Not for the Weak of Stomach
February 9, 2007

You know ... it's bad enough that I felt like my stomach was actually an alien entity attempting to tunnel its way out of me (I know i felt at least four or five tunneling attempts and at least one grand explosion) ... but poor baby Scraps.

Puppy resting on toy

Apparently, despite being told about the cause and effect of eating Kleenex from the trash can, he decided to rummage around for a snack yesterday. My partner discovered that he'd been happily munching away for awhile before she realized what he was doing.

So, after I'd been asleep for perhaps just an hour or two, I was awakened in the most unpleasant manner. The sound of dog retching. I reached over, grabbed some Kleenex, dabbed, petted him, and went back to sleep. My partner, naturally, slept through the entire episode.

An hour or so later. Again. Only this time, I realize that he's just barfed to the left of where I sleep. Ewwww. I figure he's done. (Remember, I've been sick, too, and I simply wasn't very coherent.) Another sound. I roll to pat him and realize that he has retched to the right of where I sleep. And then that the blankets have a wet patch where he'd barfed whilst on TOP of the covers, this had soaked through, and I was now sleeping in bile.

That got me to get out of bed. I cleaned up as best I could, woke up the other half, got her to hold him whilst I attempted a better cleaning and to go get him some Pepto Bismol.

Pitiful pup curled up in a tight ball

That seemed to fix him and I nodded off back to sleep in my recliner ... only to be awakened again about 20 minutes later. *sigh* Poor little guy. I didn't want to put him in his kennel if he was going to continue to be sick, so I set him up a nice little nest in the bathroom ... a water bowl, some puppy pads, a nice warm blankie next to the heater vent.

I tried to remind him that if he would just STOP eating nasty Kleenexes from the trash, he could avoid these things. But, of course, he just turned those big doleful eyes up at me in his "I'm-so-long-suffering" way.

Posted by Red Monkey at February 9, 2007 10:01 AM | Vacations and Photos | | StumbleUpon Toolbar Stumble |


blueyes said:

Awww, poor puppy

I didnt know you could give dogs Pepto...

February 9, 2007 10:24 AM


Jenn said:

Poor baby. Pepto can cause boat in a dog though, at least I'd been told probably not a great much as it sucks, dogs usually puke for a reason, so you just have to kinda deal.

Hope he's better now.

Red Monkey said: Actually, our vet has recommended it for him on a couple of occasions, just a very, very low dose. And it helps him a LOT.
And yeah, he's doing better. Still pulling his pitiful routine, but he only threw up once during the course of the day and seems much calmer now.
February 9, 2007 2:12 PM


Red said:

I am glad to hear he is doing better now. I hope you both can use the weekend to recover and feel better. (((endy))) (((Scraps)))

February 9, 2007 7:26 PM


MsDemmie said:

oh bless ...................

Hope you have both recovered.

February 10, 2007 9:29 AM


Beth said:

OMG what an adorable dog! I hope he's feeling better! My vet has always said both Pepto and Maalox in very low doses will NOT harm a dog or cat in any way. What is it with dogs and Kleenex from the trash anyway? My dog is almost 10 years old and she STILL drags the things out. Not to mention paper towels. Omg I can't get over how cute he is!!! (PS- you can always use children's Benedryl with a small dropper for any allergies or colds. My vet swears by it- and it does work. Even with itchy skin)

February 11, 2007 2:35 AM


jodi said:


February 11, 2007 10:47 AM
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