I woke up at 4:20 this morning, I had too much tea yesterday I guess. I let the dogs out and both Nova and Sune came in rather quickly but Albin stayed outside for quite some time until I started to wonder where he was. So I put on a jacket and my head lamp and went out.
I saw him rather quickly and called for him and he came running really fast but I also saw that he had something in his mouth, it was a glass jar. That was a bit odd because I don’t have any outside and I was more confused when I saw that it had contained garlic cloves in oil and herbs. There was no label left but two garlic cloves and some herbs. I know I got a jar of that over ten years ago and that I never ate it. I have no idea however where it has been since then and how on earth Albin managed to get it. I later found the lid and he has managed to puncture it and he has most likely used his teeth to unscrew ut. One can say a lot about dog but they sure aren’t stupid 🙂
I think we all have heard that garlic is dangerous for dogs so I did what I could to make him throw up but nothing came up. So I checked the net to see what we actually know about dogs and garlic. Turns out there’s only one study of this and they tested some dogs in Japan. They gave them big amounts of garlic for a shorter period of time and it showed that the red blood cells can be destroyed by doing so. Nothing else was said about dangers.
So I called the vet early this morning and explained everything. He said that he never had heard about a dog ever being poisoned from eating garlic, onions yes but not garlic and since nothing came up when I tried to make him puke we now think that he most likely has been drinking the oil but not eating the cloves. Albin is just like always besides having a breath that can knock down a moose 🙂 I will keep an eye on him all day and if he continues to stay fine I can forget about this. His stomach is just like it always is when he doesn’t eat anything he’s allergic too so I think I can start to relax now.
Dreary weather here today, really strong winds, dark grey sky and misty rain. I didn’t take a single photo when we were out walking and I think we all were quite happy to come home after a very short walk. Now I’ll sit down in front of the tv and I’ll most likely fall asleep rather quickly 🙂
Have a great day!