miserable, arrogant old bat (cottonmanifesto) wrote in boston_buddies,
miserable, arrogant old bat

we had a scary moment the night before last. jim had something that looked kind of like a seizure - his eyes were waggling back and forth like crazy and he couldn't walk. it went away and then it happened again, so off to the hospital he went. he stayed overnight for observation and testing. all blood tests came back normal. the vet thinks that he probably ate something bad at the park - specifically, a piece of gum - and got xylitol poisoning. xylitol is an artificial sweetener they use in gum and it only takes a piece to cause a toxic reaction in a small dog.

hug your puppies and beware of gum!


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