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January 15th 2013 8:35 am
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Well, it r nues wike dis dat makes my job worf all da sweat an' teerz I pud intu it. *sigh* Fank yu, Coco Wose, fur bwingin' dis tu my 'ttenshun :


Vodka drip saves puppy's life

'Flushing her with vodka to make her better'

Updated: Tuesday, 15 Jan 2013, 7:41 AM CST
Published : Tuesday, 15 Jan 2013, 7:38 AM CST



MELBOURNE, Australia (CNN/NETWORK TEN) - A 9-week-old puppy has been saved by an unusual "hair of the dog" treatment. The American Staffordshire was put on a vodka drip, after being poisoned by anti-freeze.

Two weeks ago, Cleo, a cute Christmas present, was hours away from fatal kidney failure after licking anti-freeze from a car part.

"She was giving us a bit of a scare because she was really disorientated, she couldn't stand straight, she'd fall over," said owner Stacy Zammit.

During the night, Cleo got worse, refusing food and constantly crying. Zammit rushed her to a vet. The only cure for coolant poisoning? Another staff member's Christmas present: pure alcohol.

"There's toxins in that called ethylene glycol and they're very, very harmful to the kidneys so what we need to do is give them alcohol and in this case, we gave her vodka to try and mop up some of those toxins," said veterinarian Matt Pascall.

The vodka was fed via a drip through her nose and into her stomach.

"It was quite funny, to be honest. Flushing her with vodka to make her better," said Zammit.

Over two days the pup consumed more than a third of the bottle.

"If we put it in human terms, for me it would be the equivalent of having seven or eight shots every four hours," Pascall explained.

The Christmas vodka's since been replaced and Cleo's back to full health.


*sob* Yu kno', pupses, when I wuz werkin' on da pwototype fur da bery furst Bodka Dwip™, it wuz tu helb my Momma seddle down an' ged hur off da ceiwin'. It werked, fur da most part, an' I feeled weel gud 'bout it, bud dis r diff'went. My inbentshun hab sabed da wife ob a fewwow canine an' it duz NOD ged any bedder dan dat. Pweeze 'scuss dis 'mongst yurselbes. I need wie down. *sob*

 
Barked by: Angel Petey- In Loving Memory (Dogster Member)

January 15th 2013 at 9:44 am

I was amazed when I saw this article and you were right on the money with this bodka dwip...Way to go Zaidie!!
Barked by: Duncan Fife (Dogster Member)

January 15th 2013 at 9:59 am

Paging Dr Zaidie, Dr Zaidie. You apparently knew all along the correct dosage. So wonderfur that this worked fur the young pup.
Barked by: Flicka ~ CGC (Dogster Member)

January 15th 2013 at 1:26 pm

First... disbelief.....

Second..... Still laughing !

WELL DONE Zaidie !!
Barked by: Fizzy (Dogster Member)

January 15th 2013 at 2:37 pm

Awesome!!!!!
Barked by: Pepper - CGC (Dogster Member)

January 15th 2013 at 2:43 pm

Good goin' Zaidie pup!
Barked by: HarleyDavidson THD, CGC (Dogster Member)

January 15th 2013 at 2:58 pm

HD sneaks in his momma's liquor cabinet for a bottle of vodka! Hiccup......wash u say to me mommaaaaaaa.....
Barked by: MrJackFreckles~SirLick-a-Lot (Dogster Member)

January 15th 2013 at 3:43 pm

So furry pawsome indeed...are you going to collect royalties??

Amazing tail, that's fur sure!

Woofs!
Barked by: Zaidie (Dogster Member)

January 15th 2013 at 3:52 pm

BOL, HD!!!

Woyalties??? OMD, I neber finked ob dat afore, Fweckles!!

*ringringring* "Hewwo?? Yes, dis r Zaidie Webi Gee. Da Nobel Peece Pwize fur Science??? O.M...." *thud*
Barked by: MrJackFreckles~SirLick-a-Lot (Dogster Member)

January 15th 2013 at 5:21 pm

Zaidie, wake up! You have to get ready to go and visit the recipient of your scientific/medical device...afterall you saved her life...now you need to go and visit her...tell your Momma and Pappa that you need to pack your bags and include some models of that Bodka Dwip™ so that you can get started mass producing them for futre life saving events...now make sure you get there befur any St Bernards with their wee kegs under their chin get there furst to lay claim to this invention...that is why its good that you already had a ™ on your device...


Growlmy, did you know my pal from Canada is FURMOUS!!
Barked by: Zaidie (Dogster Member)

January 15th 2013 at 6:03 pm

zzzz...WHUT??? Fanks, Fweckles! No Saint Bernard r gonna wip me off! Dat Nobel Peece Pwize r MINE, ALL M-I-N-E

*whips BlackBerry out of secret pocket™; books Quantas flight to Australia with a layover in Sweden for Nobel ceremony*
Barked by: Misty (Psst on the right) (Dogster Member)

January 15th 2013 at 6:32 pm

Freckles ~ BOLBOLBOL!!!
Barked by: Hershey (Dogster Member)

January 15th 2013 at 8:09 pm

Zaidie! You're a HEEEEROW!!!! Does that Nobel Prize thingie come with MEATZ™?
Barked by: ❅ Whitley ❅ (Dogster Member)

January 15th 2013 at 10:06 pm

I knew bodka drips were useful!
Barked by: Sunny (Dogster Member)

January 16th 2013 at 12:36 pm

I can't even belief it. You are a doggy savant!
Barked by: Hunter (Dogster Member)

January 16th 2013 at 4:22 pm

Yy nu wut needed awl awong......yayyyyyy Z-Pup! Dontcha be leddin enywun steel dat Nobel Pwize fwum yu, k???
Barked by: Demon Flash Bandit (Dogster Member)

January 17th 2013 at 9:37 am

I'm so happy that your invention saved that puppy's life! I wonder if Mommy should try your product. Her kidneys are failing, and it might cure her too. I don't think she drank any anti-freeze though. I must admit that it would be hard for Mommy to use your invention with Phantom Fast Snowman, our stunt double around. He does love vodka-and gin.LOL
Barked by: Cleo (Dogster Member)

January 17th 2013 at 12:20 pm

I just want to put on record that I am not the Cleo in that article. My Mummy would never share her Bodka Dwip with me, even if I was on my last paws!
Barked by: Luna (Dogster Member)

January 23rd 2013 at 6:54 pm

Zaidie, Momma juss wead dis cause hers waptop habe been bwoken. Hers juss got it back fwom da Geek Squwad.

Yu r sooo famous dat momma r going tu make you an honoweary nurz an hers goin tu nominate yu fur da Noble Pwize fur Veteenary Medicine. It duz nod ged bedder dan dat.

U r so smart dat I r swooning ober yu. Who new u was so smart?

Wove, Luna
Barked by: Luna (Dogster Member)

January 23rd 2013 at 7:55 pm

Zaidie, Momma juss wead dis cause hers waptop habe been bwoken. Hers juss got it back fwom da Geek Squwad.

Yu r sooo famous dat momma r going tu make you an honoweary nurz an hers goin tu nominate yu fur da Noble Pwize fur Veteenary Medicine. It duz nod ged bedder dan dat.

U r so smart dat I r swooning ober yu. Who new u was so smart?

Wove, Luna

 

Zaidie


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