Puppy’s life saved after biscuit binge
A 15-WEEK-OLD puppy had to undergo life-saving treatment after she wolfed down a double pack of bourbon biscuits.
Owner Jo Higgs, from Bournemouth, Dorset, returned home to find Zeena had eaten all of the biscuits.
She sought help from the PDSA Pet Hospital in
Bournemouth after Zeena became unwell and her stomach bloated.
Miss Higgs, 44, said: “I returned home to find the chewed up, empty packet of biscuits on the kitchen floor.
“I think my daughter had taken them out of the cupboard and accidentally left them on the side. I didn’t realise bourbon biscuits could be so dangerous for dogs, but when she started acting strangely and her tummy appeared bloated, I knew something was wrong.”
PDSA vet Paul Cossey gave Zeena emergency medication to make her sick and prevent further absorption of theobromine, the chemical in chocolate that can be toxic to pets. She was also put on a drip to flush any remaining toxins out of her body.
Mr Cossey said: “Chocolate can be extremely poisonous to dogs. Thankfully, we were able to provide treatment before it was too late.”
Miss Higgs said: “I can’t thank them enough.”
Zeena is recovering after her biscuit-induced ordeal