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  • My dog ate my pills - here's a somewhat humourous story

    So my poor puppy got into my purse awhile ago. I was in the washroom (of course) when this happened. I came out and noticed she had pulled out my little emergency bag of pills. Then I noticed that she had swallowed an oxybutinin pill. Well, at first I thought - I will call the vet - but I thought let's wait and see.

    So the next day I bring her outside to pee - and she can't pee. She would squat and nothing. I took her outside at night and it was the same thing. The next morning the same thing - nothing. Then I started to get worried - however, about six hours later she squatted and peed and she's been fine ever since.

    However, my first thought was and I laughed. "Well - oxybutinin works for my 55 pound dog, but I take it and I still go to the washroom every 45 minutes to an hour." So this sort of cracked me up in ways - maybe not so funny to you... but it was humorous to me. I have to laugh with this disease but if not I would cry. Anyhow, I'm pretty sure she learned her lesson and she won't poke her nose in my purse anymore - and I definitely learned mine. ALWAYS keep your pills far away from your pets.


    Current Meds:
    1 Elmiron 100mg 3x a day
    1 Cimetidine 300mg 2x a day
    4 Gabapentin 300mg 3x a day (3600mg)
    1 - 2 Atarax 25mg at bedtime
    1 baclofen 10mg 3x a day as needed
    200mg of Pyridium 3x a day (usually do in cycles - on for a week or two as needed) - I am very careful about this.
    2 belladonna and opium suppositories as needed for pain daily.
    Bladder instillations (Lidocaine, Heparin, & Sodium Bicarbonate)

    I have tried but failed -
    lidocaine instillations, heparin instillations, oxybutynin by mouth also called ditropan, tylenol 3s with coedine, cyclobenzaphrine, Ativan, vesicare, Oxytrol patches worked for 3 to 4 years and then failed, I tried Uracyst and had some success but my urologist felt that it was not successful so we moved on to trying something else. .

  • #2
    I'm glad your dog is okay.

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    • #3
      dog ate pills

      It's amazing what dogs will eat! Glad your pup is okay.

      Maybe if you took the equivalent amount of Oxy.(whatever that would be, given, and I'm guessing here, that you weigh more than 45 lbs), you would stop peeing too! But then you might REALLY stop peeing, which would not be a good thing. Who knows. Sometimes this disease seems so hard to pin down.



      • #4
        My puppy did the same thing! Shes 7 months old and so hyper. She went in my room and found a closed bottle and chewed it up until my pills came out. I walked into my room to them all over the floor and chewed up. Im guessing she didnt like the taste, so she gave up on them. So scary!! But its crazy what they will do... it didnt even seem like an easy reach.
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