Queue call to the vet to see if I need to take immediate action or if I can wait to see if he shows any symptoms of dying! So off we speed to doggy A & E! Marley thought it was great, what an adventure going out in the car in the middle of the day! And how fabulous to arrive in this building where there are lots of people so pleased to see him!!!!!!!!!!
Now please note that Marley opened the cupboard door where the f***ing food waste bin is kept while I was upstairs for about 15 seconds and in this time managed to drag the bin out of the cupboard and pretty much swallow the pudding whole!
So the procedure involved Marley having an injection to induce vomiting, apparently he brought up a significant amount of unchewed Christmas pudding as well as some turkey - so festive!!! Then he was given charcoal to soak up any toxins that might be floating around (they has to mix in food because apparently charcoal in the only thing in the world that he won't eat!), he had to have a drip to ensure he was hydrated and had to have an overnight stay. Marley was in heaven having undivided attention!!!!!!
So when I call the lovely vets in the morning the overnight nurse told me what a treasure he was (!!!) and that he was doing well and was full of beans so much so that when she let him out in the yard for a run he went straight for the black bin SERIOUSLY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Several blood tests later he was back home not feeling sorry for himself particularly but in amongst his usual boundless energy he did actually sleep quite a lot over the next couple of days as well as finding some chocolate coins from somewhere WHERE THE HELL DID HE FIND THEM and consuming them! this time I decided to see if dying would occur, it did not!!!!
Marley trying to chew his bandage off!
A very tired Marley!!
So the lesson here is that raisins (and grapes) are highly toxic to dogs! The consumption of them can result in kidney failure and then death, the vets do not know why this happens and you must act immediately! Apparently just 3 raisins can cause a fatality! Luckily Marley is right as rain, he never showed any symptoms of renal failure and he may have been just fine without the treatment but I am glad I acted and prevented any harm!
The food waste bin is now on the worktop behind my plate rack where he absolutely cannot reach it! If he does I am sending him away to a lab for tests because it would mean he had special powers!!!
Happy new year!!#
Oh and ALWAYS get pet insurance! Marley's luxury stay cost £266 thankfully I only have to pay the £80 excess, thank the lord for pet insurance!!!
The Real Marley and Me xx