Pet Ailments

Oct 24, 2018 | Health

It amazes me that animals can have the same ailments and diseases as humans do and can sometimes be treated the same way as we are.  But just when you think you’ve heard it all, something comes across your email and surprises you.  A good friend of mine had her yellow Labrador at the vet today to find out he has Horners Syndrome.  

​Her email came through just as I noticed Maggie eating a packet of silicon gels that came in my Macy’s shipment.  I had ordered a new winter coat and had no idea that packet was in the box when I took the coat out.  The packet dropped and she found it.  Fortunately, I was able to get it from her just as she split it open and all the granules fell out.  I called the vet immediately and he told me to watch for swelling of the mouth and heavy breathing.  If so, I should give her Benadryl and rush her to the vet.  I hung up and I gave her 2 Benadryl just to be safe (based on her weight of 73 pounds).  She is now running around and seems fine so thank goodness for that!!!  I’ve been watching her like a hawk for the last 3 hours but it was nice to be able to give her something that I had for my allergies.  

​As I was watching the pups sleep, I looked up Horners Syndrome.  Fortunately my friend’s sweet boy is going to be fine but I wanted to post about this syndrome just incase anyone else out there has ever had to deal with this.  

“JaKe and Maggie relaxing on the couch with me tonight”

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