my dog just ate month old grease from the last time i smoked a pork shoulder on the smoker. will this hurt her?
on Aug 23rd 2008
in Health & Wellness
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hehe. Probably not. Solomon apparently has been cleaning out the grease trap from the grill - starting the beginning of the summer with the grease from a year ago - and he's been fine. If anything, depending on how much she ate, she may get diarrhea or vomit, but she should be ok.
Solomon answered on 8/23/08. Helpful? / 0
I'd normally say no, but month old may cause some trouble...keep an eye on her and if anything happens see the vet.
Gray Dawn Treader answered on 8/23/08. Helpful? / 0
Actually yes it can hurt her. The vomitting/diarrhea is a medical condition called dietary indescretion. It happens when your pet eats too much and or something that is not healthy for them and the vomitting/diarrhea are the body's way of getting rid of it. It can really cause havoc on a pet's system and set them up for continued problems digesting any kinds of food. It is also best to either move it up out of reach/or get rid of it altogether. If she has any symptoms of anything you need to take her to the Vet and they will more than likely perscribe some metronidazole for her. Whatever you do; don't let it go thinking it will get better on its own. Sometimes it will appear to go away, but really is still there causing poor digestion and can cause lifelong difficulties with food. This is my professional advice as a Vet Tech.
Peylei Jujoobie answered on 8/23/08. Helpful? / 0