Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Lulu, egg nog and the trouble with the Internet

Let me start out by saying I've never claimed to be an expert on dogs.

Although I have learned a lot in the nearly two years since I started this blog, there is still a lot I need to do. And, sometimes, I make dumb mistakes.

Here's an example.

I was drinking a glass of egg nog last week and Lulu tried to drink from the glass. Now, I know you're thinking a beagle will do anything for food, right?

But Lulu has never tried to drink from my glass before. EVER. So I looked up egg nog and dogs really quick online. The only bad thing I could find had to do with alcohol. I don't put alcohol in egg nog, so it had to be ok for Lulu, right?


Well Lulu liked it. A lot. And since I had to finish the quart in a couple days, it was nice to have someone to share it with.

It all led to a bunch of jokes on Facebook of my dog having an egg nog addiction, and how she might like it more than peanut butter, stuff like that.

And then she peed in my bed.

She has NEVER peed in my bed before. I came home from work and there it was.

And the next day she peed on the carpet in an odd spot.

So my friends raised the spectre of egg nog-induced bladder infection.

Did I get my dog sick? I checked the Internet again. There's a fear of salmonella?! Really?!

I don't think Lulu has salmonella poisoning or a bladder infection. Actually, I'm not even sure she got sick from the egg nog. Something else happened that may be a correlation -- I had to work this weekend.

Nothing else seems to be bothering her. And it was only those two times over the weekend.

I will get her to the vet and we'll figure it all out.

The moral of this post is not that you shouldn't feed your dog egg nog though.

The moral of this story is don't believe everything you read (or don't read) online. Just because you don't see it doesn't mean it's ok. Always err on the side of caution.

From now on, this will be the only egg nog Lulu gets.

1 comment :

  1. I know you would never do anything that would hurt Lulu! I love your solution. She will get used to it.


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