i bought a pack of the extra cool green apple gum today. i partook of a piece, and it was actually better than i thought it would be. then, i sat down with a friend to watch jarhead and decided a few minutes later that i was done with my piece – i had been chewing it for an hour and a half or so.
i got up to throw it out, and saw something shiny and green on the floor.
turns out ernie thought it smelled delish, and took it upon himself to eat the remaining thirteen pieces in the pack. (product plug – we all find it delicious!)
thirteen pieces of gum.
the tech who answered the phone said that she thought he’d be able to pass the gum just fine and that the foil wrapper wouldnt hurt him. whew. much cheaper than GI surgery on a mutt i got for free on a horse farm 6 years ago.
then she said, let me just double check with the vet.
turns out the artificial sweetner can cause a bad reaction in dogs and doggo needed to yak that gum out ASAP.
$5, a half bottle of peroxide, a turkey baster, projectile vomiting, and a mental note to change my clothes before i try to make the dog barf later, we got the gum out of the dog.
the same way it went in.