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Another pet gardening alert!

On Thu, 29 Jun 2000 11:51:16 -0400, Chick
<chick@bridgewoodgardens.com> wrote:

>Here's my story about slug bait.
>Last year I got a Westhighland White Terrier puppy for my birthday.  We named
>her Plantain Lily.  The first day I had her I took her to a nursery owned by
>some friends to show her off.  Needless to say, she found some slug bait that
>had been sprinkled around the pots and decided it was pretty tasty stuff.  Cats,
>dogs, and other animals just love the stuff.
>Luckily, I noticed that she was eating something and when I found out what it
>was I was shortly racing down the road to the vet, running red lights and
>cussing anyone driving slower than 80.  The vet made her throw up, and we found
>quite a few pellets in the vomit.  Poison control told us she had had a lethal
>dose and to get her to a doggy emergency room where they made her eat charcoal
>to soak up any remaining poison in her stomach and put her on intravenous
>anti-convulsives overnight.
>Lukily she survived just fine but my vet bills were about $400 for the first day
>I had my puppy.  
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