hope Thor is back to his ol' self real soon. - Tag